The newest pop-culture fads are always hard to track. With music, TV shows, clothes and technology, the millennial generation moves at light speed when bouncing from trend to trend. Now, a new study by the Urban Land Institute proves that the unpredictability of millennials’ preferences carries over to their choice of where to live.

According to this study, Richmond, Virginia is second only to Virginia Beach as a millennial hotspot. Taking a look around Richmond can reveal why it’s so popular with this set. Richmond offers a lively college –town vibe with an abundance of restaurants, bars and meeting spots. The city also features a low unemployment rate and a relatively high annual salary for the millennial age group, two realities that appeal to young professionals because they indicate a reasonably affordable housing market.

Turnbridge On the outskirts of Richmond, Boone Homes is building single-family homes in several neighborhoods. In Dominion Park, homes start from $490,000 with three bedrooms and two bathrooms, and the buyer can chose a home with up to five bedrooms and three bathrooms. These homes are also low-maintenance, and they function well as multi-generational homes, housing children, parents and grandparents. Ellington is another neighborhood with beautiful homes starting at $570,000. These homes offer three- or four-bedroom and two- or three-bathroom options. An open foyer creates a spacious ambiance upon entrance; walk-in closets in all bedrooms mean extra storage; stainless steel kitchen appliances provide culinary capacities of the highest caliber.

On another level of prestige, the estate homes of Ellington Woods start from $750,000 with three-bedroom, three-bathroom models and range all the way up to homes with four bedrooms and five bathrooms. The columned entrance, jetted tub in the owner’s suite, designer kitchen, full study and three-car garage options make the homes in this community gorgeously customizable from interior to exterior.

All three of these communities are packed with amenities, including swimming pools, basketball courts, athletic fields and more. Located minutes away from Richmond, they are also close to Interstates 64 and 95, so Washington, D.C., is only about 2 hours away. The elementary school, Shady Grove, is located within the community, and Deep Run High School was recently rated eighth best high school in Virginia.

Similar to the homes of Ellington Woods, the estate homes at Tarrington on Hampworththe James offer a premier luxury living experience starting from $720,000. With half-acre, or larger, lots, these spacious homes feature gourmet kitchens, large family and breakfast rooms, deluxe mudrooms and more. Tree-lined sidewalks, a 10-acre park, a large fitness center and other neighborhood amenities ensure the homeowner an active lifestyle while the luxuries of the homes guarantee a relaxing experience. Its location adjacent to Robious Landing Park gives even more space to explore the great outdoors and have fun with friends and family.

There are a few quick-delivery homes available, with one left in Dominion Park, one in Ellington Woods and two estate homes at Tarrington on the James. For more information about any of these homes or communities, call (804) 708-5127 or click here to learn more!