Houston shows up at No. 9 on Apartment List’s ranking of the country’s best metro areas for millennials. The company graded the 75 largest metro areas in the U.S. in three categories — jobs, affordability, and livability — to calculate a score for each place.
Houston earned an overall letter grade of A-plus, thanks largely to its high numerical score for its thriving job market (No. 9 out of 75 metro markets), with a millennial unemployment rate of 6.4 percent; affordability (27), with a median monthly rent of $1,015 and where 64 percent of the millennial population can afford the median home; and livability (33), as a place with opportunities to date and make friends.