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2011 Best Cities for Families: Complete List

You want the best for your family, and that includes great schools, affordable homes, low crime rates, plenty of jobs, and lots of parkland. So we crunched more than 8,000 bits of data in 84 categories to determine this year's top places to raise kids.

Get the scoop on the top 10 Best Cities!

1.         Washington, District of Columbia

2.         Austin, Texas

3.         Boston, Massachusetts

4.         St. Paul/Minneapolis, Minnesota

5.         Des Moines, Iowa

6.         Madison, Wisconsin

7.         Honolulu, Hawaii

8.         Omaha, Nebraska

9.         Seattle, Washington

10.       Louisville, Kentucky

11.       St. Louis, Missouri

12.       San Antonio, Texas

13.       Portland, Oregon

14.       Kansas City, Missouri

15.       Colorado Springs, Colorado

16.       New Orleans, Louisiana

17.       Richmond, Virginia

18.       Lexington, Kentucky

19.       Lincoln, Nebraska

20.       Wichita, Kansas

21.       Salt Lake City, Utah

22.       Columbus, Ohio

23.       Dallas, Texas

24.       New York, New York

25.       Atlanta, Georgia

26.       Buffalo, New York

27.       Denver, Colorado

28.       Boise, Idaho

29.       Indianapolis, Indiana

30.       Jacksonville, Florida

31.       Little Rock, Arkansas

32.       Nashville, Tennessee

33.       Syracuse, New York

34.       Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

35.       Norfolk, Virginia

36.       Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

37.       Baltimore, Maryland

38.       Tulsa, Oklahoma

39.       Orlando, Florida

40.       Tampa, Florida

41.       Wilmington, Deleware

42.       Topeka, Kansas

43.       Ann Arbor, Michigan

44.       Albuquerque, New Mexico

45.       Miami, Florida

46.       Tucson, Arizona

47.       Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

48.       Cincinnati, Ohio

49.       Anchorage, Alaska

50.       Milwaukee, Wisconsin

51.       Spokane, Washington

52.       El Paso, Texas

53.       Virginia Beach, Virginia

54.       Houston, Texas

55.       Billings, Montana

56.       Grand Rapids, Michigan

57.       Raleigh, North Carolina

58.       Fort Wayne, Indiana

59.       Providence, Rhode Island

60.       Sioux Falls, South Dakota

61.       Hartford, Connecticut

62.       Charlotte, North Carolina

63.       San Francisco, California

64.       Cleveland, Ohio

65.       Tacoma, Washington

66.       Birmingham, Alabama

67.       Fort Worth, Texas

68.       Baton Rouge, Louisiana

69.       Corpus Christi, Texas

70.       Arlington, Virginia

71.       Durham, North Carolina

72.       Memphis, Tennessee

73.       Chicago, Illinois

74.       Phoenix, Arizona

75.       Greensboro, North Carolina

76.       San Diego, California

77.       Aurora, Colorado

78.       St. Petersburg, Florida

79.       Mobile, Alabama

80.       Chesapeake, Virginia

81.       Fort Lauderdale, Florida

82.       Augusta, Georgia

83.       Montgomery, Alabama

84.       San Jose, California

85.       Winston-Salem, North Carolina

86.       Newark, New Jersey

87.       Toledo, Ohio

88.       Akron, Ohio

89.       Sacramento, California

90.       Detroit, Michigan

91.       Scottsdale, Arizona

92.       Los Angeles, California

93.       Arlington, Texas

94.       Mesa, Arizona

95.       Las Vegas, Nevada

96.       Fresno, California

97.       Long Beach, California

98.       Bakersfield, California

99.       Riverside, California

100.     Anaheim, California

Find out what cities made last year's list!

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