There are many factors to consider when deciding on where to raise your family, while schools and parks are obvious to consider,  hospitals, safe neighborhoods, clean air, and quality child care are all important too. Child magazine recently released their picks for the top 10 best cities for families. They determined the cities that made the list by ranking over a 100 cities in 18 different criteria’s.  All four cities with Daniel’s Moving and Storage locations made the top 100. Phoenix came in the highest at number 22, Kansas City was 54, Tucson was 70 and finally Wichita was ranked number 77. All the data came from U.S government agencies or independent associations. Here is the list by Child magazine:

 

1. Denver Population: 499,775 Average home cost*: $161,900 Number of parks: 301

2. Norfolk/Virginia Beach/Newport News Population: 433,461 (Virginia Beach); 225,875 (Norfolk); 79,138 (Newport News) Average home cost: $122,600 Number of parks: 235

3. Minneapolis-St. Paul Population: 353,395 (Minneapolis); 256,213 (St. Paul) Average home cost: $149,300 Number of parks: 330

4. Miami Population: 369,253 Average home cost: $126,400 Number of parks: 94

5. Orlando Population: 180,308 Average home cost: $129,200 Number of parks: 92

6. Madison, WI Population: 210,674 Average home cost: $126,400 Number of parks: 200

7. Anaheim (tie) Population: 300,650 Average home cost: $275,000 Number of parks: 42

7. Rochester, NY (tie) Population: 214,470 Average home cost: $111,000 Number of parks: 136

9. Boston Population: 555,249 Average home cost: $159,600 Number of parks: 215

10. San Diego Population: 1,238,974 Average home cost: $145,700 Number of parks: 200

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