The Best Places To Raise Kids 2013

December 19, 2012

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The Best Places To Raise Kids 2013

Many young, working parents – tired of wheeling strollers onto the subway – have considered leaving the big city for a more family-friendly place, even as urban living gains popularity. For those interested in small-town living, Bloomberg Businessweek and Bloomberg Rankings evaluated more than 3,200 places nationwide with populations from 5,000 to 50,000, looking at such metrics as public school performance, safety, housing costs, commute time, poverty, adults’ educational attainment, share of households with children, and diversity. To gauge the local job market, the list also weighed median income and unemployment. The data comes from GreatSchools.org, the FBI, the U.S. Census Bureau, and the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. The list excludes places where the median family income exceeds $115,866, the lower limit for the wealthiest 20 percent of U.S. families. Which is the best town in your state? [Read this article]

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