Greenville, SC: A Best City for Under 35’s
It’s called the “urban wave” – as more and more young people chose to move to cities. Greenville, South Carolina, was ranked the 9th best city in the country for young people under age 35, according to a recent study by Growella and published by CNBC.
Find out more in this week’s post.
Research firm Growella based its list of the 25 best cities in the United States for people under age 35 on the following six factors:
- The number of entry-level jobs available
- Time spent commuting
- Quality of public transportation
- The number of other young people
- The after-work and weekend scene
- Cost of living
Greenville, South Carolina, was ranked 9th on the list. Of Greenville, the study reported…
“Greenville has 49 percent more job openings than the average city … the cost of living is 12 percent lower and it ranks in the top 20 for young population.”
Greenville’s attractiveness to young people may be one of the reasons the city was also named in a new report by the U.S. Census Bureau as the fourth-fastest-growing city in the United States. As of last July from the year before, Greenville grew by 5.8 percent to 67,453. This number is just a fraction of the nearly 500,000 people estimated to live in Greenville County.
Yet, this recognition won’t likely shock many locals. The fast-paced development and influx of jobs in the city over the past decade has been obvious – and that growth extends to single-family homes. Last year, the city of Greenville issued 192 permits for single-family home construction and 508 permits for renovations.
If you’d like to see for yourself why so many people are choosing to make Greenville home, give me a call and stop by for a visit. I’ll be happy to show you around.
Sources: http://www.cnbc.com/2017/05/22/the-25-best-cities-in-the-u-s-for-millennials.html, http://www.greenvilleonline.com/story/news/2017/05/25/greenville-named-fourth-fastest-growing-u-s-city/344009001/
Photos credited to Facebook, Visit Greenville SC