Where is the best city for families to live?

A new study ranks the best places for families to put down roots

Where is the best city for families to live?
Blue Springs, a suburb in Kansas City, Mo., was named the best place for families to live in for the second year in a row in a study by HomeUnion, an online real estate investment management firm.

"For the past two years, we have been tracking metros with the lowest housing affordability and best school districts," said Steve Hovland, director of research for HomeUnion. "As home prices continue to increase in many coastal markets, particularly in the western US, we are seeing the best opportunities for first-time home buyers with families in the center of the country. These areas are also good places for single-family rental buyers to invest in housing.”

Here are HomeUnion’s top 10 best places for families to live:
 
Metro
State
Submarket
Zip Code
Schools
Price
Kansas City
MO
Blue Springs, Mo.
64014
88.5
$159,700
Oklahoma City
OK
Tuttle, Okla.
73170
89.6
$165,000
St. Louis
MO
Fenton, Mo.
63026
81.1
$167,000
Palm Beach, Fla.
FL
Boca Raton, Fla.
33496
87.9
$167,500
Chicago
IL
Aurora, Ill.
60503
81.9
$168,000
Indianapolis
IN
Brownsburg, Ind.
46112
86.3
$184,100
Pittsburgh, PA
PA
Cranberry Township, Pa.
16066
83.9
$274,000
Cleveland
OH
Broadview Heights, Ohio
44147
87.1
$200,000
Philadelphia
PA
Horsham, Pa.
19044
84.2
$217,500
Atlanta
GA
Buford, Ga.
30519
86.5
$220,000


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