Millennials ready to buy their first homes may be surprised to learn that more and more, young people are moving away from popular coastal states and toward less trendy Southern and Midwest states. While Portland remains a top choice for young families looking to put down roots, these surprising cities are showing remarkable growth and seeing an upsurge in young, educated, career-focused homebuyers.
It’s not just country music lovers seeking to settle down within walking distance of a honky-tonk that fall in love with the charming, down-home city of Nashville. With a burgeoning population of under 35-year-olds and significant job growth, Nashville is quickly becoming a haven for southern-friendly young adults.
Raleigh, North Carolina
Future homeowners with their eyes on North Carolina are likely attracted by the breathtaking landscapes which span Atlantic Ocean beaches to Appalachian Mountains. That only a 26.9% share of income needed to buy a home is another positive selling point.
Grand Rapids, Michigan
The Midwestern state of Michigan is practically an island, surrounded by great lakes on four sides. Its scenic city of Grand Rapids has a growing millennial population and offers some of Americas most underrated natural landscapes.
Of course, none of these cities hold a candle to our beloved Portland, and we would love to help you find your dream home right here. At Stonebridge, we’re focused on helping first-time buyers find the right mortgage, let us help you find yours.
Stonebridge Mortgage Group can help you with your Reverse Mortgage, Real Estate Loan, and many other mortgage solutions. We serve the greater Portland area and are located in Gresham, Oregon. Call us today at 503.661.5580.