Handy for soon-to-be graduates or any Millennial looking to relocate is a list recently compiled by Niche, “The 25 Best Cities and Neighborhoods for Millennials.” The list breaks down 25 cities ideal for the Millennial generation, making determinations based on: what proportion of the population is between 25 and 34, crime levels, median rent and income, racial diversity, and the unemployment rate. A great list to have on its own, Niche then dug a little deeper to discover the best neighborhoods within those cities, also based on factors like rent and income.
We’ve done a little digging of our own, taking a look at the top 10 neighborhoods on Niche’s list to understand what is being offered, and to get a snapshot of the local character. Keep reading to see which cities and neighborhoods made the list.
10. Little Italy in San Diego, California
The San Diego tourism website says that Little Italy was originally the spot where Italian families made their living in San Diego, thanks to the tuna fishing industry. Now, restaurants, cafés, hotels, and galleries line the streets of this vibrant little neighborhood. Given its Italian roots, it’s not surprising that the cuisine of Northern and Southern Italy are featured prominently — especially on India Street.
There are annual events, too, like the Mission Federal Art Walk held in April, and the Annual Festa, an October street festival. The neighborhood is also the home of Amici Park. According to the Little Italy Association, the park has bocci ball courts, green-space, and an amphitheater. School children in the area use it during the day, but at any other time it is open to the general public. The Association bills the neighborhood as “hip and historic” with banking, groceries, and any kind of shopping you can imagine at your doorstep.