- New York City no longer appears to be one of the favored cities for millennials to move to.
- SmartAsset recently tracked which cities the most millennials were settling in, and the results are surprising.
- The Big Apple didn’t even make the top 25, but three cities in Virginia made the top 10.
Is the Big Apple losing its allure?
With a long history of attracting young professionals, New York City is known as a “must move to” hot spot.
SmartAsset ranked the list according to net migration data from the US Census Bureau. It subtracted the number of people ages 20 to 34 who moved out of the city from the number of people in the same age range who moved into the city in 2016.
Virginia dominated, with three cities making the top 10.
10. Virginia Beach, Virginia
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Millennial net migration: 4,984
Median rent: $1,238
9. Norfolk, Virginia
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Millennial net migration: 4,997
Median rent: $1,146
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Millennial net migration: 5,106
Median rent: $1,961
7. San Jose, California
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Millennial net migration: 5,496
Median rent: $2,894
6. Newport News, Virginia
Millennial net migration: 5,667
Median rent: $953
5. Jacksonville, Florida
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Millennial net migration: 6,354
Median rent: $951
Millennial net migration: 6,529
Median rent: $1,592
3. Sacramento, California
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Millennial net migration: 6,680
Median rent: $1,561
2. Columbia, South Carolina
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Millennial net migration: 6,937
Median rent: $915
Millennial net migration: 7,302
Median rent: $2,435