Today, cities resemble a “new donut” pattern with a resurgence of downtown and historic centers, often driven by young adults. Young adult, ages 22 to 34, population has grown in every city in the country. This Millennial population has been shown to be interested in neighborhoods with walkability, and less interested in having a home with a big back yard or close to a good school district. Residents in the center of cities now tend to have a higher level of education than before, with new college grads moving to metropolitan areas. This influx of new residents has created a resurgence of development in cities.
Young and Wealthy Flock to Cities