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Best Cities for Families 2010: All Cities

Our list was compiled by using a list of the top 100 cities by population, adding in well-known smaller cities too, and removing cities so close to other large cities that they would have similar data.  For more information on all of the cities we profiled, check out our slide show of the Best Cities for Families 2010.

1. Arlington, Virginia
2. Austin, Texas
3. Madison, Wisconsin
4. Ann Arbor, Michigan
5. Lexington, Kentucky
6. Portland, Oregon
7. Spokane, Washington
8. Scottsdale, Arizona
9. Omaha, Nebraska
10. Raleigh, North Carolina
11. Sioux Falls, South Dakota
12. Lincoln, Nebraska
13. St. Paul, Minnesota
14. Virginia Beach, Virginia
15. Des Moines, Iowa
16. Billings, Montana
17. Boise, Idaho
18. Minneapolis, Minnesota
19. Colorado Springs, Colorado
20. Augusta, Georgia
21. El Paso, Texas
22. Dallas, Texas
23. Topeka, Kansas
24. Little Rock, Arkansas
25. San Diego, California
26. Honolulu, Hawaii
27. Durham, North Carolina
28. Seattle, Washington
29. New York, New York
30. Boston, Massachusetts
31. Albuquerque, New Mexico
32. Fort Wayne, Indiana
33. San Antonio, Texas
34. Aurora, Colorado
35. Mobile, Alabama
36. Charlotte, North Carolina
37. Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
38. Tulsa, Oklahoma
39. Denver, Colorado
40. Newark, New Jersey
41. Providence, Rhode Island
42. Louisville, Kentucky
43. Richmond, Virginia
44. Phoenix, Arizona
45. Chesapeake, VA
46. Wichita, Kansas
47. Houston, Texas
48. Corpus Christi, Texas
49. Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
50. Hartford, Connecticut
51. Anchorage, Alaska
52. Tucson, Arizona
53. Fort Worth, Texas
54. San Francisco, California
55. Indianapolis, Indiana
56. Montgomery, Alabama
57. Winston-Salem, North Carolina
58. Salt Lake City, Utah
59. Greensboro, North Carolina
60. Arlington, Texas
61. Columbus, Ohio
62. Mesa, Arizona
63. San Jose, California
64. Tacoma, Washington
65. Nashville, Tennessee
66. Norfolk, Virginia
67. Anaheim, California
68. Kansas City, Missouri
69. Baton Rouge, Louisiana
70. New Orleans, Louisiana
71. Washington, District of Columbia
72. Syracuse, New York
73. Buffalo, New York
74. Cleveland, Ohio
75. Jacksonville, Florida
76. Milwaukee, Wisconsin
77. Baltimore, Maryland
78. Los Angeles, California
79. Riverside, California
80. Wilmington, Deleware
81. Tampa, Florida
82. Cincinnati, Ohio
83. Long Beach, California
84. Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
85. Bakersfield, California
86. Atlanta, Georgia
87. St. Louis, Missouri
88. Akron, Ohio
89. Toledo, Ohio
90. Chicago, Illinois
91. Memphis, Tennessee
92. Fort Lauderdale, Florida
93. Orlando, Florida
94. Birmingham, Alabama
95. Grand Rapids, Michigan
96. Miami, Florida
97. St. Petersburg, Florida
98. Fresno, California
99. Sacramento, California
100. Las Vegas, Nevada
101. Detroit, Michigan


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