Millennials flocking to urban co-living spaces: ‘It’s like living in a dorm again, but more mature’


Millennials are flocking to ritzy co-living spaces in big cities as a communal alternative to traditional housing, MarketWatch reported.

“It’s like living in a dorm again, but more mature. It’s great,” video game designer and developer Chris McGlade, 24 — who rents a co-living space in New York City called Ollie — told the outlet.

For the most part, residents live in fully-furnished bedrooms and share everything else — bathrooms, kitchens, and living rooms. The amenities are all high-end, and hotel-style perks such as weekly housekeeping, clean linens, and refreshed toiletries are typically included in the monthly price, MarketWatch said. Plus there are often additional community spaces for things like meetings and fitness.

Therapist Elle Bernfeld, 29, has lived at a Common co-living space in Brooklyn since June and told the outlet that experiencing a “sense of community” was a big plus for her.- READ MORE

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