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: