Atlanta was named second in the list for best city for millennials because of the positive job market and vast availability of amenities.
Money.com has unveiled their ranking for top cities for millennials based “on places where job growth is projected to be above average; food, rent, and other necessities are relatively affordable; and there are high concentrations of grocery stores, pharmacies, laundromats, and other amenities.”
“The ATL has fun activities for people of all ages, including a popular zoo, an aquarium, and a collection of several impressive art and history museums,” the article said. “But there’s also a great bar and nightlife scene that millennials – who comprise about 26.2 percent of the total population – might love. The cost of living is 114, below the average for big cities on the index, and means neither groceries nor cocktails need to be too expensive.”
With Atlanta the third-ranked city in America for metro areas with Fortune 500 companies (behind New York and Houston), the influx of world-famous corporations such as Porsche and Mercedes Benz, the job market is most certainly a major contributor to its high ranking, Money.com stated.
“With top employers like Delta Airlines hiring local workers, Atlanta offers strong employment opportunities: Moody’s expects job growth to be 14.3 percent through 2019.”
“Atlanta is the ideal location for millennials to learn and grow, find a job they love, start a business or raise a family – all while enjoying a high quality of life unmatched by other metropolitan areas,” said Hala Moddelmog, president and CEO of MAC. “The highly ranked livability, unique culture and opportunity for career growth are very appealing qualities for millennials.”
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