Thursday, September 14, 2017

AFTER THE HYPE: KANSAS CITY PLUMMETS IN TOP RANKINGS FOR MILLENNIALS!!!



The uptick in the Kansas City homicide count along with a pricing spike thanks speculative development has precipitated a decline in a highly touted selling point to the next generation of local residents.

It turns out that KCMO isn't such a great place for young people to live in much the same way that Spring Breakers (photo featured above) always move on . . .

Still, it's hard to forget national headlines from not so long ago . . .

NY Times: Millennials Going to Kansas City, to Live and Work

Thanks to data from our reporting partners and a bit of comparison with boastful claims from a few years ago.

The reality . . .

KANSAS CITY FADES AS A MILLENNIAL DESTINATION THANKS TO HIGH CRIME AND RISING REAL ESTATE PRICES!!!

And while this renter info is optimistic, it reveals that KC is losing its standing as a destination for younger people

Take a look at this town FAILING to even crack the top 10:

Best Metros for Millennials: Kansas City Ranks #12 out of 75

In our recent survey of 24,000 renters, 64 percent of renters expressed plans to settle down in a new city. Millennials, aged 18 to 34, move more frequently than older adults, relocating to metros that offer better jobs, more affordable housing and livelier social scenes. In order to identify the best metros for millennials, Apartment List created an index to grade 75 top U.S. metros on jobs, affordability and livability.

Overall, Kansas City received an A grade on our list of best metros for millennials. Here are some highlights:

- Kansas City ranks #19 out of 75 for its job market, with a millennial unemployment rate of 4.7% - Ranking down 7 from 2014.

- Kansas City ranks #16 out of 75 for affordability. The median monthly rent is $973 and 72% of the population can afford the median home - 17% cost spike since 2014. 

- Kansas City ranks #47 out of 75 for livability - Out of top 1/3rd in 2014. 

The full report can be viewed here.
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You decide . . .

34 Comments:

Anonymous said...

the condos and lofts were never for most millennials. It's empty nesters who fill most of them up. No reason to live in the suburbs after children are grown.

Anonymous said...

It's not just the crime and the taxes. The job numbers are misleading. Working a fast food job in KC for a lot of millennials just isn't an option. There is more opportunity across the state line in Kansas.

Jonsie said...

most real estate "news" is a lie. Just an excuse to get people to overextend themselves and buy into a fantasy.

Anonymous said...

I take all these ratings with a grain of salt, even when they're favorable.

Anonymous said...

Yeah that's it. Millenials need to leave now.

Anonymous said...

^^^ +1

Retro ROCKER said...

There will still be millennials in the metro as long as employer's pay them a living wage so they will stay. And you know the Business owners wouldn't work for under fifty thousand dollars a year. But they expect you too. Look,around it takes a lot of money to live comfortable.

Byron Funkhouser said...

Your history of segregation, & racial tensions, are nothing that anyone with a choice, would chose.

Anonymous said...

Byron Your history of disability fraud would shame most people.

Anonymous said...

There are other factors involved. If I were a millenial, I would move to Pittsburgh. They have cheaper shitty tattoo artists, cheaper shitty beer, more shitty stupid music to listen to, more shitty coffee shops.

Anonymous said...

Millennials will rent apartments for a few years downtown and then move to the suburbs when they're ready to buy a house and settle down. Sure, a few might stay downtown -- especially LGTB, those who have no plans to have children, or work downtown in creative arts fields. But the majority will hightail it to Lee's Summit or Blue Springs or Johnson County.

In the old days young people moved to Westport/midtown/Plaza and then evacuated for the burbs.

Same story, different destination.

Anonymous said...

Most people won't spend $200+ for condo when they can get a decent house in KC metro for that. And they'll be able to sell that house fairly quickly if necessary. Selling a condo in Kansas City is hard.

Anonymous said...

4:25 - says the person who chooses to live in one of the whitest cities in America. No racial tension if no other races, eh Byron?

Anonymous said...

Millenials want cheap but new housing in a downtown location, free parking, streetcars that are for white people only, and it all must be cheap because, well, baristas only make so much, you know.

Anonymous said...

Take on the risk and expense of opening a business and you can pay yourself anything you want sweetie.

Anonymous said...

Glad all you pants shutters have it all figured out.

Anonymous said...

Build a wall to keep more millenials out.

Anonymous said...

Millenials are a fickle group, they live off mom and dad or the government and demand prices be cheap or they'll leave. All because they don't want to work or work hard for a living.

Byron with his stupid racist comments again, he's always blaming whitey for everything but not his poor pathetic blacks, he would never admit his blacks are racist ever

Anonymous said...

"Take on the risk and expense of opening a business and you can pay yourself anything you want sweetie."

IF your business is a success, sweetie.

Anonymous said...

B'lieRON claimed today that he's bi. Uh, bi-racial. He said that he's white on other posts over the years. Just the usual crackedpot, lying Funky.

Anonymous said...

Geezer Hater 5:01 is drunk. Instead of "pants shitters", he said "pants shutters".

Anonymous said...

So the truth is mommy's sofa wore out!

Anonymous said...

Yeah, he's cum drunk from all that Barry BathHouse action today! He stalks only young stuff, 'cuz he hates oldsters.

TKC Comment Ref said...

^^^ Gross. Get your mind out of the gutter. Do you think that persuades anyone? Did you type that to make anybody but yourself feel better. FAIL @9:33. Go bother somebody else with that garbage. It's not wanted or needed here.

Anonymous said...

^^^^^ Was chief hall monitor at vacation bible school

Anonymous said...

10:13's Geezer Hater's down low buttboi,huh? Yeah, scold that potty mouthed punk for disrespecting elders, why don't ya?

Anonymous said...

Maybe they are realizing the place is OVERSATURATED with breweries, bakeries and overpriced coffee.

The millennials I do know are growing up, having kids and realizing "KC is not the place for a family". The others are leaving for places like Utah or other such places with at least some interesting geography besides flooding muddy rivers and the heavily chemical sprayed fields of Monsanto corn and soybeans.

Anonymous said...

So many geezers..so few Depends. Good news geezers...you're approaching the end. Go into the light!!!!

Anonymous said...

This just in: Hipsters discovering that Kansas City is a violent shithole, and overpriced for as mediocre as its "vibrant urban experience" is. (Why do they all wear those stupid hats?)

Anonymous said...

^^I don't know geezer. Maybe get out of your house every once and a while and engage your community instead of sitting on a blog all day. Jeez, there's more to life than the inter-webs.

Anonymous said...

Sez the deep in debt millie mook, who's eating and sleeping at his mommy's house.

Anonymous said...

So many grifters...dependant on mommy. Bad news gibsmes...your inheritance is spent. GROW UP, MOVE OUT, GET A REAL JOB...LIGHTWEIGHT!!!

Anonymous said...

^^Your drunk again pops, & your damn diaper's full. No Matlock for you!

Anonymous said...

^^^ you were the one typing incoherently, Geezer Hater. No more Portlandia and anal sex for you!