Jersey City Among 100 Best Cities for Millennials

Jersey City Among 100 Best Cities for Millennials

Recent college graduates and young professionals have another good reason to consider setting down roots in NJCU’s hometown. Jersey City recently ranked among the 100 best places to live in America for millennials, according to a comprehensive assessment of cities and towns throughout the country.

The state’s second largest city placed 23rd out of 100 urban centers on the 2017 Best Cities for Millennials Ranking, beating out such locales as New York City, San Diego, Chicago, Portland, Ore., Philadelphia, New Orleans, and Miami.

The ranking, according to Niche, which conducted the assessment and is a website devoted to helping people find neighborhoods that are right for their lifestyles, are based on an exploration of key factors which are meaningful for millennials and young professionals at the city level.

Those factors include job opportunities; affordability; ethnic, generational, and economic diversity; higher education rates; accessibility to restaurants, coffee shops, and bars; and crime and safety.

The ranking assessed more than 228 cities, and 15,000 towns and neighborhoods. Niche analyzed data from the U.S. Census, FBI, and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, as well as reviews from residents, to calculate the rankings.