Seattle ranked the No. 7 city in the nation for Gen Z residents

by Patrick Regan

Seattle is the No. 7 city in the country for Generation Z, according to a new study from CommercialCafe

The commercial real estate information service provider ranked the 40 largest American cities in several categories — including affordability, unemployment rate, internet speed, green commuting options and parks — to arrive at its final rankings. 

Seattle was boosted by its No. 2 rank for unemployment and No. 3 finish for both internet speed and parks.

According to the report: “The only West Coast entry to crack the top 20, Seattle reached the seventh spot with stand-out unemployment and internet speed, as well as above-average showings in most other categories. 

“That being said, Seattle was the third-least affordable city in the top 10 (aside from New York City and Boston), but it made up for that with great education and job opportunities. So, if you’re looking for an economically booming city with a great sense of community, easy access to nature trails, and excellent walkability, Seattle should definitely be near the top of your list.”

The top 10 cities for Generation Z, according to CommercialCafe, in order: Atlanta; Minneapolis; Boston; Tucson, Arizona; Raleigh, N.C.; Columbus, Ohio; Seattle; Austin, Texas; El Paso, Texas; New York City.


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