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The experts at Opendoor are helping parents and guardians find their perfect homes with this list of top cities and towns for families

The experts at Opendoor are helping parents and guardians find their perfect homes with this list of top cities and towns for families based on family-friendly features, including parks, picnic sites, swimming pools and proximity to schools.

 

The top 15 family-friendly cities and towns:

  1. Cambridge, Massachusetts
  2. Cliffside Park, New Jersey
  3. Arlington, Virginia
  4. Chandler, Arizona
  5. Tracy, California
  6. North Richland Hills, Texas
  7. Denver, Colorado
  8. Portland, Oregon
  9. Boulder, Colorado
  10. Anaheim, California
  11. Coral Gables, Florida
  12. Kent, Ohio
  13. Ann Arbor, Michigan
  14. Mission, Kansas
  15. Avondale Estates, Georgia

 

Other key criteria for family-friendly places to live include:

 

Academic Excellence

According to a real estate trends report, among the most common reasons homeowners cite for selling their homes is to seek a better school district.

 

The Great Outdoors

Research from the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services shows children who play outdoors have lower stress levels, develop stronger immune systems and play more creatively. If you're looking to maximize outdoor experiences, you can feel right at home in Denver, Colorado; Portland, Oregon; or Ann Arbor, Michigan. Each of these areas offers wide open spaces where children can learn and explore.

 

Small-Town Feel

If you're seeking a small-town feel with big city amenities nearby, look no further than Arlington, Virginia or Avondale Estates, Georgia. Both locations offer areas for outdoor play, neighborhoods with strong community feel and a wide selection of restaurants and coffee shops the entire family can enjoy.

 

Whether you are buying or selling your home, visit opendoor.com for a streamlined experience.

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