Norfolk, Va. (PRWEB) September 26, 2012
Raising a family is an incredible undertaking, and finding the perfect city for your family is an important decision for many parents. Locating the right combination of a perfect school, family-friendly activities and a home for the entire family can be quite a feat. Searching for the right home for your family begins with picking a city and reviewing the surrounding neighborhoods and their offerings. Homes.com, a leading real estate listing site, researched some of America’s favorite locales to uncover the top 10 family-friendly cities.
The Homes.com “Top 10” series is designed to guide consumers through every phase of life, from choosing the perfect place for summer vacation, to discovering the best cultural cities. The latest list of best places to raise children highlights cities across the country that are family-friendly and offer great educational, cultural and work opportunities.
“At Homes.com, we know finding the perfect city to raise your children is important to you,” said Wendy Froehlich, vice president of marketing for Homes.com. “So we put together this ‘Top 10’ list is comprised of well-known cities such as Boston, Mass. and Raleigh, N.C., as well as lesser known locales like Pocatello, Idaho. Each city has a unique charm with the ideal mix of work and play for every American family.”
1. Blacksburg, Va.
In 2011, Business Week named Blacksburg the “Best Place in the U.S. to Raise Kids.” Home to Virginia Tech, Moog Inc. and the National Weather Service, Blacksburg has a great educational base as well as plenty of economic opportunities. The city is known for its affordable living costs, low crime rates and exceptional schools. Blacksburg is brimming with family-friendly amenities and features a community center with an indoor pool and a nine-hole municipal golf course.