Fayetteville makes list of best places to live for millennials

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Fayetteville is on fire. Not literally, but in terms of making “best places to live” lists, the city really couldn’t get any hotter.

The latest came last month, when CNBC published “The 25 best cities in the US for people under the age of 35” list, compiled by growella.com.

According to the article, the list was compiled on criteria such as how many entry-level jobs are available in the city, how much time do residents spend commuting, how many other young people live there, and others.

Fayetteville came in as No. 15 on the list, with an A- grade.

From the article.

Fayetteville has a reasonably strong “paycheck strength” (it ranked in the top 20). Also, the city was fifth best for shortest commute times and in the top 10 for its young population.

Durham, North Carolina, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, and Nashville, Tennessee ranked in the top three positions on Growella’s list.

For the purposes of the rankings, millennials were considered anyone between the ages of 20 to 34 years of age.

It’s the third “best places to live list” Fayetteville has been included in so far this year. Fayetteville was named the No. 5 in U.S. News & World Report’s annual “Best Places to Live” ranking, and No. 1 on Business Insiders’ list of the best places to live where the average home price is less than $250,000.

See the full list at cnbc.com.