It’s no surprise that the millennial generation is helping Denver grow; the city’s appeal to younger residents has been well documented. Now, the New York Times chimes in with its assessment of the city’s appeal to millennials. So, why do Millennials like Denver?
In a special “Cities” section in the newspaper’s Thursday’s print edition (7/21/16), it’s reported that Denver appeals to millennials for more reasons that its beer, mass transit, mountains and legal marijuana. Denver “has risen from economic stagnation and urban irrelevance to become a millennial magnet,” the Times reported, adding “one obvious reason is the economy: the city’s is healthy — and hiring.” An analysis of census data by Zillow, found that 18- to 34-year-olds accounted for 35 percent of the city’s population growth from 2010 to 2014, up from 26 percent in the first 10 years of the century.
In March, Denver was rated the best place to live in the country by U.S. News and World Report and last month, Denver was ranked high by millennials as a great place to live. Regardless of the factors, it’s clear that Millennials like Denver.