Millennial Invasion Creates a "New Washington"

Drawn by plentiful jobs and an improving quality of life, millennials helped swell D.C.'s population over the last decade - to the delight of some and dismay of others. In a series of articles, The Post chronicles the city's "millennials moment".
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Washington D.C.'s astonishing growth over the last decade was driven in large part by young adults drawn by the city's "good and evil twins: ambition and idealism." This influx has a created a "New Washington" of bike lanes, hip restaurants, and yoga mats. 

"To longtime residents, the city feels different, in some places, almost unrecognizable," write Elizabeth Chang, Neely Tucker, Jessica Goldstein, Clinton Yates, and Marcia Davis. "Once-dead streets are bustling, even after dark. High-rises are replacing aged structures and overgrown lots. Restaurants pop up overnight, like dandelions. Pedestrians have to look both ways for bicycles."

"With this issue of the Magazine and upcoming stories in the daily paper, Post staffers present a look at Washington’s millennials moment, which is full of fizz and optimism yet carries undercurrents of concern about residents who remain underserved or displaced and the loss of character to uninspired development."


Full Story: March of the millennials

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