Countless headlines and reports have bemoaned Millennials’ failure to launch. But it’s important to note that even though more 20- and 30-somethings are struggling, it’s not like the generation is at a complete standstill. Though they aren’t free from debt by any means, Millennials who managed to find jobs don’t have the financial baggage of their parents (like a mortgage), and they’re likely to switch companies every three years or less, which means a lot of moving.
So where are they going? Demographer William H. Frey from the Brookings Institute ran the net migration numbers, and revealed that the top cities Millennials are moving to shared certain qualities: plentiful jobs in knowledge-based sectors, a focus on tech, and a certain cool factor.