Millennials of a feather, flock together.
And thanks to the forever rising rent prices in NYC (although they are kind of dropping in some neighborhoods), millennials are always looking for the next, trendy/affordable hot new neighborhood.
And taking home the #1 spot is... ASTORIA!
According to a data collection study conducted by the roommate finding app Roomi, 38 percent of New Yorkers between 20 and 36 years old use the app to apply for rooms in the Queen's neighborhood.
Many non-millennials may be like, "OMG, but what about Williamsburg? I thought that was the millennial capital of the world." But any real millennial knows, Williamsburg is officially the Disneyworld of Hipster-dom, and no one can afford to live in Disneyworld (at an average of $1,301/month rent).
Meanwhile the average rent in Astoria is about $1,105/month according to Roomi, and with plenty of accessibility #ThanksWTrain, and a new ferry service expected sometime this year, AND tons of trendy new bars and restaurants popping up all the time, who needs Brooklyn, anyways?
JK Brooklyn, I will always love you. Plus, there may be that new street car system in both Brooklyn AND Queens, which would make living in both neighborhoods pretty dang dope.
Taking home second place is Clinton Hill in Brooklyn (average rent $1,416/month), followed by East Harlem ($950/month), Lower Manhattan ($1,603/month), and the West Bronx ($875/month).
If you need us, we will be brunching in Astoria with our five roommates, kthxbai.[via TimeOut NY] [Feature Image Courtesy NYCGovParks]