Are millennial buyers being forced out of the urban areas they prefer?

I have some anecdotal evidence that the answer to the question in the headline is "yes." Although I'm a (very old) millennial who moved to a city suburb by choice, two of my friends who bought homes last year -- both of whom had been renting at Denver addresses -- purchased property in Lakewood. After looking in Denver, both friends (actually, two sets of married couples, with dual incomes and steady jobs) realized they couldn't afford city prices and decided to commute ...