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City Escapes: Best Urban Cities for Family Life

City Escapes Best Urban Cities for Family LifeThe U.S. boasts some of the best cities for families to live and grow up in. Many of these family-friendly cities are known for their affordable housing, low crime rates, and fun local attractions. Below are some cities that are among the top locations that are ideal for families in the U.S.

Chandler, AZ
Located just 20 miles outside of Phoenix, Chandler is particularly known for its desert climate and unique activities that everyone in the family can enjoy. The city hosts the Ostrich Festival and vibrant Cinco de Mayo festivities every year. Many of the local schools have been recognized for their top-rated academic programs and extracurricular activities. Families living here can also visit attractions like the Arizona Railway Museum and Mesquite Groves Aquatic Center.

Overland Park, KS
This Midwest city boasts several parks and recreational facilities that promote physical fitness for children. Other family-friendly attractions around town include the Deanna Rose Children’s Homestead, Museum at Prairiefire, and the Matt Ross Community Center. The South Lake, Cherokee Hills, and Tomahawk Ridge neighborhoods feature some of the most affordable housing, and a local Realtor who knows the housing market well can help families find the perfect homes.

Lincoln, NE
Nebraska’s capital city is another great place for families to call home. College football is often the talk of the town, and families can attend Nebraska Cornhuskers’ games during the season. The city is also known for its great outdoor spaces, which include the Sunken Gardens, MocPac Trail, and Ballard Park. Lincoln Public Schools, which oversees most of the city’s primary, secondary, and high schools, even established a successful English Language Learners program to help students who have moved to the area from other countries.

Chicago, IL

It might seems like too big a city to be meant for family life, but variety is the spice of life and Chicago has plenty of variety. The Northeast of Chicago is a hub of industry, finance, commerce and telecommunications and jobs abound in and around the city. The Lincoln Park Zoo and Adler Planetarium are some of the most famed attractions here and are great for sparking a love of learning in your kids. Find a Prospect Equities realtor who know the ins and outs of each city section so you can make the best choice for your family.

Virginia Beach, VA
A beautiful waterfront and crime rate that is well below the national average are what make this city one of the top places to live. The Virginia Beach Oceanfront consists of a popular beach and boardwalk that stretches for three miles. Many shops and restaurants can be found in the Town Center area. The Virginia Aquarium, Military Aviation Museum, and False Cape State Park are just a few of the other places where families can go for a day of fun.

Families looking for ideal places to live can find everything they need in these cities. The fact that these cities are located in different parts of the country makes it easy for a family to choose the place that is in the most suitable area.

Tim Esterdahl

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

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