Raising a family is hard work. Not only do you have to juggle multiple people's needs, wants, worries, and anxieties, but you also have to ensure that you live in a community that will help you manage those tasks.

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Home may be where the heart is, but there are some cities that are more suited for family life.

Arizona Cities to Consider

Wallethub has recently released its rankings on the best cities in the United States to raise a family, and Arizona had plenty of options. Tucson (#149), Glendale (#136), Mesa (#106) and Tempe (#100) are all excellent places to raise your family. They're all safe, fun metropolitan areas that offer good education, and plenty of things to do to keep you and your family occupied.

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Ranking in a bit higher are Chandler (#17) and Scottsdale (#13), which both have an incredibly high socio-economic rank, as well as excellent activities, good schools, and a safe environment, pushing them higher on the list.

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The Best City to Start a Family In

While all the cities previously mentioned are great places to raise a family, one stands above the rest. Coming in as the sixth best city in the United States to raise a family in...

Drum roll please...

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Gilbert, AZ!

Gilbert's two highest qualities that pushed it to this level are it's affordability and socio-economic status. Gilbert is the 12th most affordable city to raise a family in in America, and has the fifth highest socio-economic rank. Gilbert is also the 20th safest city, and has the 43rd best education system in the U.S. Not too shabby.

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While any city can become a home with the right people in it, if you need the best bang for your buck, you've gotta go Gilbert.


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