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The Best US Cities for Millennials 

Ranker Travel
Updated December 30, 2019 1.7k votes 143 voters 1.1k views 37 items

List Rules Vote up any American city that is great for millennials to move to and live in.

Millennials are making a big impact on American society as they grow up, and that includes where they choose to visit and live. The top US cities for millennials come in many forms. Some great U.S. cities for millennials have ample job opportunities, while other good American cities for millennials feature a bustling nightlife.

What destinations will you find on this list of the top U.S. cities for millennials? Austin is affordable and hip, and offers a variety of opportunities for young people. The city also has a vibrant music scene, thanks in part to festivals like Austin City Limits and SXSW. Denver is another great city for millennials to call home. Seattle's laid-back atmosphere and gorgeous natural surroundings make it an ideal place for millennials to rent an apartment. Other good areas featured on this list include Portland, Chicago, and Philadelphia.

Which city would you recommend to a millennial? Vote the very best options up to the top of this list, and get in on the conversation in the comments section.

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Chicago is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best US Cities for Millennials
Chicago metropolitan area, Illinois, USA
2
Minneapolis is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best US Cities for Millennials
Minnesota, USA
3
Seattle is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best US Cities for Millennials
Washington, USA
4
Pittsburgh is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best US Cities for Millennials
Pennsylvania, USA
5
Philadelphia is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best US Cities for Millennials
Area codes 215 and 267, Pennsylvania, USA
6
Madison is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best US Cities for Millennials
Wisconsin, USA
7
Boston is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best US Cities for Millennials
Massachusetts, USA
8
Grand Rapids is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best US Cities for Millennials
Michigan, USA
9
St. Paul is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best US Cities for Millennials
Northern Alberta, Canada
10
St. Louis is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best US Cities for Millennials
Missouri, USA
11
Ann Arbor is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best US Cities for Millennials
Michigan, USA
12
Cambridge is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best US Cities for Millennials
Massachusetts, USA
13
New York City is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best US Cities for Millennials
New York, USA
14
Washington, D.C. is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best US Cities for Millennials
Contiguous United States, USA
15
Salt Lake City is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best US Cities for Millennials
Utah, USA
16
Jersey City is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best US Cities for Millennials
New Jersey, USA
17
Austin is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best US Cities for Millennials
Texas, USA
18
Atlanta is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best US Cities for Millennials
Georgia, USA
19
Hattiesburg is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best US Cities for Millennials
splashgodq14 added Hattiesburg Mississippi, USA
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New Orleans is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best US Cities for Millennials
littleghost added Louisiana, USA
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Jackson is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best US Cities for Millennials
splashgodq14 added Jackson
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San Francisco is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best US Cities for Millennials
San Francisco Bay Area, California, USA
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Portland is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best US Cities for Millennials
Oregon, USA
24
Raleigh is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best US Cities for Millennials
North Carolina, USA
25
Charleston is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best US Cities for Millennials
South Carolina, USA