Best Places to Live for Families

Move to the Best Place for You and Your Family

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Finding the best place to live for you and your family can be challenging, especially if you're changing jobs or need a bigger city because of a career switch. To help in your search, these online guides have done it again with their ranking of the best places to live for families.

Forbes has ranked the top places to raise a family in the US. It's a great resource for families on the move. They use data such as cost of living, the prevalence of home ownership, median household income, housing costs, commute time, crime and the percentage of young adults that graduate high school to determine which places make their top 10 list. A great mix of information that most families need to know.

Forbes - The Top 5 Places to Raise a Family

  1. Des Moines-West Des Moines, Iowa
  2. Harrisburg-Carlisle, Pennsylvania
  3. Rochester, New York
  4. Syracuse, New York
  5. Provo-Orem, Utah

CNN/Money - Top Cities for Families offers great advice on best cities for families. With information on affordability and workforce, it's a must for every family to peruse. On their list is Atlanta, Minneapolis/St. Paul, and Des Moines, Iowa.