Rockville Makes the Top 10 Cities for Families List!
Top 10 Cities for Families
The ideal city for families with kids boasts top-rated schools, a large number of parks, affordable housing options, and a great network of support, according to a recent study from Livability.com. This year Overland Park, Kan. tops their list as the best city to raise a family.
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In ranking the best cities for families, Livability.com used data from the U.S. Census Bureau to find the places with a high number of children but low concentration of children living in poverty. They also factored in consumer spending data, the quality of schools including high school graduation rates, and the amount and quality of local parks and activities geared towards young children. The overall quality of life including the cost of living, length of the average commute, and the crime rate were also considered.
“Parents agonize over where to raise their children – I know I did,” says Livability editor Matt Carmichael. “We want to make that decision a little easier. These 10 cities would all be fine candidates.”
Three cities appeared on the list for the second year in a row: Carmel, Ind., Overland Park, Kan., and Plano, Texas.
These are the 10 best cities for children:
- Overland Park, Kan.
- Plano, Texas.
- Holland, Mich.
- Carmel, Ind.
- Leesburg, Va.
- Chandler, Ariz.
- Naperville, Ill.
- Bentonville, Ark.
- Rockville, Md/
- St. George, Utah.