Every wonder where the best place to raise a family is in the country? If you take into consideration cost of living, affordable housing, school ranking and crime rates there are a few that seem to always rise to the top.
What do you look for in a city to raise your family?
I look for affordable housing and cost of living. I’ve found my dream city and even lived there for a bit, but unfortunately, the cost of living was making us live like paupers, even with a good salary. We had to leave because it basically just showed us all the things we ever wanted but would never be able to afford comfortably.
I also have two daughters so we need to carefully consider the public school system or be able to afford the areas private schools. Our â€œdreamâ€ city had amazing schools; top notch in the country. Good thing they did because the cost of private school in the area was equivalent to what I paid for college tuition.
Another thing to consider is the crime rate because you donâ€™t want to move your family to a beautiful place only to have them robbed, raped or murdered. That would be absolutely not a good thing.
Last but not least, when considering where the best place to raise your family, quality of life. Are there things to do nearby that interest you? Are there activities within driving distance? Will your family be happy calling this city home?
Iâ€™ve scoured the Internet and compiled a list. After all, who doesn’t want to live in a Norman Rockwell painting? I know I do; bring on the white picket fences.
- Washington D.C.
- Grand Rapids, MI
- Austin, TX
- Boise, ID
- Boston, MA
- Provo, UT
- Minneapolis, MN
- Youngstown, OH
- Des Moines, IA
- Raleigh, OH
Which city do you think is the best place to raise a family?
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