Best Cities to Raise a Family

Choosing where to raise your children is very important. There are many factors to consider such as median income, school districts, crime rates, and overall cost of living. So what are the best cities for families?

Grand Rapids, Michigan is number one on the list. One of the main reasons it is a great place to raise a family, is the cost of living and crime rates that are lower than national average. There are many museums and family oriented places. Commute is another reason people choose Grand Rapids; people here spend 3/4 less time in traffic.

Boise, Idaho has a family-oriented community. It has a nice mild climate and there are many beautiful parks and plenty places for outdoor activities such as biking, camping and fishing. They also have a good educational system, and schools are rated high nationwide.

Provo, Utah is one of the most affordable places to live. In addition to that, Provo has a reliable transportation system, which makes it easier to get around. According to Livabilityless than 24% of income is spent on housing, groceries and utilities, which makes it one of the best cities to live in.

Youngstown, Ohio is also a very affordable place to live in and with above average schools. Another important thing many parents consider is commute, and commute in Youngstown is 20 minutes on average.

Raleigh, North Carolina is considered a very safe and diverse city. In addition, it has a lot of beautiful homes and a historic downtown. it is very inexpensive and there are plenty things to do from arts to sports.



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