Seattle millennials want to stay, but affordability might force them out

Puget Sound Business Journal
By: Marc Stiles

Overwhelmingly, Seattle-area millennials love living here, and two-thirds say the region is on the right track. Even so, many say they may need to move to afford the life they want.

This is from a newly released survey by Seattle nonprofit Forterra, which promotes sustainability by helping community groups buy forest and farmland and now redevelopment sites in-city neighborhoods, such as the Central District. Pollster EMC Research conducted the survey of nearly 1,200 people ages 18 to 35.

The survey results are key for housing developers because they show where millennials want to live and why. For example, millennials said they want easy access to parks and wild places, proximity to good public schools and a short commute. Much lower on the priority list is easy access to clubs. Living in a diverse community also ranked high.

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