WalletHub took an in-depth look at the Best & Worst Cities for Families, comparing each of the 150 largest cities in the U.S. based on 31 key metrics – ranging from crime rates and school system ranks to housing costs and even the number of parks per capita – in order to help families across the country identify the ideal location to put down roots.It’s wedding season, after all, and a lot of newlyweds will be making such crucial decisions in the months to come!


2014’s Best Cities for Families

1 Plano, Texas

2 Sioux Falls, South Dakota

3 Overland Park, Kansas

4 Fremont, California

5 Irvine, California

6 Virginia Beach, Virginia

7 Lincoln, Nebraska

8 Anchorage, Alaska

9 Gilbert, Arizona

10 Amarillo, Texas


2014’s Worst Cities for Families

141 Hialeah, Florida

142 Fort Lauderdale, Florida

143 Newark, New Jersey

144 Providence, Rhode Island

145 Cleveland, Ohio

146 San Bernardino, California

147 Jackson, Mississippi

148 Birmingham, Alabama

149 Miami, Florida

150 Detroit, Michigan