Best And Worst Places to Raise A Family
You Gotta Love Massachusetts! Weather or not it really is a great place to live especially here in the Berkshires. There is a lot that goes into a decision to move your family to the best place for them.
And the reasons are often similar: career transitions, better schools, financial challenges or perhaps a general desire to change settings.
But wants and needs don’t always align in a particular state, which might offer, for instance, a low income-tax rate yet poor education system. Consequently, a family must make unnecessary sacrifices — the kinds that are easily avoided by knowing which states offer the best combination of qualities that matter most to parents and their kids.
A new study from wallethub ranked all 50 states from the best place to raise a family to the worst. And the best state for your family in 2018 is Massachusetts.
The rankings are based on 42 different factors, including things like the quality of schools . . . children's hospitals and pediatricians . . . childcare costs . . . crime rates . . . housing prices . . . attractions . . . and other families with young children.
They did NOT include weather, as you'll see from the results.
And the 10 worst states are: New Mexico . . . Mississippi . . . Alabama . . . West Virginia . . . Louisiana . . . Oklahoma . . . South Carolina . . . Arkansas . . . Georgia . . . and Nevada.
The top 10 states are listed below. What state do you like the best?