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Rochester gets good grade for millennials

Rochester is among the top third of cities nationwide for millennials, a new report from Growella shows.

Using data from more than 70 public resources, Growella, an Ohio publishing and new media company, ranked the nation’s 100 largest cities according to what might attract—and retain— millennials.

Rochester ranked 29th and earned a grade of B+, just behind Buffalo, which also scored a B+. Syracuse ranked sixth overall, with a grade of A.

Within the Northeast, Rochester ranked seventh, Buffalo ranked sixth and Syracuse ranked second.

Durham, N.C., ranked first in Where Should I Move? – A Guide for Millennials.

For each city, Growella asked, “If you lived here, could you make it?” The report looks at whether a city has a better-than-typical chance of getting a good job; whether it is possible to earn a living, have a life and still set aside money for your future; and whether millennials can find social and personal fulfillment there.

Growella looked at how many entry-level jobs each city had, commute times, each city’s public transit situation and how many other young people lived there, among other things.

Although there are nearly 20,000 incorporated cities in the U.S., the majority of people live within 20 miles of their parents, Growella noted.

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