This Unexpected Midwestern City Is the Best in the Country to Raise a Family

This Unexpected Midwestern City Is the Best in the Country to Raise a Family


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This Midwestern city has earned the title for the second year in a row.

If you're raising a family—or getting ready to do as such—it might be an ideal opportunity to make a beeline for the Midwest. For the second year consecutively, Overland Park, Kansas, has been named the best place in the United States to raise a family.

In individual fund site WalletHub's yearly positioning of the Best and Worst Places to Raise a Family, Overland Park (which has a populace of around 191,278, as indicated by the U.S. Evaluation) took the best spot on a rundown of 182 U.S. cities.

For the positioning, WalletHub's investigators analyzed urban areas dependent on 46 measurements crosswise over five classifications (Family Fun, Health and Safety, Education and Childcare, Affordability, and Socioeconomics) viewed as fundamental to family-agreeableness. Measurements, for example, the quantity of play areas per capita, middle family pay (balanced for typical cost for basic items), level of inhabitant families with children, savage wrongdoing rates, and more were considered in the study.

Overland Park came in first, with Irvine, California; Fremont, California; South Burlington, Vermont; and Bismarck, North Dakota adjusting the best five on the rundown. At the bottom of the positioning—as in, the most noticeably bad urban areas to raise a family, as indicated by the examination's phrasing—is Newark, New Jersey, trailed by Detroit, Michigan; Miami, Florida; Cleveland, Ohio; and Hialeah, Florida.

As the positioning's essayist states, "While clearly not flawless—given individual inclinations and the impediments of freely accessible information—our discoveries will ideally give movers a feeling of the territories that offer the best chance to accomplish Wallet Fitness and carry on a long and upbeat life."

As with any positioning—like spots with the most elevated future—individual tastes (and viewpoints like vicinity to family and vocation openings) outweigh everything else. The Midwest may not be for you, and even the best ten urban communities on the positioning may not engage you, but rather you can in any case utilize the positioning to get some feeling of which urban areas have the attractions, ways of life, and progressively that are family-accommodating and might be right for your family. Regardless of whether you don't locate your new dream town on the rundown, it might be amusing to see where the place where you grew up ranks.

Learn more about the strategy for WalletHub's 2018 Best and Worst Places to Raise a Family.

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