You lose ALL credibility in your first paragraph. Trying to say that post-boomer people - '70's kid', whatever the hell that means - 'generally didn't care where he lived' is a statistical crock. My Grandparents and parents (good, old-fashioned Blue-Collar Boomers and early X-Ers) LOVE to talk about what Zip code/side of town their houses were on back in the 'day.' Ask them about parts of town that were more ethnically diverse (even if they were in the same economic levels) and they will stare at you like you've grown another head. I have extended relations that worked their ASSES off to not have to buy a house in the shithole town they grew up in, because they knew the place was going nowhere, and those towns are still shitholes 40 years later. The biggest difference today is that it's much easier to realize how much of a shithole you live in.
Honestly, one of the biggest issues Milennials are facing socially and economically are assumptions about what we want/how we participate in society and out neighborhoods/cities. You can throw as many idiotic Portlandia-hipster stereotypes as you want at us, but the reality is that if we didn't frequent that awesome taco place they built in the refurbished warehouse-cum-food court, your stupid city would cease to exist because old real estate would die and be replaced by suburbia-tract housing. You know, that shit you all pulled in the 80's and 90's to try to support your stupid unsustainable fake-growth economy. How'd that Mall-Sprawl work out for you?
But here's the worst part. Do you know who has mostly fucked up things for the last 30 years? I'll give you a hint - Millennials aren't even old enough to have held the positions that made the stupid, greedy short-sighted fuckups between the SnL debacle, the OG Internet bubble, and '08. Boomers largely had enough cash to ride it out, and stable employment with benefits that made it livable. GenX had some savings, and thank god for their parents, who could help out their kids in their late 20's and 30's. Now you have a new generation who are in debt for degrees our parents and grandparents said we needed to be successful, whose parents don't have cash to support them through the fuckups they caused, and an entire economic system that is designed to pay as little as possible for the labor pool as a whole, and you wonder why we're a little upset?