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This N.J. city is a 'best place to live' for millennials

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This New Jersey city was named one of the best for millennials.
This New Jersey city was named one of the best for millennials. - ()

Millennials — the generation that more and more keeps moving to big cities rather than those small and quaint suburbs. But there are cities, and then there are the best cities, the ones with top access to bars and restaurants, affordability and job opportunities.

Based off these top factors and more, Niche, a website that provides user review data to create rankings, has made its 2017 Best Cities for Millennials list, and a New Jersey city ranked in its Top 25 (even though it was the only Garden State city on the list).

Jersey City has been ranked the 23rd best place for millennials to live in the United States.

The city’s overall ranking was a “B+,” with housing and cost of living at the bottom of its rank (both “C-“), and its diversity (“A+”), outdoor activities and commute (both “A”) at the top.

Along with the data, Niche also gathered reviews from current residents about each city.

Jersey City’s best said:

“I love how diverse Jersey City, New Jersey, is. I grew up in the Heights section of the city in a safe neighborhood. People in the neighborhood are very friendly, and keep an eye out for one another. What I love most is how convenient it is to leave my house and take a walk to the store or walk to the PATH station so I can travel into New York City. The parks in the neighborhoods were recently refurbished, so children and future generations can enjoy such luxuries. I'm proud of my city!”

So, what is the best city in the U.S. for millennials to live in?

The beautiful Arlington, Virginia.

Niche created its rankings from a weighted scale assessing 228 cities in the U.S., considering factors like access to coffee shops, restaurants and bars; diversity, crime and safety, and cost of living grade; and the amount of people with a bachelor’s degree or higher.

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Emily Bader

Emily Bader


Emily Bader is the Web Editor and Social Media Coordinator at NJBIZ. She is a Brielle, N.J. native and a Rutgers University alum. You can contact her at emilyb@njbiz.com.

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