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San Francisco ranked third best city for millennials

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Berkeley and Sunnyvale also cracked the top 10

People waiting in line for ice cream outside Bi-Rite Creamery.
People waiting in line for ice cream outside Bi-Rite Creamery.
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The grey old lady set its sights on the 25-to-34 age demographic this week, reporting the cities with the highest and lowest cases of rampant millennialism. The answers shouldn’t surprise you.

Arlington and Cambridge took the top spots, respectively, while San Francisco ranked third with the topknot-sporting, athleisure-wearing set.

The publication used Niche, an analysis outfit that uses public data and reviews to rate areas. They sifted through 228 cities with a population of 100,000 or more to come up with the top 100 cities for millennials.

“The site arrived at its ranking by considering, along with other factors, the number of residents between the ages of 25 and 34; the number and proximity of coffee shops, bars and restaurants; the level of education among residents; and the cost of living and employment statistics,” says the New York Times.

And now, the highest- and lowest-ranked 10 cities on the list.


1. Arlington, Va.

2. Cambridge, Mass.

3. San Francisco, Calif.

4. Alexandria, Va.

5. Minneapolis, Minn.

6. Seattle, Wash.

7. Ann Arbor, Mich.

8. Berkeley, Calif.

9. Sunnyvale, Calif.

10. Sandy Springs, Ga.


91. St. Petersburg, Fla.

92. West Palm Beach, Fla.

93. Little Rock, Ark.

94. Norfolk, Va.

95. North Charleston,, S.C.

96. Miami, Fl.

97. Los Angeles, Calif.

98. Baton Rouge,, La.

99. Greensboro, N.C.

100. San Antonio, Tx.