The 10 Best Cities for Families

May 3, 2016

For families with children, there are many considerations when deciding where to move. Luckily, made the decision a bit easier with their latest ranking of the 10 best cities to raise a family.

When ranking these small-to-medium sized cities, they looked at the quality of healthcare, the condition of the local economy, crime rate data, and an analysis of the quality of schools. also took into account the overall quality of life, putting the most emphasis on the average length of resident commutes. Cities boasting large populations of children, plenty of outdoor space, and libraries with large children's sections were also factored into their ranking.

These are the 10 best cities to raise a family:

1. Rockville, Md.

2. Chandler, Ariz

3. Newton, Mass.

4. Holland, Mich.

5. Chula Vista, Calif.

6. Oak Park, Ill.

7. St. George, Utah

8. Homewood, Ala.

9. Bowling Green, Ohio

10. Palo Alto, Calif.

Source: "10 Best Places to Raise a Family," Livability (May 2, 2016)