Posted by harms blog on September 29, 2011
MSN put together a list of the Top 10 Cities in America to raise a family. As with most lists this is perception loosely based on a few arbitrary statistics and should be taken with a grain of salt
It’s also fun to see what was chosen and why.
For this specific list they took a look at schools, homes, crime rates, jobs, and parks. Claiming to have “crunched more than 8,000 bits of data in 84 categories”. Cool. Whatever.
Here ya go:
The Top 10 cities to raise a family in US according to a lady named Sara Vigneri
1. Washington, DC
2. Austin, TX
3. Boston, MA
4. Minneapolis – St. Paul, MN
5. Des Moines, IA
6. Madison, WI
7. Honolulu, HI
8. Omaha, NE (tie)
9. Seattle, WA (tie)
10. Louisville, KY
Here’s the Seattle description from MSN
Want to raise a book lover? This hotbed of reading is the place, named one of the most literate cities in America.
Seattle gets a bad rap for its rainfall, but the steady precipitation results in lush vegetation, earning Seattle the nickname “the Emerald City” and serving up plenty of locally grown goodness. And when the sun comes out, the weather is mild and perfect for heading to the nearly 5,500 acres of parks.
Companies like Starbucks and Amazon fuel the job market, and expectant parents are in luck because the state of Washington has expanded the Family Medical Leave Act to include businesses with only eight or more workers.