The 100 Best Places to Raise a Family

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Find out where Jacksonville ranks among the best and worst places to raise a family.



The 100 Best Places to Raise a Family

1. Honolulu, Hawaii

2. Virginia Beach, Virginia

3. Billings, Montana

4. Columbus, Georgia

5. San Diego, California

6. Des Moines, Iowa

7. Minneapolis, Minnesota

8. Madison, Wisconsin

9. Colorado Springs, Colorado

10. Santa Rosa, California

11. Wichita, Kansas

12. Los Angeles, California

13. Corona, California

14. Austin, Texas

15. Stamford, Connecticut

16. Omaha, Nebraska

17. Naperville, Illinois

18. Fort Wayne, Indiana

19. Springfield, Illinois

20. Boise, Idaho

21. Manchester, New Hampshire

22. South Bay Area, California

23. New York, New York

24. Fontana, California

25. Louisville, Kentucky

26. Plano, Texas

27. Oceanside, California

28. Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

29. Sacramento, California

30. Ann Arbor, Michigan

31. Reno, Nevada

32. Las Vegas, Nevada

33. Lincoln, Nebraska

34. San Bernardino, California

35. Grand Rapids, Michigan

36. Raleigh-Durham, North Carolina

37. Kansas City, Kansas

38. Fremont, California

39. Buffalo, New York

40. Berkeley, California

41. Cambridge, Massachusetts

42. Kansas City, Missouri

43. Waterbury, Connecticut

44. Syracuse, New York

45. Phoenix, Arizona

46. Albuquerque, New Mexico

47. Akron, Ohio

48. Boston, Massachusetts

49. Escondido, California

50. Fairfield, California

51. Antioch, California

52. Elgin, Illinois

53. Rochester, New York

54. Seattle, Washington

55. Tucson, Arizona

56. Santa Clarita, California

57. Denver, Colorado

58. Indianapolis, Indiana

59. Glendale, Arizona

60. Chicago, Illinois

61. Atlanta, Georgia

62. San Antonio, Texas

63. Mobile, Alabama

64. Concord, California

65. Denton, Texas

66. Coral Springs, Florida

67. San Francisco, California

68. Cedar Rapids, Iowa

69. El Paso, Texas

70. San Buenaventura, California

71. Worcester, Massachusetts

72. Baltimore, Maryland

73. Richmond, California

74. Lowell, Massachusetts

75. Portland, Oregon

76. Jacksonville, Florida

77. Fort Collins, Colorado

78. Orlando, Florida

79. Modesto, California

80. Montgomery, Alabama

81. Tampa, Florida

82. Salinas, California

83. Newport News, Virginia

84. Oakland, California

85. Augusta, Georgia

86. Fort Worth, Texas

87. Washington, D.C.

88. Tulsa, Oklahoma

89. Bellevue, Washington

90. Cincinnati, Ohio

91. McKinney, Texas

92. St. Louis, Missouri

93. Hayward, California

94. Midland, Texas

95. Sterling Heights, Michigan

96. Greensboro, North Carolina

97. Arlington, Texas

98. Alexandria, Virginia

99. Winston-Salem, North Carolina

100. Lexington, Kentucky

The 10 Worst Places to Raise a Family (from best to worst)


10. Springfield, Missouri

9. Dayton, Ohio

8. Corpus Christi, Texas

7. Flint, Michigan

6. Columbia, South Carolina

5. Waco, Texas

4. Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

3. Fayetteville, North Carolina

2. Beaumont, Texas

1. Clarksville, Tennessee

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