5 Best U.S. Cities to Raise a Family


by Teddy Hunt on May 20th, 2013 | Click here for full post on

Settling down and raising a family can be a daunting task for many young couples. Where to raise your family can be an even bigger headache. However, if you look at education, affordable housing, the crime rate, jobs, entertainment, and commute time, you can have a better idea of where to plant yourself.

3. Boise, Idaho
Diversity You Wouldn't Expect
With a lively cultural scene equal to any similar and even larger sized city, Boise is a place to raise your family and give them access to arts and diversity. The city is home to a large ethnic Basque population, which gives it a unique flavor. With such a wide array of people, music, art, theater, and even film thrive.

Compared to other Pacific Northwest cities, such as Portland and Seattle, Boise has a much lower cost of living, smaller commute times, and more affordable housing. For the sporting fanatic, your family can become surrogate fans of the Boise State Broncos, a college football powerhouse that plays on the only blue turf field in the country. These are just a few of the assets of becoming a Boisean.

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Clark Krause
Executive Director
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Phone: 208-472-5230
Charity Nelson
Director of Economic Development
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Ethan Mansfield
Project & Research Manager
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Phone: 208-472-5246
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Suite 300
Boise, Idaho 83702
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