Researchers at the University of Waterloo want to know where you live.
And it’s not as creepy as it sounds.
While many take for granted the “youthification” of major metropolitan areas – and the subsequent suburban shift for Baby Boomers – these researchers aim to prove it through a detailed study that highlights exactly where and why millennials decide to live.
Through a survey, they’re working to discover:
“The reasons behind young adults’ residential location decisions, and how these decisions may differ among young adults by city, income, gender, age, ethnicity, race and other factors. Are they drawn by urban amenities and cosmopolitan lifestyles? Is the presence of public transit and walkability important to them? Is housing affordability and a deficit of permanent, well-paid jobs impacting where young adults can live? Or is it a combination of these factors and others that drive young adults into smaller apartments that tend to be more common in high-density areas such as downtown?”
So, do you fit the mold or are you breaking it? Why do you live where you live?
Tell us in the comments and you could win a free downtown apartment. Just kidding, you can’t win anything, but you can contribute a lot.