Best Places to Raise a Family

Best Places to Raise a Family

According to “Best Life” magazine, there are five cities in the United States that are really great places to raise a family. Take a look at the list and see if where you live is on the list. Or, maybe you’re getting ready to move to one of these cities.

Here are the best cities according to “Best Life” – did your city make the list?

5. San Diego, California

4. Columbus, Georgia
3. Billings, Montana
2. Virginia Beach, Virginia
1. Honolulu, Hawaii

Whether you live in one of these cities or are thinking of relocating, you might be wondering why these five places made the list and others didn’t. Basically, the top five cities to raise a family are those with plenty of availability when it comes to good schools, good student-teacher ratios, and high test scores.

But, schools aren’t the only factor when it comes to making a city a great place to raise a family. The availability of museums, pediatricians, and parks are also considered, as are housing rates, low divorce rates, and plenty to do. So, if you are thinking of raising a family or already have one, you might want to consider moving to one of the listed cities.

However, you might be surprised that Honolulu and San Diego both made the list, because they are also some of the most expensive places to live. In fact, the median price of a house in Honolulu is about $620,000.

Of course, because “Best Life” magazine may not have the average American’s household income in mind, some of these cities may not be as affordable for everyone. When it comes to moving to a city best for your family, it really comes down to what works best for you.

Jon Huser