Where are the best places to raise a family? For parents we have to think about the quality of the school district as well as crime rates and whether you will be able to earn enough money to properly take care of your children.
Before you start thinking about moving out of state, you might be surprised as to how well New York State ranks for best places to raise a family.
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Wallet Hub recently had their experts research which states offer the best combination of factors when considering where to raise a family. This research included but wasn't limited to affordable living, quality schools, healthcare and entertainment. Before we reveal the best places, let's show you some of the lowest ranking states.
#46 - South Carolina
#47 - Louisiana
#48 - West Virginia
#49 - New Mexico
#50 - Mississippi
Here are the Top 10 Best States to Raise a Family
#10 - Connecticut
#9 - Iowa
#8 - Nebraska
#7 - New Jersey
#6 - New Hampshire
#5 - Vermont
#4 - North Dakota
#3 - New York - No need to move New Yorkers! The Empire State ranks #2 for family fun, #9 for health and safety, #14 for child care and #6 for affordability.
#2 - Minnesota
#1 - Massachusetts - Overall Massachusetts ranks as the best state to raise a family, especially when it comes to education, child care and affordability.
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Curious what names are trending in your home state? Keep reading to see if your name made the top five -- or to find inspiration for naming your baby.