California Cities Fare Poorly on List of ‘Best’ Places to Raise a Family, Study Says

Moving and raising a family can seem like an overwhelming task. With so many cities to choose from, it can be hard to decide which one offers the right combination of safety, healthcare, and overall quality of life.

via: KTLA

California isn’t the ideal place to settle down and raise a family, according to a new study.

Scholaroo, a scholarship finder website, released a report ranking the top 151 cities in the U.S. to raise a family based on 33 metrics grouped into seven categories: Safety, Healthcare, Finances, Education, Leisure, Quality of Life, and Home Atmosphere.

Each metric was graded on a 100-point scale, and its overall score determined its ranking on the list.

The highest-ranked California city was Huntington Beach, ranked in the 38th spot. The city earned an overall score of 56 out of 100.

An overall score of 100 would represent the “best” place to raise a family.

California cities ranked:

52nd: Anaheim
88th: San Diego
91st: Sacramento
94th: Long Beach
111th: Riverside
112th: Fremont
114th: Fresno
115th: San Jose
122nd: Oakland
127th: San Francisco
134th: Bakersfield
136th: Modesto
147: Stockton
148th: Los Angeles
150th: Santa Ana

Stockton, Los Angeles, and Santa Ana all ranked in the bottom 10, according to the report.

The best city to raise a family was Yonkers, New York, followed by Warwick, Rhode Island.

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