Best States for Millenials?

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  1. gul

    gul Revolting Beer Drinker Administrator Formerly Important

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    Revisiting a topic that has been somewhat contentious -- surviving the dismal hand dealt Generation-Y. This time, I've found an article about the best prospects for Gen-Y types, broken down by state. Measurement criteria include the obvious, like unemployment rates and housing costs, but also some of the querky, like concentration of fitness centers and per capita bars. Among supposedly cool places that are magnets for the hip and young, only Massachusetts makes the top 10. As for the rest? Well, let's just say there's some overlap with the controversial tea party map.

    http://m.money-rates.com/research-center/best-states-for-young-people-2013.htm

    Noticeably absent from the list, that hipster paradise, known as Washington.
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  2. John Castle

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    That overlap is interesting, isn't it? I wonder to what degree it indicates a resurgence of conservatism in Gen-Y.
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    I will say it takes some driving to get to the interesting places. They are there, but you have to drive to get there. For the most part we don't have much apartment above bar/restaurant here. Some in Downtown OKC, but like I said not many. Although with UBER coming in and no established Taxi service to interrupt the ability to get around the city looks brighter.
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    @John Castle Not much I'd think; this seems slightly weighted towards finding a place to live and paying for college.
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    We got beat in bars by everyone? Wait.... suck it Utah!
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  6. gul

    gul Revolting Beer Drinker Administrator Formerly Important

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    I think more likely, the article is full of shit. It isn't saying that millenials choose to live in places like the Dakotas and Iowa. It's saying that they should make that choice. If they are, then yes, it might portend a move toward conservatism. Or it might mean that these states are going to become more liberal. But we have no data to conclude either. And I strongly suspect that actual data would indicate that millennials are in fact not choosing these places (excepting MA).
  7. Bickendan

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    I dunno... all the LDS millennials would choose to live in Utah for a while, because of the church-subsidized education at the Y (BYU, people) and because of the high prospects of finding their spouse while at the Y.

    Interestingly enough, the Utah Mormon culture can make for a slight culture shock for LDS members from areas like Portland and other similarly cultured cities (Twin Cities, Seattle come to mind).
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    Who was it said 'Go West, young man'? Subtle form of social engineering maybe?
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    We're #47! :arizona: