The New York Times recently named Columbus one of the best cities for 18- to 25-year-olds. Each of the largest 45 U.S. cities was scored on characteristics important to Gen Z: affordability, Gen Z population share, unemployment rate, internet speed, recreational and dining establishments, green commuting options, number of parks and school enrollment. Scores for all metrics were totaled to rank each city, and Columbus landed the #6 spot.