Spotted in the Lansing State Journal today, Kiplinger magazine Lansing has been identified as one of 10 great cities for young adults. Ranking right along side the notable locations of Austin, TX, Charlotte, N.C., Chicago, IL, Kansas City, MO, New York, NY, Portland, OR, Salt Lake City, UT and Washington, D.C.. The criteria used to identify the cities were 6 key questions.
- Will I find good work there?
- Who lives there?
- What colleges and universities does the city offer?
- How much is rent?
- How is the commute?
- Will I have fun there?
The “Love Lansing” contingent is growing, with a well-known financial group touting the Michigan city as one of the best places for young people.
Lansing has been named one of “10 great cities for young adults” by financial news organization Kiplinger.
They promote their town on Twitter with the keyword “#LoveLansing,” talk about it during networking events and defend their decision to live here to their peers in other cities.
And now, they have something to back it up.
Kiplinger’s made note of Lansing’s cheap rent well below the national average, a respectable bar and club scene, high-paying job opportunities in bio and Internet technologies and an average commute of only 20 minutes.
Michigan’s capital is a little-known hotbed for young professionals,” Kiplinger said. “Granted, this Great Lakes community can’t quite compare to the larger cities on our list in terms of job prospects or things to do. But it has a relatively low cost of living. And its youthful population, downtown renewal projects, and emerging technology sector make Lansing a stand-out in mid-sized cities.
Read the entire article here.
The Grand Rapids Press at mlive.com also has an article on the ranking: Is Lansing the coolest city for young people in Michigan? Kiplinger says so