Knoxville Named Among The Top Cities For Millennials To Move

Did you know Knoxville has been named among the top cities for millennials to move?

Growella recently ranked 100 cities in the U.S. that are best for millennials to move. In order to compile a list of the top cities, here is what each city was scored on:

  • The number of entry level jobs (7.5% of total score)
  • Time spent commuting (7.5% of total score)
  • Public transportation (10% of total score)
  • Number of young people living there (15% of total score)
  • Nightlife in the city (10% of total score)
  • How far a paycheck goes (50% of total score)

Growella looked at more than 3,500 cities before narrowing a list of 100. Cities were ranked from A to F based on this data. Knoxville ranked #25 on this of 100 best cities for millennials to move. In the South,  Knoxville ranked #15. Knoxville was ranked with a B+ grade overall.

With many major employers, like Scripps, Y-12 National Security Complex, Oak Ridge National Lab, and Jewelry TV, it’s no shock that Knoxville ranked well on this list. Knoxville also enjoys a very low cost of living with affordable housing and no state income tax. In addition, Knoxville has a vibrant downtown with many restaurants, bars, and other activities.

Here are the top 10 cities for millennials to move:

  1. Durham, NC

  2. Pittsburgh, PA

  3. Nashville, TN

  4. Des Moines, IA

  5. Charlotte, NC

  6. Syracuse, NY

  7. Columbus, OH

  8. Austin, TX

  9. Greenville, SC

  10. Houston, TX

This is not the first time that Knoxville has topped a national ranking list in recent years. Earlier this year, Knoxville was named one of the hottest real estate markets by Zillow.  Knoxville was also named one of America’s Favorite Cities earlier this year by Travel + Leisure. In 2015,  Knoxville was named one of the Best College Sports Towns, ranking #2 on the national list and was also named one of the Best Cities To Relocate To By The Huffington Post.

Are you thinking about buying a Knoxville home in 2017? Please let us know if there is any way that Knoxville Home Team can assist you. Rick can be reached at 865-696-9002 or via email at [email protected]. Kati can be reached at [email protected]. Also, be sure to check out our Knoxville Home Search Page