19 Best Places to Raise Children in America

You’ll never be the same again once you head home from the hospital with your new baby in the backseat. Thanks to the power of technology, you can do plenty of preparation in advance of the arrival of your first child, doing everything from buying baby gear to reading books, websites, blogs, and more. However, no matter how prepared you think you might be, the emotions you have on that first day are sure to bring you to your knees.

One of the first things you realize is that you’re going to want to give your child the best life possible. Now that you’re working for more than just yourself and your spouse, you’ll likely feel a stronger calling toward making sure you have enough money, have enough food, and have a good place to sleep each night. That last point is what this article is all about.

This list covers 19 of the best places to raise children. Obviously it’s subjective, as something that’s important to one parent might not be important to another. However, the places on this list have plenty going for them, and they’re all worth consideration if you’re thinking of moving before you settle into your new life as mom or dad.

1. Irvine, California

What are you looking for in a place to raise your kids? Is it low crime? High-income neighbors and job opportunities? Great weather?

No matter what it is, you’re likely to find it in Irvine. This beautiful city in Orange County, California is known for low crime rates, proximity to great jobs, and of course, that legendary Southern California weather. For an all-around wonderful lifestyle that can be enjoyed by parents and kids alike, Irvine is hard to beat.

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2. Greenwich, Connecticut

This is another spot with low crime rates and a high income population. Of course, nobody is going to confuse the weather in Connecticut for what you will find in Southern California, but year-round sunshine is not for everybody. If you love seasonal weather and the history that can be found throughout the Northwest, be sure to put Greenwich on your list.

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3. St. George, Utah

If a lifestyle that is closer to rural than it is urban, St. George, Utah is a location worthy of your attention. Although it’s only a short drive from Las Vegas, Nevada, St. George may as well be a world away. There is a great combination of low crime and quality schools in the St. George area, and the weather in Southern Utah is often sunny. This is a particularly attractive location for families who love to spend time outside, as National Parks and other attractions are nearby.

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