If you’ve ever strolled through Uptown on a Friday night, then you already know this: Dallas is a popular place for twentysomethings to work and play. So popular, in fact, that it edged out San Francisco, New York and Philadelphia in a recent study by PayScale.com on the best cities for millennials.
The site surveyed 500,000 Americans aged 19 to 29 about their salary, commute and stress levels, among other markers. With an average salary of $41,200 and about a 20-minute commute, Dallas ranked no. 6 in the nation for Generation Y.
Houston was the only other Texas city to make the list, and it landed at no. 2. H-town edged out Dallas on the average salary category ($44,000) but has a longer commute time, about 25 minutes. And the best place to be young and employed? Seattle. It’s always Seattle. Sigh.
In general, life is pretty grand for those under 30. But you already knew that, didn’t you? Youth is wasted on the young.