The best places to raise a family

Anyone with kids will tell you there a lot of things to consider when looking for a place to raise your family, and there's no doubt folks in certain parts of the country have it easier than others. 

WalletHub just came out with their list of the Best Cities To Raise A Family, looking at the 180 most populated U.S. cities, and judging them on 47 different factors including cost of housing, quality of local schools, and healthcare, as well as if there are opportunities for fun and recreation.

Overland Park, Kansas, which topped the list for another year with high marks for affordability, where it ranks number one, and socioeconomics, where it ranks at five.

Top Ten Best Cities To Raise A Family In the U.S.

  1. Overland Park, KS
  2. Fremont, CA
  3. Irvine, CA
  4. Plano, TX
  5. South Burlington, VT
  6. Bismarck, ND
  7. Gilbert, AZ
  8. Fargo, ND
  9. Scottsdale, AZ
  10. Boise, Idaho

Detroit, Michigan is the worst U.S. city to raise a family, ranking near the bottom for education and child care, and socioeconomic factors, plus it’s pretty low on the list for affordability. 

The Ten Worst Cities To Raise A Family In the U.S.

  1. Detroit, MI
  2. Newark, NJ
  3. Cleveland, OH
  4. Memphis, TN
  5. Shreveport, LA
  6. Wilmington, DE
  7. San Bernardino, CA
  8. Hialeah, FL
  9. Baltimore, MD
  10. Augusta, GA


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