If you’re a Boston-dwelling millennial, you’re in luck: You currently call one of the best places for young people to live in America home. Well, sort of.
Niche, formerly known as College Prowler, released a ranking of “The 25 Best Cities and Neighborhoods for Millennials.” The content startup surveyed nearly 500,000 college students, as well as parsed through more than a dozen categories of data, such as median rent and income, to determine the final list.
Boston ranked No. 6, with roughly 13 percent of residents between the ages of 25 and 34. The median rent here in the Hub is $1,163, according to Niche, while the median income covering that cost rings in at $33,659.
Here’s where the skepticism comes in, however. The ultimate Boston neighborhood for millennials is Spring Hill … Somerville.
As a Somerville resident, and self-proclaimed millennial, I feel like I should be tapping myself on the back for being hip. But admittedly, without Googling, I couldn’t even tell you where Spring Hill is.
To determine the best neighborhood for millennials within each metro, Niche looked at the percentage of the population between the ages of 25 and 35, along with the percentage of that population touting a bachelor’s degree or higher. The site also factored in median rent and income.
Again … Spring Hill?
The residential neighborhood is “roughly bounded” by Highland Avenue, Somerville Avenue, Elm Street and Willow Avenue, teetering on the outskirts of Porter and Davis Square. Spring Hill is home to the amazingly delicious Highland Kitchen, which I recommend trying the Buffalo Fried Brussels Sprouts at.
Fittingly, someone on Highland Kitchen’s Facebook commented: “A beacon in our residential wasteland.” But, as you’re chowing down, at least remember you’re in the best neighborhood “in Boston.”
Where else are young people hanging out across the country?