Millennials prefer a well-rounded city that has it all: fun, friends, and a strong job game. Turns out, that's still to be found in some of America's biggest cities as well as smaller neighbouring cities – and a few up-and-coming destinations. School-ranking website Niche recently looked at the best places for young professionals to live, defined as those ages 25 to 34. This makes up the majority of millennials, who turn ages 24 to 39 in 2020. To determine its list, Niche rated cities on several factors, including affordability, walkability, job opportunities and access to bars, restaurants, and coffee shops. Much of this data came from the US Census Bureau. You can read the full methodology here. Here are the best places to live for millennials. 15. Portland, Oregon View this post on Instagram There’s just something special about this place... double tap if you agree! #portland #pdx #portlandnw #city #love @rordc A post shared by Portland Oregon (@portland) on Jan 15, 2018 at 3:11pm PST Percentage of millennial population: 20 per cent Median home listing price: US$383,600 Median rent: US$1,187 “‘Funky’ is alive and well,” a current resident wrote of Portland, adding that the city prioritises sustainability and the local economy. “You don't see big box stores or billboards for banks – you see local family-owned businesses … Wonderful food scene, excellent if you're at all interested in vegetarian, vegan, or health-focused foods.” US millennials are abandoning NYC – so where are they moving to, and why? 14. Bellevue, Washington Want to help lead Bellevue? The City Council is seeking candidates for vacancies on our Arts, Planning and Transportation commissions, as well as the Library board. Applications are due by 5 p.m., Wednesday, July 8. https://t.co/24S4Fr3fAG pic.twitter.com/pjngsiBR7L — Bellevue, Washington (@bellevuewa) June 17, 2020 Percentage of millennial population: 18 per cent Median home value: US$737,000 Median rent: US$1,855 One resident described Bellevue as “Seattle's fancier little sister.” “There is always so much to do, whether it's going to the mall to shop or swimming in Lake Washington at one of the many public docks,” they said. 13. Sunnyvale, California Percentage of millennial population: 23 per cent Median home value: US$1,111,800 Median rent: US$2,332 “Although the living expenses here can be pricey, it is worth the investment,” one resident said. “Because this is Silicon Valley, there are so many job opportunities and you will be in the centre of technology.” 12. Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania View this post on Instagram Another great shot from @melophotography_08 #pittsburgh #weheartpittsburgh A post shared by We ️ Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania (@weheartpittsburgh) on May 4, 2017 at 10:41am PDT Percentage of millennial population: 21 per cent Median home value: US$116,300 Median rent: US$922 “Welcoming, culturally stimulating, offering cutting-edge medical resources and state-of-the art technology businesses, Pittsburgh is well-positioned to be internationally recognised,” wrote a Niche user. What brands do you believe in? Your answer might give your age away 11. Denver, Colorado View this post on Instagram A post shared by Denver Colorado (@cityofdenver) on Oct 24, 2019 at 10:57am PDT Percentage of millennial population: 23 per cent Median home value: US$357,300 Median rent: US$1,217 Denver has “a plethora of interesting businesses, restaurants, entertainment and people wherever you go,” one resident said. “If you love an entrepreneurial feeling and a modernising 'old west' town, it's a great place!” 10. New York City, New York View this post on Instagram A post shared by New York City by Liz Eswein (@newyorkcity) on Jun 25, 2020 at 7:34pm PDT Percentage of millennial population: 18 per cent Median home value: US$570,500 Median rent: US$1,396 “Living in New York City gives people the opportunity to see what it is like to live in a diverse community,” wrote a Big Apple resident. “Being in this city is a benefit in the sense that people are extremely open-minded and it gives you the chance to explore who you are as a person not only with your clothing but the people that you want to interact with.” 9. Alexandria, Virginia Snow-covered Old Town Alexandria makes you feel like you've stepped into a different time & place. #ExtraordinaryALX pic.twitter.com/8KkX0C6YGr — Visit Alexandria VA (@AlexandriaVA) January 23, 2016 Percentage of millennial population: 22 per cent Median home value: US$557,000 Median rent: US$1,702 “Living in Alexandria gives you the feel of suburban living with the convenience of a short commute,” one resident wrote of the city's proximity to Washington DC. They added that the city “contains all that is needed to live a happy and healthy life.” 8. Minneapolis, Minnesota View this post on Instagram A post shared by Minneapolis | Minnesota (@cityofminneapolis) on Mar 13, 2019 at 6:15am PDT Percentage of millennial population: 22 per cent Median home value: US$235,900 Median rent: US$985 “There are many options for food like Cuban, Asian, Italian, Mediterranean, Ethiopian, Indian etc,” according to one Niche user. “If you like nightlife, downtown Minneapolis is for you! There are many nice bars and clubs.” Social media and pop-up shops might not be the best way to target Gen Z 7. Boston, Massachusetts View this post on Instagram A post shared by Boston, Massachusetts (@exploreboston617) on Apr 14, 2018 at 12:44pm PDT Percentage of millennial population: 24 per cent Median home value: US$487,300 Median rent: US$1,539 “Boston is a city like no other,” raved a Niche user. “Its architecture boasts both old and new. With city regulations, it ensures that the city remains vibrant without compromising on his history.” 6. Berkeley, California View this post on Instagram A post shared by UC Berkeley (@universityofcaliforniaberkeley) on Aug 3, 2019 at 7:25pm PDT Percentage of millennial population: 18 per cent Median home value: US$938,400 Median rent: US$1,612 “The city cares about the citizens and makes a priority to advocate against unjust social actions, as well as accept a diverse community for all,” one current resident wrote. 5. Arlington, Virginia View this post on Instagram A post shared by Arlington VA (@arlington.virginia) on Apr 24, 2018 at 11:08am PDT Percentage of millennial population: 25 per cent Median home value: US$669,400 Median rent: US$1,936 One Niche user called Arlington a “great location for ‘knowledge workers’” and an “employee's market”. The city also has “national conferences, certification boot camps, industry clubs, and endless choices for happy hour within walking distance,” they wrote. 4. Seattle, Washington View this post on Instagram A post shared by Seattle (@seattlewashington) on Oct 12, 2018 at 2:05pm PDT Percentage of millennial population: 23 per cent Median home value: US$605,200 Median rent: US$1,496 A current resident said, “The people are respectful and friendly, and I've found that traffic and driving in general is more pleasant here than in other cities I've travelled to.” 4 ways millennials and Gen Z customers are shaping luxury retail’s future 3. Washington, D.C. View this post on Instagram A post shared by Washington DC (@visitwashingtondc) on Apr 12, 2020 at 6:07am PDT Percentage of millennial population: 23 per cent Median home value: US$568,400 Median rent: US$1,487 “It has the community element of a smaller town and the appeal of a slightly larger city,” a current resident wrote of Washington D.C. “There's always something to do here: lots of farmers markets, festivals, all the free museums and attractions, lots of open, free outdoor space.” 2. San Francisco, California View this post on Instagram A post shared by San Francisco, California (@sanfrancisco_citylife) on May 6, 2016 at 6:08pm PDT Percentage of millennial population: 23 per cent Median home value: US$1,009,500 Median rent: US$1,805 “Gorgeous architecture and history, incredible opportunities for all kinds of different activities in fields such as art, culture, various kinds of cuisines, numerous parks, and of course, the beach, make San Francisco a multifaceted city,” one Niche user wrote. 1. Cambridge, Massachusetts Join us for a virtual CPA Committee public hearing on 7/1 at 6p to submit requests and comments on FY21 funding for community housing, open space and historic preservation projects. Learn more: https://t.co/oDAmVBAT05 pic.twitter.com/ctFtDytz0s — City of Cambridge (@CambMA) June 25, 2020 Percentage of millennial population: 28 per cent Median home value: US$719,300 Median rent: US$2,071 “Fun place to live with lots to do!” one current resident wrote. “Close to everything. Far enough from the busy city, but still feels like a large community.” Want more stories like this? Sign up here . Follow STYLE on Facebook , Instagram , YouTube and Twitter . This article originally appeared on Business Insider.