Monday, September 15, 2014
Educated Millennials on the Orange Line
A new real estate study lists the top zip codes for college-educated Millennials. Where are the top two?......The Arlington, Virginia neighborhoods of Clarendon, Court House, Virginia Square, Ballston, and Rosslyn (Arlington story here). Do these names sound familiar? They are also the names of stations on the Metro Orange Line and showcases for successful transit oriented development. A coincidence? I think not!
The Redfin Research report (here) doesn’t talk about transportation, but a quick look at the list suggests, unsurprisingly, that Millennials are clustering in areas where they can use non-auto means of getting around (transit, walking, biking). More evidence that we need to reorient our thinking on urban mobility!