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Best and Worst cities for families

 
Posted on September 23, 2016 by By Carol Hartzog Communications
By Kelsey Ramírez
HousingWire
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Families seeking to buy a home are struggling with the rising home prices in today’s housing market.
 
Across 40 large cities in the U.S., about 55% were considered affordable and were large enough to house working-class families with their two to four bedrooms, according to a new study by Redfin, an online real estate brokerage.
 
However, this does not mean that all of those cities are great markets for a family.
 
In order to determine the most family-friendly places in America, WalletHub’s analysts compared the 150 most populated cities across 36 key metrics. The data set ranges from crime rates to school system rankings to housing costs.
 
Here are the best cities in the each of the study’s topics:
 
Playgrounds per 100,000 residents: Madison, Wisconsin with 72.96
Violent-crime rate: Irvine, California with 0.49
Median family annual income (adjusted for cost of living): Scottsdale, Arizona with $101,811
Divorce Rate: Fremont, California with 12.2%
Percentage of families receiving food stamps: Irvine, California with 2.99%
Percentage of families living below poverty line: Overland Park, Kansas with 3.9%
 
When combining all of these factors, here are the top five housing markets for ... Read the blog at the HousingWire website
 
 
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