What attracts young professionals to the Queen City? Affordable housing, local breweries, tons of locally owned/operated eateries, and a strong job market.
According to a report by CNBC, these are just a few of the reasons why the city made it on Growella‘s list of top 25 cities for people under the age of 35.
Cincinnati came in at #16, just ahead of St. Louis. Nearby Columbus ranked #7 overall and #2 in the Midwest while Indianapolis ranked #13 overall and #3 in Midwest.
Cincinnati received an A-, and is considered a great place for millennials because it has the ninth strongest paycheck plus 17% more job openings than the average city.
To decide the top 25 cities, Growella, based rankings on weighted scores for the following:
- How many entry-level jobs are available in the city? (7.5 % of score)
- How much time is spent commuting in the city? (7.5% of score)
- What’s the public transportation situation like in the city? (10% of score)
- How many other young people live there? (15% of score)
- What’s the after-work and weekend scene like in the city? (10% of score)
- How far does a paycheck get you in the city? (50% of score)
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