Madison ranked best city to raise family in country

Published: Nov. 12, 2019 at 3:43 PM CST
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A new study found that Madison is the #1 city to raise a family in the country.

According to the study from

, Madison won the top spot for its proximity to parks, low poverty, unemployment, high education and access to health care.

Madison beat Minneapolis at #2, Washington D.C. (#3), Boston (#4), Pittsburgh (#5), St. Louis (#6), Omaha, NE (#7), San Francisco (#8), Portland, OR (#9) and Honolulu (#10).

Milwaukee also placed high on the list, ranking at #11.

Some interesting points, according to the SafeHome survey:

The 10 worst cities for families are Tucson, Bakersfield, Miami, Memphis, Riverside, Fresno, Laredo, Corpus Christi, Stockton and New Orleans.

Four of the top 10 cities are in the Midwest; while California has 4 cities in the bottom 10.

Only one Southern city is among the 10 best.