Ranking the country's top family-friendly cities

Kansas metro ranks first in WalletHub study for quality domestic lifestyle
  • WalletHub analyzed 150 cities based on population, scoring qualities such as relative cost of housing, proximity to health care, school district quality and recreational opportunities.
  • Aurora, Illinois, ranked in the top 10, boosted by relative affordability scores.
  • Fremont in the Bay Area was rated high for safety and socioeconomic environment.

Moving as an individual, or even as a couple, is often times less stressful than moving as a family. Having a children’s needs to consider may require previous must-haves like low commute times and affordability to take a back seat to schools, parks and safety.