Grand Rapids may not scream "Millennial hotspot," but there's been a recent surge of interest in the area.
Between 2010 and 2012, nearly 27% of new residents were between the ages of 24 and 35, according to the National Association of Realtors.
The main attraction? Jobs.
The number of jobs in the area grew 4.2% over the past year, tying only Austin for job creation among NAR's top 10 cities for Millennial homebuyers.
The city is also trying to woo young residents: Old downtown commercial buildings are being converted into condo buildings with retail shops, restaurants and cafes.
For those looking to buy, homes are relatively cheap. The median home price in the metro area was $122,000 during the first quarter -- well below the national average.