Top 10 Best Cities for Families
The best cities to live in, based on the quality of schools, affordable homes, low crime rates, jobs, and parkland. Plus, see the complete list of Best Cities!
5. Cheyenne, Wyoming
Another new addition to our list, Cheyenne offers residents good schools and low crime. 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. Living on the frontier means kids will grow up with access to the outdoors and likely a love of the rodeo. The city's premier event is the week-long Cheyenne's Frontier Days, a family-friendly festival celebrating life on the range with a parade, carnival, free pancake breakfast, chuck wagon cook-off and of course, a rodeo. A short 20-minute drive brings residents to some amazing hiking, fishing and horseback riding at Curt Gowdy State Park. But the city itself provides plenty of opportunities for outdoor exercise including the Greenway, a 10-foot wide concrete path that winds through 32 miles of the city providing a safe place to push a stroller or for kids to ride their bikes. As a community gathering place and a safe way to get active, the Greenway exemplifies the city's dedication to providing a healthy city to raise kids.