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.
You decide . . .