11 Affordable Cities for US Millennials to Start Their Families


9. Fort Wayne, Indiana

What makes Fort Wayne, Indiana special is the opportunities you have here. It has one of the lowest unemployment rates in the nation – currently at 2.7 percent. No wonder it is often called “the city that saved itself” throughout history.

Indeed, there are a number of historical parks and attractions for you to explore on your days off, like the Fort Wayne’s Children’s Zoo, the Foellinger-Freimann Botanical Conservatory, and the Fort Wayne Museum of Art.

Fort Wayne also has an urban tree canopy of 29 percent, which is double the national average! There are festivals and sports held throughout the year too, and it really brings the entire community together. No wonder NBC News Affiliate WNDU reported the city was named number one for raising a family.