From coast to coast, we scoured the country and crunched the numbers looking at cities big and small to create this year’s list of Parenting’s Best Cities for Families. Find out where your hometown ranks on our list!
1. Boston, Massachusetts
Offering urban life with a focus on education, Boston is a classically great town in which to raise a family.
8. Madison, Wisconsin
Madison is the type of city where parents can enjoy the culture and entertainment that such an urban environment offers while appreciating the green space and healthy living for their children.
5. Cheyenne, Wyoming
The city's culture is heavily tied to the presence of the F. E. Warren Air Force Base, which helps keep the unemployment rate low.
10. Sioux Falls, South Dakota
This little city on the banks of the Big Sioux River offers parents a combination of low unemployment and a stable housing market.
2. Burlington, Vermont
With afterschool ski programs (often free), fresh veggies at school, parks at every turn, farmers’ markets and plenty of snow, Burlington offers an idyllic place to raise a kid.
6. Arlington, Virginia and Washington, DC
With a bustling economy, the Arlington/DC area provides great jobs for parents and a great cultural spot to raise kids.