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The 5 Best Towns in the US to Raise Kids

When it comes to your children, you want nothing but the best. You want to ensure they get a quality education, develop good friendships, and have a safe community in which to live and play. Finding a spot in this country where the rates are reasonable, and the crime rates low is becoming more difficult. However, there are a few places that still qualify as exceptional areas to raise your children. Here are the top five cities for your family:

1. Boston, Massachusetts

Boston makes the list because it has incredible schools, a low unemployment rate, and plenty of cultural opportunities for the whole family. Here, you can visit places like Paul Revere’s House, the Harvard Museum of Natural History, and the Public Art Walk. Though the crime rates are a bit higher in the inner city, the suburbs provide an excellent place with lower than national average crime rates.

2. Colorado Springs, Colorado

If you want to give your child a laid-back lifestyle with plenty of opportunities to explore nature, then you must look no further than Colorado Springs. Though Mother Nature puts on a splendid display in this area, the schools are great, crime is low, and the people are friendly. Property taxes are low, and the area has a midwestern, down-home vibe.

3. Nashville, Tennessee

Some might be surprised that a bigger city like Nashville makes the list. However, this gem is full of southern hospitality and adventure. This up and coming trendy city has some great suburbs that have excellent schools and a low unemployment rate. Hope you like country music because this area is not diverse on the music scene.

4. Blacksburg, Virginia

Named one of the best places to live, Blacksburg is a city in the Northern part of Virginia. Did you know that this town is within a day’s drive from 50 percent of the population in this country? There are beautiful mountains almost everywhere in Virginia. The weather is very mild, and the cost of living is below the national average. When it comes to schools, you don’t have to worry. They were recently named the #7 best schools in America. Best of all, it has that small-town feel with welcoming natives.

5. Provo, Utah

Way out west is a little city that has great charm. This town has a low crime rate, many younger families moving in, and spectacular schools. Here, you children will get a quality education and a well-rounded life experience. It doesn’t cost a fortune to own a home, and the commute to work will be a snap as the traffic is light. It has a mild climate and is home to the infamous Brigham Young University.

Choosing a place to raise your family is difficult. However, these areas can help you to ensure your child has a great home to put down roots, and that they are educated and can find work in their future.

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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