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Millennials – Athens the best metropolitan areas for 18 to 29 year olds ? Yes, Athens, Georgia

A weak job market, along with the high cost of higher education, have made it difficult for the average college graduate in America. Approximately 53 percent of college graduates under the age of 25 are either jobless or primarily working jobs that don’t require a college degree, according to an April study by Drexel University.

Given the challenges Millennials face, Moving.com identified the best metropolitan areas for 18 to 29 year olds, taking into account affordable housing, low unemployment and access to nearby attractions and education. According to the report, these cities are far better for young people struggling with the economy than others…

1. Athens, Georgia
Unemployment: 6.5 percent
Average rent price: $798
Median home list price: $174,900

2. Chapel Hill, North Carolina
Unemployment: 7.4 percent
Average rent price: $1,260
Median home list price: $219,900

3. Corvallis, Oregon
Unemployment: 5.7 percent
Average rent price: $1,043
Median home list price: $283,700

4. Dallas, Texas
Unemployment: 6.8 percent
Average rent price: $1,168
Median home list price: $204,900

5. Ithaca, New York
Unemployment: 6.4 percent
Average rent price: $1,034
Median home list price: $276,000…

via The best cities for Millennials – Bottom Line.

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