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2022 Best Cities to Raise a Family in America

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  1. #3 Best Cities to Raise a Family in America.

    Arlington

    City in Virginia,

    247 Niche users give it an average review of 4.5 stars.

    Featured Review: Current Resident says Arlington is great for college students! Lots of restaurants and places to shop. It is so close to Washington D.C. that it is easy to find internships, jobs, and other opportunities. You can take the....

    Read 247 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Population: 233,464,

  2. #6 Best Cities to Raise a Family in America.

    Ann Arbor

    City in Michigan,

    536 Niche users give it an average review of 4.3 stars.

    Featured Review: Current Resident says Some refer to living in Ann Arbor as "living in a bubble," do with that what you will. The University is a huge part of living here, affects everything: high taxes, game day takes over the whole....

    Read 536 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Population: 120,735,

  3. #9 Best Cities to Raise a Family in America.

    Irvine

    City in California,

    537 Niche users give it an average review of 4.4 stars.

    Featured Review: Nearby Resident says I love Irvine! I went to UCI for my bachelors degree and it was a beautiful area. There are many activities to do beyond campus life. My friends and I would ride our bikes in the park and then get....

    Read 537 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Population: 273,157,

  4. #10 Best Cities to Raise a Family in America.

    Plano

    City in Texas,

    889 Niche users give it an average review of 4.1 stars.

    Featured Review: Niche User says I'm a student (also resident) of Plano. The schools in terms of education, while they DO offer subjects that most other schools nearby don't offer. They severely lack the means of putting funding....

    Read 889 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Population: 287,064,

  5. #12 Best Cities to Raise a Family in America.

    Richardson

    City in Texas,

    315 Niche users give it an average review of 4.1 stars.

    Featured Review: Current Resident says The people who live here pay their taxes well, as there never goes a day where a pothole exists for more than a few hours. The drivers are also pretty great, use signals and drive safe, unlike other...They also decorate well for Christmas; I loved seeing how the town decorated LOTS of trees with lights. Richardson is small enough to be cozy but big enough to have diversity, options.A lot of UTD students frequent this area; it has good revenue and money flow so there are always new restaurants or shops opening along with Campbell and Coit. On top of that, there isn't a service...The house prices are practical; not TOO expensive in comparison to DFW area.Overall, I very much like Richardson, it grew on me- For someone who's lived in cities all her life- Sacramento, Austin, Honolulu- It's safe to say I actually love Richardson..

    Read 315 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Population: 116,432,

  6. #25 Best Cities to Raise a Family in America.

    Rochester

    City in Minnesota,

    268 Niche users give it an average review of 3.9 stars.

    Featured Review: Current Resident says Overall, I enjoy living in Rochester. It's a decent place to raise our family. I laugh when people complain about the roads or traffic. There is no traffic, and the roads are well-maintained...Housing is still fairly affordable compared to the rest of the country, but higher than places like Iowa, Kansas, etc. Rochester has a lot of family-friendly activities, but is geared towards family...I enjoy outside activities: fishing, hiking, skiing, hunting, etc. There's a fair amount of that, but you have to travel 25+ miles for anything good. Growing up in Montana, I have high standards for...Overall, a nice place. I long for the mountains and scenery though!.

    Read 268 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A,

    Population: 115,557,