A recent study is shedding light on the housing trends of millennials.
The company said it conducted a 32 question survey with over 200 millennials from Kansas City, many of whom are highly educated with higher incomes.
While the survey was not scientific, it brought surprising results.
With apartments competing against one another, amenities like tanning beds, bocce ball courts, cooking classes, and pet spas have been offered to try and attract millennials.
However, according to the study, the generation may instead prefer apartment amenities like secure covered parking, open floor plans, and fitness centers.
The real amenities are the things that common sense says you would want in an apartment.
The study also shed light on what the future could hold for millennials.
Of the group that was surveyed, the majority said they wanted to live somewhere other than downtown in five years.
The northland, Brookside/Waldo, and Prairie Village/Fairway were the most popular areas where the millennials said they would like to live in the next few years.
They want walkable neighborhoods, urban neighborhoods that are not in the urban core. There's a point in which millennials exit their later years because they're starting families and they're looking at schools.
One study organizer said the results went against a “myth” that millennials are most interested in urban neighborhoods.
There's a trend we're seeing in millennials following in the footsteps of their parents.