25 Best Neighborhoods in America for Under-35 Adults

NEW YORK (MainStreet) — Hyper-local research is transforming how Americans shop, find a job – and decide where to live. Niche, a neighborhood research website, has developed a list of what it claims are the best neighborhoods in America for Millennials to live. The website started out as a college search engine created by students at Carnegie-Mellon University as a "class-project-turned-company." It now provides data on over 55,000 towns and 80 metro areas with qualitative data based on 35 million reviews.

The company generated the "best neighborhoods" list using a variety of data sources, including the percentage of population between the ages of 25 and 34 years old, median incomes and lowest median rent from the Census Bureau, FBI crime rates and surveys of over half a million college students and recent graduates regarding cities with the best pro sports, shopping, cultural attractions and nightlife.

The survey also considered the percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher, as well as racial diversity and low unemployment.

The top 25 neighborhoods, in reverse order, were:

25. Ardmore in Atlanta, Georgia -- $937 median rent, $29,863 median income, high crime score
24. Lake Eola Heights in Orlando, Fla. -- $1,018 median rent, $25,330 median income, above average crime score
23. Shockoe Bottom in Richmond, Va. -- $921 median rent, $30,324 median income, below average crime score
22. Fishers (town) near Indianapolis, Ind. -- $763 median rent, $28,664 median income, average crime score
21. Midtown in Houston, Texas -- $860 median rent, $28,306 median income, average crime score
20. East Central in Salt Lake City, Utah -- $852 median rent, $27,561 median income, above average crime score
19. Lower Garden District in New Orleans, La. -- $913 median rent, $25,297 median income, below average crime score
18. Third Ward in Charlotte, N.C. -- $818 median rent, $28,494 median income, below average crime score.
17. Palms in Los Angeles, Calif. -- $1,218 median rent, $26,482 median income, low crime score
16. Tempe (city) near Phoenix, Ariz. -- $934 median rent, $29,139 median income, below average crime score
15. Shadyside in Pittsburgh, Pa. -- $672 median rent, $25,520 median income, below average crime score
14. Victorian Village in Columbus, Ohio -- $777 median rent, $28,977 median income, average crime score
13. Eastlake in Seattle, Washington -- $1,033 median rent, $34,199 median income, average crime score 12. Morrisville (town) near Raleigh, N.C. -- $855 median rent, $31,899 median income, low crime score
11. Old Mountain View in San Jose, Calif. -- $1,454 median rent, $37,484 median income, low crime score
10. Little Italy in San Diego, Calif. -- $1,261 median rent, $30,196 median income, low crime score
9. North Loop in Minneapolis-St. Paul, Minn. -- $864 median rent, $33,511 median income, average crime score
8. Oak Lawn in Dallas, Texas -- $874 median rent, $29,830 median income, below average crime score
7. Speer in Denver, Colo. -- $902 median rent, $32,422 median income, below average crime score
6. Spring Hill (Somerville) near Boston, Mass. -- $1,163 median rent, $33,659 median income, below average crime score
5. Cow Hollow in San Francisco, Calif.-- $1,344 median rent, $36,119 median income, average crime score
4. Wicker Park in Chicago, Ill. -- $931 median rent, $30,061 median income, average crime score
3. Clarendon (Arlington) near Washington, D.C. -- $1,353 median rent, $42,226 median income, average crime score
2. South River City in Austin, Texas -- $936 median rent, $30,816 median income, below average crime score
1. Greenpoint (Brooklyn) in New York City, NY -- $1,157 median rent, $31,703 median income, low crime rate

--Written by Hal Bundrick for MainStreet

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