There are many reasons why Cincinnati attracts young professionals: locally owned and operated restaurants, great beer, rich history, affordable housing and a strong job market. According to 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 no. 16, just ahead of St. Louis.
Cincinnati received an A-, and is considered a great place for millenials because it has the ninth strongest paycheck 17 percent more job openings than the average city.
To decide the top 25 cities, Growella, which is based right here in Cincinnati, looked at these criteria:
- How many entry-level jobs are available in the city? (7.5 percent of score)
- How much time is spent commuting in the city? (7.5 percent of score)
- What's the public transportation situation like in the city? (10 percent of score)
- How many other young people live there? (15 percent of score)
- What's the after-work and weekend scene like in the city? (10 percent of score)
- How far does a paycheck get you in the city? (50 percent of score)
Cities that scored 90+ received an A.
the other 24 cities.