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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. While not easy, homebuyers may be able to find a city that suits all of their family-friendly needs -- that is, if they’re in the market for a move. WalletHub analyzed the top 150 cities based on population, categorizing and scoring family-friendly qualities such as relative cost of housing, proximity to health care, school district quality and recreational opportunities. Source: WalletHub Highlights Overland Park, Kansas, came out on top with a total score of 77.16. Overland Park’s rank was assisted in the following categories, which all scored in the top 10: health and safety, affordability and socioeconomic environment. Chicago suburb Aurora, Illinois, ranked no. 6 with a score of 67.97. Aurora was rated ...