Especially peripheral rural areas suffer from the out-migration of young people between 18 and 30 to urban areas. Due to this development, regions do not only loose knowledge, but they also lack human resources for potential rural development. Besides that, people are becoming more mobile in general, both internationally as well as interregionally. A special form of this trend is called multi-locality living at two or more places at the same time. So-called “multi-locals” keep more than one residence and commute between them in more or less regular intervals. Almost 25 % of the young population in the Austrian region Steyr-Kirchdorf, the study area for the thesis at hand, live multi-locally. Therefore, the goal of this thesis was to investigate the different types of multi-local needs, and motives in favour of and against a multi-local life as well as insights into multi-local life. Two group-discussions focussed on motives and characteristics of a multi-local life. The analysis of the discussion with the help of the Q-method generated results about three different types of multi-locals with different needs: 1. urban home-comer, 2. rooted globetrotter; 3. calm seeking urban-refugee. Additionally, the group discussions pointed out that multi-locality is often tied to a specific phase of life, especially to the period of establishment. Multi-locality also needs und supports new forms of living together. Besides limited career opportunities for academics, poor possibilities for further training drive young people away from rural areas. Despite the high degree of multi-locals mobility, relationships and the emotional place attachment remain essential pull-factors. Due to these results recommendations for communities were derived on how to address the different types of multi-local needs.