5 Top Communities In The US For Families

America has become a mobile nation, with most families moving at least twice while children are growing up. A new, more lucrative job opportunity is the main reason for relocation, but some people are simply searching for greener pastures. The top five communities for families are outlined below.
San Francisco, California
The city by the bay is known for a high cost of living but also offers well-paying tech jobs and endless entertainment in the way of sports, museums, music and the ocean. The Northern California location also makes San Francisco, and the surrounding area, one of the greenest places in which to live and a hub for those who enjoy taking an active part in their communities.

Albuquerque, New Mexico
Located at 5,312 feet on the plateau of central New Mexico, Albuquerque offers clean air, natural beauty, cultural diversity and a low unemployment rate. The city has numerous outdoor activities for each season, which will keep any family in great physical shape. Albuquerque is the home base of companies such as Sandia National Laboratories and Intel Corporation, which keeps the economy stable.

South Burlington, Vermont
This New England community boasts affordable housing and an excellent ratio of teachers to students. Surrounded by both the White Mountains and the Adirondacks, there is ample opportunity for skiing and water sports. Families who embrace a green approach to living will be a perfect fit in South Burlington.

Charlottesville, Virginia
A small city with a big heart and excellent schools awaits families in the Virginia countryside. While it is within a day’s drive to Washington, D.C., Charlottesville has its own distinctive style and pace of living, with a strong emphasis on family values. Parents will appreciate the art and colorful history this city offers to their children.

Fishers, Indiana
Bloomberg Business Week rated Fishers, Indiana as the most affordable city in the United States. A suburb of nearby Indianapolis, the small community offers a very low crime rate, affordable housing, great school system and a large amount of job growth. The population of Fishers has grown by nearly 65 percent over the last decade, while maintaining its small town charm. It should continue to be an attractive place to live for years to come.

Relocating is a financial and emotional challenge that requires careful consideration. While there are many cities to choose from, the five listed above have something for everyone.

 

Tim Esterdahl

Tim Esterdahl is the editor of IFCS blog. He is a married father of three and enjoys golf in his spare time.

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