10 States Offering a Richer Life

August 16, 2016

In some states, residents may be able to have it all – high income, job security, safe neighborhoods, affordable child care, and a good education.

GOBankingRates set out to find the places where families can get the most out of life, measuring 12 factors in 50 states and the District of Columbia. Researchers factored in jobs and income; housing (median home listing price and effective state property tax); safety; healthcare (the average family health insurance premium); and more.

“There really is no ‘one size fits all’ formula for those trying to decide the best place to raise their families today,” says Kristen Bonner, lead researcher on the GOBankingRates study. “Our study examined some of the main concerns families have during this process and found that it is possible to live in states where the cost of living won’t drain your bank account and your children can still attend good schools in a safe environment.”

Here are the 10 states that GOBankingRates says offer families the best chance to live a richer life:

  1. New Hampshire
  2. North Dakota
  3. Delaware
  4. Montana
  5. Wyoming
  6. South Dakota
  7. Virginia
  8. Arkansas
  9. Idaho
  10. Colorado

Source: GOBankingRates