The Best Towns for Young Families

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One of the most important decisions a young couple can make is where to settle down. For them, homeownership means more even than the cost of the home overall. It means investing in the community and all it has to offer, both for working-age adults and school-going kids. And it also means contributing to a growing and thriving community. With that in mind, we sought cities and towns with the highest level of achievement in those categories to identify the best towns in America for young families.

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Northeast

Connecticut
Maine
Massachusetts
New Hampshire
New Jersey
New York
Pennsylvania
Rhode Island
Vermont

Midwest

Illinois
Indiana
Iowa
Kansas
Michigan
Minnesota
Nebraska
North Dakota
Ohio
South Dakota
Wisconsin

South

Alabama
Arkansas
Delaware
Florida
Georgia
Kentucky
Louisiana
Maryland
Mississippi
North Carolina
Oklahoma
South Carolina
Tennessee
Texas
Virginia
West Virginia

West

Alaska
Arizona
California
Colorado
Hawaii
Idaho
Montana
Nevada
New Mexico
Oregon
Utah
Washington
Wyoming