USA Today found eight Virginia cities are what it calls “millennial magnets” — places attractive to new college graduates, based on a simple number: whether they have more people in their 20s than in their teens. Across the country, 289 cities met that criteria.
Several of the most popular cities have become an important part of New Urbanism, which models development around mixed-use development and pedestrian-friendly spaces.
“These places seem to be built for people, not for automobiles,” as University of Nevada-Las Vegas demographer Robert Lang is quoted as saying. “And the 20-somethings love the people, not the automobile.”