Houston gets an A+ on list of best cities for millennials

HOUSTON (KTRK) -- What's one of the best metro areas in the nation for millennials? It's Houston, according to a new ranking from apartment rental marketplace Apartment List.

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.

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