Sep 7, 2022 - News

Seattle is one of Gen Z's favorite cities

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Illustration: Maura Losch/Axios

Gen Zers' prospects of buying a home here may be slimmer than the cut of an aging millennial's skinny jeans.

  • But the youngest adults among us still love Seattle, according to a recent analysis by CommercialCafe, a real estate listing service.

By the numbers: Seattle ranked as the 7th most popular city for members of Gen Z — generally, people born in the late '90s through early 2010s.

  • Propelling Seattle to a top spot were our low unemployment rate and high internet speeds.
  • The city's walkability and access to trails were also deemed pluses.

Yes, but: Seattle was the third-least affordable city in the top 10 (aside from New York City and Boston).

The bottom line: Some Gen Zers who dream of living in the Emerald City might need help from a Seattle-loving roommate.

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