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The Top 10 States to Raise a Family In

The US is a diverse collection of states that all demonstrate unique characteristics and personalities. If you are looking to put down your roots and start a family, here are 10 of the best states to consider for your home base.


Massachusetts is known for its exceptional healthcare and opportunities for higher education. A rich history, a forward-thinking residential base, and an highly educated populace make it an attractive place to raise a family. Residents of the Bay State also enjoy four distinct seasons.


Massachusetts’ neighbor Vermont is also an exceptional place to raise a family. A laid-back lifestyle is perfect for those who enjoy a slower pace of life. If you do not mind feeling a bit isolated from the hectic life of a big city, you will love living in the Green Mountain State. Mild summers are also a big draw of this charming New England gem.


Who would not welcome the opportunity to live in the Golden State? People of all ages will enjoy the option to head from the mountains to the coast in just a few hours. And who can argue with the gorgeous climate that residents of California enjoy all year long? A bevy of family-friendly communities dots the landscape of California, making it easy to find the perfect fit for your family. You can check out the various homes for sale in Temecula for the right balance of affordability and convenience.


The Evergreen State delivers on natural beauty and vast opportunities for families. Seattle is a booming economic hot spot, offering countless career opportunities. The area is also known for its highly educated workforce and high wages. Combine this with numerous outdoor recreational opportunities and good public schools and it is easy to see why Washington is consistently ranked as one of the best places to raise a family.


If you are not averse to cold winters, Minnesota may be the place for you. Gorgeous summers and mild spring and fall seasons make this state a desirable place to live. Residents of Minnesota also enjoy access to some of the best healthcare in the country.


Connecticut offers the perfect balance of easy and quick access to all of the amenities of New York City while still providing a quiet suburban lifestyle. There are a number of idyllic coastal communities that make Connecticut an amazing place to live. Many people commute to the city for work, returning home to their quiet suburban homes at the end of the day. A vast network of public transportation makes this commuting easy and affordable.

North Dakota:

This high plains state is high on the list of many families looking for friendly neighbors and a small-town vibe. North Dakota also ranks high in affordability, helping you to stretch your dollar even further. A low crime rate gives parents peace of mind that their family is safe.

New Jersey:

This perennial East Coast state features easy access to both New York City and Philadelphia, giving you loads of attractions and entertainment options at your fingertips. Affluent communities in this state also boast excellent health care, loads of private educational opportunities, and other amenities that are important to families.


This mid-Atlantic state enjoys varied weather patterns, a moderate political climate, and an ideal work and personal life balance. Its close proximity to Washington DC makes it easy to find a host of educational attractions for your children on the weekends. Northern Virginia is also particularly known for its proliferation of fantastic public school systems.


Colorado has it all. Towering mountain ranges, gorgeous natural scenery, big cities, small rural communities, and more. You can carve out any type of lifestyle in the Centennial State. Families will enjoy heading up to the mountains on the weekend for some of the best snow skiing options in the world.

With so many varied states to choose from, you will find it easier than you think to find the right fit for your family’s needs and preferences. Be sure to consider a wide range of elements before making a final decision about where to settle.

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