• ValuePenguin, a personal finance site, ranked the best cities to raise young families.
  • Out of 156 metros, Houston came in no. 2.
  • The rankings considered a variety of factors important to young families, including commute times, outdoor activities and education.

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A variety of factors come into play when deciding where to settle a young family.Fortunately, there are a wide variety of lists, tools and calculators that can be used to make that call. Some, of course, are better than others.But for Houston, and Texas as a whole, a new ranking finds both the city and the state very family-friendly.Of the 156 cities studied, Houston ranks no. 2. And, Texas is the most popular state in the overall top 10, making it the no. 1 state for those just starting out.Personal finance website ValuePenguin did it’s homework to cull its own list of great spots for a young family to grow. From economics and education to safety and healthcare and beyond, there can be a mind-boggling number of factors to consider.ValuePenguin’s number-crunche...