Young Americans are tiring of city life. They want to raise families but can’t afford to do so in big blue blob cities where the rental price of just a loft apartment consumes nearly all of their paycheck. Instead, they’re moving to what one Harvard researcher calls “the most boring places in the world.” Alicia Wright reports in the Daily Mail that Millennials are moving away from cities for quieter rural lives and lower costs of living. She writes:
Millennials are moving from trendy urban centers to the ‘most boring places in the world’, according to real estate experts.
Young adults are abandoning their cramped apartments and crowded subway commutes for more affording housing in the suburbs across America.
In 2022 adults between 20 and 29 were more likely to say they moved for housing-related reasons than for family- or employment-related reasons, census data reveals.
‘It turned out that millennials are moving to the most boring places in the world,’ Hyojung Lee from Harvard’s Joint Center for Housing Studies told Business Insider.
According to Lee cities with the most expensive rents and the smallest shares of apartments with three or more bedrooms lost the largest shares of their millennial population to the suburbs in recent years.
One real-estate broker, John Natale, has dubbed this phenomenon ‘drive till you qualify.’
Natale, who is based in Wall Township, New Jersey says he used to be able to help his clients find a home within budget in whichever county they wanted to be in.
Now, however, his millennial clients are being priced out of anything within commuting distance of New York City.
‘People are adjusting one, two, maybe even three counties over just to be able to afford a house,’ he said.
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