Baby on Board: 4 Best Cities to Raise Children

Whether you have a newborn on the way or toddlers and tweens running around the house, how you raise your children has a lot to do with where you raise them. From the terrible twos all the way to high school graduation, there are some pretty great places in America to raise a family. Here’s a look a few of the best places to live when you have a baby on board.

4. Corona, California

If you’re looking for a family-friendly city that’s small in scale, but offers plenty of outdoor space, look no further than Corona, California. The city of Corona is situated on the outskirts of Los Angeles, so it offers a nearby big-city feel without all the traffic and overpopulation.

Speaking of population, Corona has 152,000 residents in which almost 50% of those residents being families with children. The average family income is $95,000 with house prices falling just under the national average. As for education, Corona has some of the highest rated public schools in the country.

3. Cecil-Bishop, Pennsylvania

For a small town feel, the city of Cecil-Bishop, Pennsylvania has everything a growing family could want. The city is just 20 miles away from Pittsburgh, which puts the culture and entertainment of a metropolitan city within a short drive of the sleepy suburban town.

Cecil-Bishop has a population of just 40,000, which gives each neighborhood a community feel where everyone know each other’s name. The median family income is $76,500 and almost 70% of the residents are families with children. Cecil-Bishop also boasts some of the best public schools in the nation with test scores coming in 20% above the national average.

2. Omaha, Nebraska

Although it has the largest population on the list, Omaha, Nebraska has a small town appeal that’s ideal for growing families with a love for city life. Whether you choose the southwestern Omaha suburbs or the metro area, this Nebraskan gem offers everything from a city zoo to public parks and playgrounds galore.

The population of Omaha is 410,000 and the median family income is just under the $80,000 mark. The main draw of Omaha is its public schools, which include way above average standardized test scores, an amazing system of school libraries, and one of the best public school music programs in the country.

1. Stamford, Connecticut

New England has a ton to offer growing families, which is why Stamford, Connecticut is such an ideal place for raising children. Although Stamford is a bit on the pricey side, the quality of living is worth it. From the huge public parks to the spacious home lots and low crime rates, Stamford is tailor-made for young families.

The population of the New England town is just over 120,000 with 25% of the residents being families with children. The average family income is $126,000, which is almost twice the national average. In addition, there are 6 magnet schools within Stamford’s city limits offering unparalleled K-12 programs.

When you’re ready to relocate your growing family, consider some of the great cities above.


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