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Top 25 cities for parents to raise their family in

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Anywhere you go throughout the United States, the house market is still in a state of flux after this last economic drain on people’s checkbooks. The general consensus is that people are still too skittish to invest in a home until they feel more secure with their earning potential.

That means that since our economy is still in recovery, people are delaying buying a home and more families are continuing to rent across America. Rent.com understands this hesitation and wants to provide parents with the Top 25 Cities for Renters Raising Families list that they have compiled. They created the list with the help of On board Informatics.

If you are a fan of the East Coast, you will be happy to see that New Jersey rocked the list with eight cities making the Top 25! Livingston, New Jersey took the coveted number one spot! The entire list looks like this:

1. Livingston, NJ

2. Ladera Ranch, CA

3. Tenafly, NJ

4. Millburn, NJ

5. Yorba Linda, CA

6. Darien, CT

7. El Dorado Hills, CA

8. Evans, GA

9. Ridgewood, NJ

10. Mount Juliet, TN

11. Westfield, NJ

12. Wilton, CT

13. Rancho Palos Verdes, CA

14. Los Altos, CA

15. New Providence, NJ

16. Peachtree City, GA

17. Highlands Ranch, CO

18. New Canaan, CT

19. Bedford, NH

20. Smithtown, NY

21. River Edge, NJ

22. Scotch Plains, NJ

23. Olive Branch, MS

24. Ridgefield, CT

25. Wellesley, MA

The cities on the list are unexpected to say the least. Most people have not even heard of them! New Jersey must be thrilled to say the least, however!

Part of the reason that these towns made the list is that there is a good percentage of children calling them home. Darien, Connecticut (#6 on the list) shows that 37% of its population is under the age of 18. The interesting thing, though, is that according to the most recent census data, there are not even a lot of renters in the areas.

According to Rent.com, the list was compiled regarding a high concentration of family households (greater than 70%), of populations greater than 10,000 and a median household income of $50,000 or more. Also considered among the family-friendly criteria were the affordable rental rates, low crime rates and high school scores.

So, if you are looking to move, here are the best suggestions that there are to date. Check out these cities if you are raising children and looking to relocate. These are the best towns there are!

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