OAK PARK, California, March 1, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — Inhabitantsthe authority on U.S. City Data and personalized advice on where to move, today unveils the 2022 report, Top 100: The Best Towns to Raise a Family in the West.
The report analyzes key factors, including quality of education, community (percentage of married households with school-aged children), climatic comfort (days between 50 and 90 degrees Fahrenheit), infrastructure (number of parks, outdoors, internet speeds), safety (natural disaster risk, crime) and financial (childcare costs, real estate prices and cost of living). The report includes more than 15,000 Western cities across Alaska, Arizona, California, Hawaii, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, New Mexico, Oregon, Utah, Washingtonand Wyoming were included in the analysis.
California wins significantly among Western states, earning forty-two mentions, including nine of the top twenty. If the capital of the Golden State is not on the list, several Sacramento municipalities in the region get high ratings. The best California cities to start a family:
- Folsom, California (#5)
- Clovis, California (#7)
- Irvine-Lake ForestCalifornia (#9)
- Granite Bay, California (#12)
- El Dorado Hills, California (#13)
This reflects a trend seen globally in the migration of American workers out of major cities. According to a report published by Upwork, the world’s largest job market, America’s shift to remote working will lead to a significant increase in migration out of major cities, with nearly 55% of people looking to relocate planning to move to more two hours from their current location. As more and more parents and families are discovering, being free means being able to relocate to seek out what’s best for their family, including finding the kind of family-friendly areas with exceptional amenities abundant in California small towns.