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Why Millennials are Flocking to Dallas

Dallas is becoming one of the hottest locations for millennials. The Lone Star State and this city in particular have a lot to offer the 20-30 year olds looking for a new home.


The biggest reason for the influx of millennial migrators is the job growth Dallas has seen in recent years. There are opportunities in many high-demand fields, especially those that require specialized skills. The unemployment rate is consistently lower than the national average and Dallas was ranked 3rd this past year in terms of job growth (behind NYC and LA)! Read more about why esteemed, world-known businessman, Mark Cuban thinks Dallas is the best move for millennials here.


Dallas has also done a great job at making the city increasingly walkable and convenient for young people without cars. Most of the neighborhoods popular for millennials to live in have a huge number of restaurants, shops and nightlife within walking distance. In fact, Dallas boasts more restaurants per capita than any other city in the country. Dallas is full of trendy eaterys and insta-worthy experiences for the younger based crowd.


A healthy lifestyle has been promoted in Dallas since before it even became popular! Millennials are increasingly attracted to cities where physical well-being is promoted and available so good thing Dallas has over 400 parks to visit! In the center of downtown there is a beautiful, new park called Klyde Warren where public exercise classes and other events are held. They are a great way to get active and meet fellow Dallas neighbors! Other popular spots include White Rock Lake, The Katy Trail and Turtle Creek where people are constantly biking, running, rollerblading or walking.


The booming housing market is another reason millennials are making the move. Whereas the median price of a home in Dallas used to be on the higher side, builders are now focused on filling the need for homes more affordable to young professionals. Dallas is ranked as one of the top ten most affordable cities to live in with home prices 24% lower than the national average. There is a large range of price and style of living available. Some of the most popular neighborhoods you should check out include Uptown, Trinity Groves, Bishop Arts, Deep Ellum and Lower Greenville.


If you are a millennial and are looking for a new place to take up roots, consider making D-town your new home!


For more questions about finding a home in Dallas, contact an expert Door agent today!


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