Hartford provides a land of opportunity for young Millennial workers, says The Atlantic’s CityLab. The area’s many insurance and health-sector companies mean a high median wage for workers aged 25-34. In addition, the area’s relatively low housing cost mean this demographic is doing better than their peers nationally.
The article did note some drawbacks young professionals face being in the Hartford area however, saying public transportation is limited. For instance, an estimated 87 percent of the region’s young professionals drove or carpooled to work from 2009- 2013, compared to less than half of those in the same age group who worked in metro New York and roughly 67 percent in Boston during the same time period. Hartford is also viewed as far less vibrant than nearby cities such as Boston. Still, the article says that for young people who may want to own a home one day, the trade off might be worth it.