The Best Places to Raise a Family
The editors of Best Life recently came out with the top 100 places to raise a family. Their findings were based on schools, museums, parks, & pediatricians available as well as crime rates, long commutes, divorce rates, and expensive housing.
Here are the top 10:
- Honolulu, Hawaii
- Virginia Beach, Virginia
- Billings, Montana
- Columbus, Georgia
- San Diego, California
- Des Moines, Iowa
- Minneapolis, Minnesota
- Madison, Wisconsin
- Colorado Springs, Colorado
- Santa Rosa, California
As most of you know, I love Hawaii. I was born and raised here and can’t imagine raising my daughters anywhere else. Yes, the cost of living is higher than a lot of other states but the quality of life is amazing. There are so many outdoor activities available to families year-round and there’s always something fun going on during the weekends that don’t cost much. You just have to know where to look. And if all else fails, you can always visit one of the 125 beaches available on just Oahu alone.
So, do I think Hawaii is the best place to raise a family? You bet.
What’s one thing great about raising a family in your area?
|About the author:
Owner and founder of An Island Life. Sharing my life as a mother to 3 wonderful daughters, working as a flight attendant, and living a blessed life in Hawaii.