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Zillow ranks the best cities for kids

Everyone's opinion counts, even if they'll be gone after high school
  • Zillow created a list of the nation's best places for children by searching listing descriptions for kid-friendly terms across the 100 largest cities in the U.S.
  • The study also searched for nearby parks and theme parks, big yards and an established community of families.
  • Texas was home to some of the study's top finishers, with four of the top 10 cities sitting in the state.

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As much as it felt like your parents didn't care about what you had to say growing up, child-friendly homes and communities are a high priority for homebuyers with young families, especially those moving to a new city. To help ease the search for buyers with kids (and the busy life that comes with them), Zillow created a list of the nation's best places for children by searching listing descriptions for kid-friendly terms across the 100 largest cities in the U.S. The study also searched for nearby parks and theme parks, big yards and an established community of families with plenty of friends to make. "Must-haves for families with kids are a lot different than those without," Zillow Chief Marketing Officer Jeremy Wacksman said in a statement. "Proximity to happening nightlife isn't nearly as important as growing up close to lots of other kids to play around with. On this list of kid-friendly communities, currently 'hot,' amenity-rich, dense cities like San Francisco and Seat...