NEW YORK, NY (June 25, 2013) – Family Circle, the leading lifestyle brand that celebrates the health and well-being of family, today announces the results of its exclusive survey to identify America’s 10 Best Towns for Families. The brand’s seventh annual list reveals the country’s top towns that provide affordable housing options, green public spaces, strong school systems and neighbors to count on. The 10 Best Towns for Families is featured in the August 2013 issue on newsstands July 2 and online at www.FamilyCircle.com/besttowns.
Family Circle reveals the 10 Best Towns for Families (in alphabetical order):
Allen, TexasBoulder City, NevadaMadison, AlabamaMarion, IowaMorton, IllinoisRio Rancho, New MexicoSuwanee, GeorgiaTroy, MichiganUpper Arlington, OhioWest Hartford, Connecticut
MethodologyWith the help of Onboard Informatics, a New York City research firm that provides real estate, demographic and other data, Family Circle initially assembled a list of 3,335 cities and towns with populations between 10,000 and 150,000. From that, nearly 1,000 localities having a high concentration of households with median incomes between $55,000 and $100,000 were selected. Family Circle then assessed which places best met its family-friendly criteria—including affordable homes, quality schools, access to health care, green space, low crime rate and financial stability—and ranked them from top to bottom. Family Circle selected the 10 winners from among the highest-rated towns.