Raising a Family? Consider This New England State Ranked #1 in the Nation
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There's one state in this nation which stands out above the rest when it comes to the best places to raise a familiy. Would you believe that state is in New England? Of course you would.
New England has some of the best qualifications for living a full life with country pastures and big cities, ski mountains, beaches, hiking trails and highways, excellent schools, museums, and music.
Wallet Hub recently did a survey to find out the best state to raise a family in America. The criteria was healthcare, schools, entertainment, unemployment rate, and affordability.
The survey shows all of the six New England states made it inside the top 16 best states to raise a family, which speaks well to the quality of life we enjoy in the Northeast.
#16 was Maine, with Rhode Island at #11, and Connecticut at #10. We know New Hampshire ranks # 6, with Vermont right ahead at the 5th best state to raise a family in the United States.
That leaves one state in New England unaccounted for.
We complain about "taxachusetts", and "massholes", but in reality, Massachusetts is one of the best states to raise a family. It has plenty of green space, beaches, sports, culture, entertainment, technology, great schools, and good healthcare, with additional benefits most state have not adopted such as fair unemployment benefits and paid family leave.
Massachusetts is not necessarily "affordable", however, when you add up all the other positives about the Bay State, it's no wonder why this state ranks #1 above all other states in the nation as a phenomenal place to raise a family right now.
The ocean, mountains, the Cape, the city, and the country are all driving distance away. Congratulations to #1 Massachusetts, the state which has it all according to Wallet Hub.