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5 Reasons Seattle's Great for Millennials (And 1 That It Isn't)

    5 Reasons Seattle's Great for Millennials (And 1 That It Isn't)

    Millennials are the key to current markets, since that demographic increasingly drives apartment and office absorption. Here are five reasons Millennials want to be in Seattle (and one that might make some of them think twice).

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    Primo Working Conditions

    Primo Working Conditions

    Payscale found that in Seattle, median pay for Millennials is more than $55k, the unemployment rate is 4%, the job satisfaction rate among the demographic is 70% and commute time is a mere 29 minutes. All that makes Seattle the top city in the nation for working Millennials. (Forbes)

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    High Demand for STEM Graduates

    High Demand for STEM Graduates

    Seattle's also a highly educated city, with a third of adults holding a bachelor's or higher. New grads with STEM degrees are in especially high demand, putting the city at No. 6 for places where newly minted STEM grads can find a job. [NerdWallet]

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    Walkability

    Walkability

    According to WalkScore, Seattle's the No. 8 most walkable large city in the country, with a score of 70.8—"Very Walkable." [Redfin]

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    Lotsa Coffee Shops

    Lotsa Coffee Shops

    What would Millennial life be without coffee shops? They aren't just for coffee, they're workplaces. For every 10,000 people, Seattle has 15 coffee shops, putting the city at No. 4 in coffee shop density in the nation. [Findthehome]

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    Gastronomic Affordability

    Gastronomic Affordability

    According to WalletHub, Seattle is No. 5 in affordability of its dining scene, for which the company measured not only price, but also the diversity, accessibility and quality of the city's restaurant offerings. [WalletHub]

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    Buying a Home Is Problematic

    Buying a Home Is Problematic

    Many Millennials might not want to buy a house just yet, but when they do Seattle's No. 7 least affordable on a typical Millennial salary (but at least Seattle's much more affordable than either San Jose or San Francisco). [Bloomberg]