Phoenix Named One of the Top Cities for People Under 35

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Phoenix cracked the top 10 in a listing of the best cities for people 35 or younger.

The "mostly scientific guide" produced by Vocativ, a news website that relies on data mining, includes all the important stuff -- you know, like the average rent for a two-bedroom apartment, the cost of a gallon of gas, the number of coffee shops, the price of a pint of Guinness, and the price of an ounce of high-quality marijuana.

Other highly scientific measures include the number of cheap takeout restaurants per 100,000 people, the number of vintage clothing stores per 100,000 people, the percentage of the population that's young and single, and more.

Phoenix cracked the top 10 for median age (eighth), cost of Internet (eighth), cost of groceries (first), number of vintage clothing stores (ninth), and the cost of that pint of Guinness (sixth), which was found by calling a random Irish pub in the city (5 bucks, by the way).

The city didn't do so well on public transportation ridership, the cost of cigarettes, or average salary.

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Sindi Stack
Sindi Stack

I think this is so as it sure isn't geared for the older people.

Cristóbal Charrette
Cristóbal Charrette

just too bad I wasn't smart enough to go to Phoenix on the best years of my life,. because i was forced to move & stay in Tucson due to me being too stupid as it is to be able to work more than minimum wage. I'm a moral failure for it.

Jorge Arriola
Jorge Arriola

Completely agree! Phoenix is a great city, being from San Francisco, I know the potential a city has, and phoenix is doing great things. Great cuisine out here, and I'm not talking scottsdale or Mesa, downtown phoenix has incredible restaurants, bars, cafe, and tons of great nightlife if you just given phoenix an honest chance it will not disappoint

Gabriela Hernandez
Gabriela Hernandez

I guess we can say the lack of luster is indicative of great opportunity for innovation. Perhaps that's why thy count as a good city, I mean I suppose the potential is there, just needs to be worked out.

sjbingham80
sjbingham80

So much hate.  I have a feeling these wet blanket commenters wouldn't have a good time anywhere. Phoenix is pretty sweet.

Megan Nees
Megan Nees

It's not so bad! Great nightlife, choice in restaurants, and it's expanding. I think it does lack in live local shows and things to do during the day though.

Rob Zemeida
Rob Zemeida

Tempe is top for under 35 Phoenix. .? Not too sure ..

Christian Paul
Christian Paul

Load of crap. Phoenix is so boring it is so spread out you have to drive an hour if you want to do anything with anybody it's overpriced and there's no free activities how is it a good city

Jukes
Jukes

@Ryan Jones The rating is a collection of statistics.  How do you disagree with numbers? 

Jukes
Jukes

@Chris Paul That's three times you posted your opinion.  And the remarks contain less substance each time.  Doesn't help your credibility.

Jukes
Jukes

@Chris Paul Stay in the city if you don't want "to drive an hour."  Who are all the old folks in Cave Creek and Queen Creek that you need to visit anyway? 

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