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!
9. Omaha, Nebraska (2011: #8)
Home of the amazing Omaha Zoo with the largest indoor rainforest in the U.S., Omaha is brimming with kid-friendly activities including the Omaha Summer Arts Festival which features a children's fair with crafts, music and dancing. But this little city in the Midwest offers more than just fun, it provides a family centered lifestyle. "There are good lifestyle options for whatever fits your family's spirit," says event planner Heidi Walz who works with Vic Gutman & Associates in Omaha where she was born and raised. "There are beautiful condos and lofts downtown, major redevelopment in midtown or newer homes in the suburbs of West Omaha. There's something for everyone." One of her son's favorite activities is helping pick out ingredients for dinner at the Omaha Farmers’ Market. "I think it's a great place for a working parent," explains Walz. "Commute time is minimal no matter which direction you live or work which means more family time."