The best and worst major U.S. cities to raise kids

Posted On Thu, September 15, 2016 By

Posted On Thu, September 15, 2016 By In City Living, From Our Partners

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When it’s time to raise a family, many couples think about moving to a smaller, less populated town outside of a large city, but some want to stay in an urban setting—seeing the advantages that it has to offer their future children. Wallethub “compared the 150 most populated U.S. cities based on 36 key metrics that take into account essential family dynamics such as the relative cost of housing, the quality of local school and health care systems, and the opportunities for fun and recreation” to see what the best and worst urban locations were for families. The results found that none of the top 50 cities included Northeast locations—with many cities in that region trending toward the bottom, including New York City and Philadelphia.

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