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Sep 7, 2014 12:39PM
Cities.  Always cities.  I have no particular problem with any of the cities listed if all you consider are cities.  Face it. Cities are not for kids.
Jun 14, 2014 8:45AM
Well, I guess since Denver, or any city in Colorado is not on the list, I will need to pick up and move to Grand Rapids, or Youngstown. Well, on second thought, no, I wont. Kind of a silly list, these cities must have to pay to play.
Jun 14, 2014 8:43AM
Gee...not a dingle hard-core liberal state/city in the bunch. Closest was Michigan, and it's going conservative. (finally woke up after all these decades of Donkey Party destruction!)
Jun 14, 2014 8:25AM
They omit unemployment rate and weather as a factor in the decision ...lmao. This is why you DO NOT let liberals run anything. They are so clueless it is sick.
Jun 14, 2014 8:15AM
Nice to see Town I was born in and town I live in (different ones) both on list.....
Jun 14, 2014 7:38AM
The WORST place to live is anywhere in the U.S. With Obama as President, this country is DYING!
Jun 14, 2014 7:05AM
Jun 14, 2014 6:32AM
You would only move to Provo, Ogden or Boise if you are Mormon.  Otherwise forget it.
Jun 14, 2014 6:29AM
I live in Ohio in a nice suburb of the Cleveland/Akron area and actually only about 3 miles from LeBron James' house in Bath.  Actually, our area is rated one of the top 5 best areas in Ohio to reside.  Youngstown?  Are you serious?  Youngstown is ghetto city and has one of the worst school systems in the state. It isn't much better than Cleveland which is not better than Detroit.   If I lived anywhere near there, I would need to have chain link fence around my house and several ferocious watch dogs to protect it!  This article is a joke.  Hey - Youngstown is not a picturesque Norman Rockwell town.  Geesh MSN!  Whatever moron wrote this article, has no idea what they are talking about.
Jun 14, 2014 6:22AM

The best place to raise a family? Anywhere as long as the kids have 2 loving parents (mom/dad, dad/dad, mom/mom, I really don't care) who have the financial and social maturity to make raising children their #1 priority.   Unless they are living in a war zone, people need quit blaming their failures on their surroundings.

(Should point out many people are single parents due to death or the person they marrywere not who they seemed.  While these people do a heroic job raising families, I bet every one of them would think their children would have been better off if they had an equal partner sharing the load.)

Jun 14, 2014 6:13AM
Youngstown?  You shot your street cred MSN.
Jun 14, 2014 5:22AM
Unless you are Mormon or are planning to join the church,  you'll forever be an outsider in those Utah towns.
Jun 14, 2014 3:50AM
The writer of the article was politically executed after the article was published because it failed to portray Obamaville as the best city in which to raise a family.  Our Dear Mayor was not pleased with the article's inaccuracies, and to prove it, he permitted 10,000 more children to illegally enter Obamaville from Mexico.
Jun 14, 2014 2:39AM
What is the percentage of blacks in these cities, where crime is considered to be much lower than the national average?
Jun 1, 2014 9:32AM

Are you kidding??  Des Moines has a terrible school system. So bad most people with kids and care, live in the suburbs.  Omaha per capita probably ranks with Chicago in shootings.  I live in Lincoln but watch Omaha news just to see how many were shot last night. 

May 10, 2014 4:16PM
The best place to raise a family is nowhere near a city.
May 10, 2014 10:17AM

These guys from Forbes are nuts.  An ideal town to raise a family is one with the best public schools, very high average education in the population, low crime, mutli-cultural, no traffic jams, nearby beautiful beaches, cultural events, best autism school in the state; a place where a young boy runs across a busy street and everyone, on both sides of the roads, stops to help. No state income tax. Finally, terrific weather with no snow!  Also, poor children get a chance and do well in the nurturing environment of the schools.

I studied the Unites States and even other countries and found the best city to raise my son and moved there.  You can find this place too!


None of the places mentioned meet even half of these criteria.  They are very, very poor places not only to live, but to even visit.  You could not pay me to live in such horrible areas.

Go back to the drawing board guys.  I bet you can't find the perfect place I live!

May 10, 2014 5:31AM
Go to ANY southern New Mexico town or city, you will see the future of the United States as the corrupt, criminal element of Mexico and south and central America pour into the country. Crime is out of control violence is unreal, Read for yourself about Sunland Park and their issues. Its essentially Mexico North. Corruption runs rampant. Few speak English. They control the government there. Its bad.
May 3, 2014 8:07AM

I was in Cincinnati for a show about 8 years ago, and it was a complete cesspool.  Can't imagine it's doing much better in 2014.

I suspect that if you have the funds, anywhere in the country COULD be a good place to raise your child.  Money keeps you out of the high crime areas and even more money could put your kids in private schools.

Money money money money money money money money...you get the point.

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