Best Cities to Raise a Family in Georgia2 min read

by Idya Realty March 24, 2017
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Best Cities to Raise a Family in Georgia

House hunting for your family? You should consider moving to one of the best cities to raise a family in Georgia. There is enough to consider as it is when moving; school rankings, crime rates, accessibility, and that’s hardly chipping at the list, right?

“Job opportunities, personal-income growth and rising home values aren’t the only priorities of parents seeking to relocate their clans, but those three probably rank high on the list. As the 10th largest state in the U.S. by GDP, Georgia checks all of those boxes and more, making it an ideal place to raise children — and the family’s bottom line.”

There were 4 factors considered for the best cities to raise a family in Georgia:

  1. Family Life & Fun – 25 Points
    • Number of Playgrounds per Capita: Full Weight (~4.17 Points)
    • Number of Attractions: Full Weight (~4.17 Points)
      Note: “Attractions” includes, for instance, museums, theaters and zoos.
    • Percentage of Families with Children Aged 0 to 17: Double Weight (~8.33 Points)
    • WalletHub “Weather” Ranking: Full Weight (~4.17 Points)
    • Average Commute Time: Full Weight (~4.17 Points)
  2. Education, Health & Safety – 25 Points
    • Quality of School System: Full Weight (~2.94 Points)
    • High School Graduation Rate: Half Weight (~1.47 Points)
    • Air Quality: Full Weight (~2.94 Points)
    • Number of Pediatricians per Capita: Full Weight (~2.94 Points)
    • Percentage of Children Aged 0 to 17 Lacking Health¬-Insurance Coverage: Full Weight (~2.94 Points)
    • Violent-Crime Rate per Capita: Double Weight (~5.88 Points)
    • Property-Crime Rate per Capita: Double Weight (~5.88 Points)
  3. Affordability – 25 Points
    • Housing Affordability: Full Weight (~12.50 Points)
      Note: This metric was calculated by dividing the median annual family income by housing costs, which account for both rental and sale prices.
    • General Affordability: Full Weight (~12.50 Points)
      Note: This metric was calculated by dividing the median family income by the cost-of-living index.
  4. Socioeconomics – 25 Points
    • Separation & Divorce Rate: Full Weight (~3.57 Points)
    • Percentage of Two-Parent Families: Full Weight (~3.57 Points)
    • Percentage of Families Living Below Poverty Level: Full Weight (~3.57 Points)
    • Percentage of Families Receiving Food Stamps: Full Weight (~3.57 Points)
    • Unemployment Rate: Full Weight (~3.57 Points)
    • Wealth Gap: Full Weight (~3.57 Points)
    • Foreclosure Rate: Full Weight (~3.57 Points)

Which Georgia cities ranked highest? Every family has different needs so there’s no ‘one answer’ but overall John’s Creek, GA stole the number one spot!

  1. John’s Creek, GA
  2. Milton, GA
  3. Alpharetta, GA
  4. Cussetta, GA
  5. Suwanee, GA

 

 

Source: WalletHub

 

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by Idya Realty March 24, 2017