Forbes ranks Rochester one of the top cities in the U.S. for millennials
Rochester is the 22nd best city in the U.S. for millennials, according to a list published by Forbes.
The ranking was assembled by Niche and included cities based on factors including number of millennials (ages 25-34), job opportunities, affordable housing, and access to bars and restaurants.
According to Niche, “a high ranking indicates that a city attracts millennials with an affordable, diverse community and lots of things to do.”
Cambridge, Mass., home to Harvard University, topped the list. Minneapolis, at No. 12, was the only other Minnesota city in the top 25.
Rochester was touted for ease of commute (A+) and access to restaurants (A-). The Med City also received positive grades for crime and safety (B-), access to bars (B) and access to coffee shops (B+).
The list compared records for 232 American cities with a population of more than 100,000. Fun fact: Rochester finished two spots higher than Chicago.
About Brian Olson: Born and raised in Rochester, Brian enjoys spending time with his wife, Emily, and their two children, Henry (1) and Finleigh (4), and their golden doodle rescue dog Duke (age unknown). When not playing Dad, Brian works as a marketer, enjoys traveling, and can’t seem to get off the roller coaster that comes with being an avid Minnesota sports fan. Twitter.
(Cover photo: David Henry)