Top Locations to Raise a Family

Today's young, working parents are often considering leaving urban environments and venturing out into nature with their family. If small town living is for you, here are some of the top choices with consideration to public school levels, safety, housing costs, commute to the nearest city, poverty, households with children, diversity, medium income, unemployment and more. Here are some of the top picks:

Bella Vista, Arkansas: Though recently planned as a retirement community, it has recently began to fill with families.

A major attraction is the town's seven lakes. Remember, Arkansas is the natural state so you are sure to find many such activities.

Signal Mountain, Tenn: With a population under 10,000, Signal Mountain offers residents the chance to enjoy hiking the Cumberland Trail on Signal Mountain and swimming in Rainbow Lake. The nearest city is Chattanooga, Tenn.

Cranberry Township, Pa: Not just a suburb of Pittsburgh, this town offers work in tech companies like Verizon and Alcoa. It boasts a public golf course and water park with a popular of 27,000.

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