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Do Millennials Want to Call Your City 'Home'?
« on: March 20, 2013, 03:08:39 AM »
Do Millennials Want to Call Your City 'Home'



Millions of millennials will soon be putting down roots. Cities and suburbs that are less attractive to them have a limited window to turn things around. William Fulton, the mayor of Ventura, California and GOVERNING's economic development columnist, provides his thoughts on this subject. Is Jacksonville a city Millennials may want to call 'home'? 



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John P

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We cant afford to invest in our city because would have to raise taxes and that takes away our liberty. Why are you socialist? Besides whats wrong with Mandarin.

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I was at the JAX 2025 meeting last night. There were lots of people and lots of good ideas. If we can follow through this time, we may be able to keep our young people and maybe even bring in outsiders.

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Re: Do Millennials Want to Call Your City 'Home'?
« Reply #3 on: March 26, 2013, 09:14:39 AM »
In my Urban Social Problems class at UNF, our professor (who happens to be the director of JCCI) asked the students, "Who plans to stay in Jacksonville after they graduate?"

Not a single hand went up.

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Re: Do Millennials Want to Call Your City ‘Home’?
« Reply #4 on: May 15, 2013, 08:44:18 PM »
I am a transplant from NY to Jacksonville.  I am also a Millennial.  I moved here for the weather, certainly not the taxes and for hopeful job opportunities in health care industry.  I've had some good experiences and some not so good (but turned out good with help from Makeithappenbail.com that assisted me with a roommate's problem).  I don't know why someone going to school near here would not want to stay... it is a town with lots of opportunities and an easy drive to other major cities.  I hope to stay a long time.

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Re: Do Millennials Want to Call Your City ‘Home’?
« Reply #5 on: July 08, 2014, 12:52:19 PM »
Murray Hill people are working hard to make our neighorhood an exciting place to be for Millenials.

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Re: Do Millennials Want to Call Your City 'Home'?
« Reply #6 on: July 08, 2014, 01:46:54 PM »
I am in my early twenties and I just purchased a house in Murray Hill. I see room for growth and progress through out Jacksonville. I don't know why anyone wouldn't consider jax as a forever home. I guess some people can't see the potential within Jacksonville. I for one do and I plan on opening up a restaurant in the near future.
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Re: Do Millennials Want to Call Your City ‘Home’?
« Reply #7 on: July 08, 2014, 09:45:20 PM »

If I were a Millennial at this time I would seek an area where one could become a property owner rather than consigned to renter status.

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Re: Do Millennials Want to Call Your City 'Home'?
« Reply #8 on: July 09, 2014, 03:47:06 AM »
In my Urban Social Problems class at UNF, our professor (who happens to be the director of JCCI) asked the students, "Who plans to stay in Jacksonville after they graduate?"

Not a single hand went up.


WOW!

Please share more.

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Re: Do Millennials Want to Call Your City 'Home'?
« Reply #9 on: July 09, 2014, 08:39:28 AM »
My significant other and I (mid-twenties, high earners) are looking at San Diego and DC for forever homes. We both see Jacksonville's potential but are not willing to wait 20-30 years when we can go to places with more opportunities and a higher quality of life right now.

I say this not as a dispassionate observer but a stakeholder with multiple local property interests and having a significant other with deep roots here. We wish Jacksonville the best, but will be doing so from afar.

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Re: Do Millennials Want to Call Your City 'Home'?
« Reply #10 on: July 09, 2014, 09:06:49 AM »
I've come to the conclusion that I can travel often and enjoy the quality of life of multiple communities. Jax serves as my home base for income and stability. In the meantime, I can work to help Jax advance as much as possible for future generations.
"A man who views the world the same at 50 as he did at 20 has wasted 30 years of his life.” - Muhammad Ali

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Re: Do Millennials Want to Call Your City 'Home'?
« Reply #11 on: July 09, 2014, 11:57:50 AM »
I've come to the conclusion that I can travel often and enjoy the quality of life of multiple communities. Jax serves as my home base for income and stability. In the meantime, I can work to help Jax advance as much as possible for future generations.

Exactly the same for me. I would add that Jax is my hometown and that is the driving force behind my interest. I am fully aware that if this link didnt exist I would not consider Jax as I do now.

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Re: Do Millennials Want to Call Your City 'Home'?
« Reply #12 on: July 10, 2014, 08:49:36 AM »
My significant other and I (mid-twenties, high earners) are looking at San Diego and DC for forever homes. We both see Jacksonville's potential but are not willing to wait 20-30 years when we can go to places with more opportunities and a higher quality of life right now.

I say this not as a dispassionate observer but a stakeholder with multiple local property interests and having a significant other with deep roots here. We wish Jacksonville the best, but will be doing so from afar.

Both great cities, but be prepared for huosing cost sticker-shock.

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Re: Do Millennials Want to Call Your City ‘Home’?
« Reply #13 on: September 10, 2014, 02:38:25 PM »
7 attributes of the urban neighborhoods where the young and educated cluster

Attribute 1: Highly Educated Populations
Attribute 2: Affluence
Attribute 3: Racial Diversity
Attribute 4: More Single Households, Roommates and Partners
Attribute 5: Fewer Families and More College Students
Attribute 6: More New Neighbors
Attribute 7: High Home Values

http://www.redfin.com/research/reports/special-reports/2014/where-do-college-educated-millennials-live.html

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Re: Do Millennials Want to Call Your City 'Home'?
« Reply #14 on: September 10, 2014, 03:52:33 PM »
In relation to education levels and it's effect on millenial migration this is an interesting article. http://www.newgeography.com/content/004484-a-look-college-degree-migration You can see that Jacksonville is actually doing relatively well with bringing in new college educated citizens. Our net migration patterns are just behind San Francisco at 16th place.