#26 Best Suburbs to Raise a Family in America
- Suburb of Milwaukee, WI
- 24 reviews
Current Resident: The best public and private schools in the state attract families committed to a family-centric lifestyle. Children safely walk to school on tree lined streets. Houses include mansions and modest ranches, all lovingly landscaped. You find 2 parks on Lake Michigan, easy access to bike paths, tennis courts, a new baseball park, unique stores and cafes, and much more. All of these amenities result in high property taxes which everyone proudly complains about!
- 14,099 Population
#27 Best Suburbs to Raise a Family in America
- Suburb of Philadelphia, PA
- 17 reviews
Nearby Resident: Friendly people, walkable neighborhoods, and lots of opportunities for civic engagement. Of course, there’s also the popular suburban square shopping center and lots of restaurants to choose from. Looking forward to overdue renovations of the train station.
- 13,193 Population
#29 Best Suburbs to Raise a Family in America
- Suburb of St. Louis, MO
- 79 reviews
Current Resident: Wildwood is a very nice town in St. Louis, Missouri. It's essential for new families wanting to settle down due to its forgiving community and the amazing school districts offered. Highly recommended!
- 35,524 Population
#31 Best Suburbs to Raise a Family in America
- Suburb of Chicago, IL
- 29 reviews
Current Resident: This town captures it all! They have excellent public and private schools for families. There is a very small and quaint downtown area that has several restaurants and wine bars. A good old fashioned market with a butcher/deli, fruit store, oberweiss, Starbucks and many small businesses owned by our very own residents! The town resembles a modern day "Maybury" and yes almost everyone knows each other! I've Iived here for the past 12 years, since my son turned 5 and could start going to school and have loved every minute of it!
- 13,187 Population
#32 Best Suburbs to Raise a Family in America
- Town in Ohio
- 9 reviews
Current Resident: Great schools, great neighborhoods. A lovely, walkable community, with many beautiful, historic homes; large meadows with a creek winding through; village police force and services (trash & recycling).
- 4,469 Population
#33 Best Suburbs to Raise a Family in America
- Suburb of St. Louis, MO
- 6 reviews
Current Resident: great place to live! Family friendly! Wonderful schools, police and fire departments! Been here 30 years. Beautiful tree city with amazing mature
trees. Families are proud of their homes and take good care of them. Close to Hwy 44 so commutes are easy. Great restaurants in near by Kirkwood. Farmers market there as well. Many small businesses close by as well!
- 5,919 Population
Mount Lebanon Township
#34 Best Suburbs to Raise a Family in America
- Suburb of Pittsburgh, PA
- 78 reviews
Current Resident: This is a wonderful community to live in! The streets are walk-able and everyone is so friendly. I have never felt unsafe or out of place. The town is very liberal and accepting, but there is not that much diversity. Public transportation is wonderful considering the small size of the city. Getting to downtown Pittsburgh is very very easy as there are buses frequently as well as the trolley.
- 32,760 Population
#35 Best Suburbs to Raise a Family in America
- Suburb of Dayton, OH
- 10 reviews
Current Resident: I grew up in the Miami Valley area & moved to Oakwood almost 5 years ago. 2 of my children had already graduated from a different school district, When we moved. Huge difference academically as our youngest is leaps & bounds ahead. Although sports are good, the schools strive for well rounded academic students & embrace the performing arts too. People are out everyday & evening walking, jogging, riding bikes. The majority of homes are well cared for & people utilize their front porches. The best, Dorothy Lane Market has their original store here, surrounded by boutique shops. An excellent restaurant, The Oakwood Club, along with a few other restaurants. As Dayton’s first suburb, Oakwood is in close proximity to downtown Dayton & conveniently located near the other suburbs & Wright Patterson AFB. Often, Oakwood gets a bad wrap & is accused of being snobbish. This accusation is completely false. I’ve never met a nicer group of folks in a community! Oakwood is our home!!
- 9,035 Population
#36 Best Suburbs to Raise a Family in America
- Suburb of Cleveland, OH
- 90 reviews
Current Resident: Lots to do and there is something for everyone! Lots of clubs for involvement for adults and teens. Recreational center has an abundance of sports, programs, camps, etc.
Quality education in all the schools- as evident by Niche and countless ratings, Solon education is one of the highest in not only Ohio, but in the United States.
- 23,068 Population
#38 Best Suburbs to Raise a Family in America
- Suburb of Elgin, IL
- 8 reviews
Niche User: I feel very safe. There have been a few burglaries in last year, but that's pretty much it. Police drive around the neighborhoods very often. I don't have any immediate concerns.
- 1,184 Population
#41 Best Suburbs to Raise a Family in America
- Suburb of Cambridge, MA
- 69 reviews
Current Resident: I love the minutemen trail! Safe access to a relaxing nature walk! Refreshing, calming...
The town is cute, clean and drivers strictly respect pedestrian crossings making walking around the town feel safe. Great, strong competitive schools. The town's library is a gem full of resources. It is a safe, positive haven, for the elders as well as for our youth! The grounds are very well kept in most areas. My major issue is the rental quality. Outside the landscaping is maintained, but inside, expensive rental apartments are not well kept or updated. However, we overlook this because of all the pros living here. Hmmm and then that's why they keep increasing the rents. :(
- 33,339 Population
#43 Best Suburbs to Raise a Family in America
- Suburb of New York City, NY
- 58 reviews
Current Resident: Syosset is an excellent town to grow up in. The schools are excellent and well ranked. Overall the town has a great influx of people who come for its admired factors. The town has a wide range of restaurants to eat at, however after a while they can grow tiresome. Activities to do in town are extremely limited, for example going to the movies requires at least a fifteen minute drive. However, there are opportunities for young kids with many fun and exciting places, such as bounce trampoline sports and bowling alleys.
- 19,669 Population
#44 Best Suburbs to Raise a Family in America
- Suburb of Columbus, OH
- 119 reviews
Nearby Resident: Probably overall the best suburb of Columbus, Ohio. Although not perfect, nothing in life ever is. There is an acceptable amount of diversity, although the Asian/Indian population seems to be dominating the other races at times. Plenty to do; lots of shops, restaurants, parks, you name it. The schools are excellent, with Jerome being the most competitive both academic and athletic wise, Coffman being a good medium with the only downside being the drug use and exclusivity, and Scioto being the “worst” with just average academics but a stronger sense of community and the most diversity. Wonderful place to move to and raise a family, or even for young professionals to start their career. Overall this suburb is superior to the rest.
- 44,442 Population
#45 Best Suburbs to Raise a Family in America
- Town in Maryland
- 89 reviews
Current Resident: I had a great experience growing up in Bethesda. Public schools are great, excellent neighborhoods for kids to feel safe in. proximity to DC provides a lot of opportunities both recreationally and educationally. Diversity is less than I would like, but still an ideal place to raise children. Public schools are top ones in the country and provide superb experiences in academics and extracurriculars. The downtown has good restaurant options and an excellent movie theater. Also has a great public library and fun farmers market on Sundays! Overall, a great place to grow up.
- 63,168 Population
#47 Best Suburbs to Raise a Family in America
- Suburb in New Jersey
- 6 reviews
Works Here: I grew up in--and attended public schools in--South Brunswick; and for the past 26 years I have also worked there. I have nothing but good things to say about the township, in general, and Monmouth Junction, in particular. The school system is nationally renowned, and the extra-curricular activities associated with it, stellar. It's increasingly expensive to live there; however, there are few better places to live in New Jersey--or anywhere else. I heartily recommend Monmouth Junction to anyone who can afford to live there.
- 3,534 Population
Bloomfield Charter Township
#48 Best Suburbs to Raise a Family in America
- Suburb of Detroit, MI
- 70 reviews
Current Resident: I've lived in Bloomfield Township and direct surrounding areas ever since I moved to the Detroit Metro area in 2002. I have no plans of moving anywhere else in the area. This is a great area if not the best. Great for commuting access. You will need a car, public transportation seems to have bypassed most of the area. Higher End stores, malls, restaurants, and people. Higher educated primarily with mostly professionals and retired professionals. The people are diverse yet not really economically diverse. Very safe, quiet, great for schools for children. Clean, surrounded by lakes, and golf courses.
- 41,969 Population
#49 Best Suburbs to Raise a Family in America
- Suburb of New York City, NY
- 3 reviews
Current Resident: Love Greenville (actually called Edgemont). Very diverse and offer a range of classes, including AP's and Latin. However, niche got the fact that Greenville (Edgemont) has only three schools; Seely and Greenville Elementary which goes K-6th. Also there is an Edgemont JR?SR Highschool which goes 7-12. Although, the houses and taxes are high it is worth it to be in a such an amazing district like this
- 7,087 Population
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