• Here are Charlotte's top neighborhoods for millennials

    By: Jenna Martin, Charlotte Business Journal

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    CHARLOTTE, N.C. - By now, the Queen City’s ability to attract millennial residents is no secret.

    To give one example, a recent study based on 2016 U.S. Census Bureau migration data showed Charlotte among the nation’s top cities for millennial movers — those between the ages of 20 and 34. With 26,390 millennials moving to Charlotte in 2016 and 21,463 residents moving away, the Queen City netted a population gain just shy of 5,000 in the 12-month period. That ranked Charlotte at No. 11 of 217 cities included in personal finance company SmartAsset’s analysis released this year. And in the previous year, Charlotte claimed the top spot for its net in-migration of millennials.

    Also this year, Pittsburgh-based research and review site Niche put Charlotte at No. 41 out of 221 ranked U.S. cities on its list of the best places for millennials.

    But which neighborhoods in particular are hot spots?

    In its quest to find the best neighborhoods for Charlotte’s millennials, Niche placed emphasis on key factors such as access to bars and restaurants, affordability and job opportunities — criteria it deemed as meaningful for millennials and young professionals.

    Check out the city’s 15 best neighborhoods for millennials here. 

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