There are an infinite number of factors to consider. But a newly released study may help some with the decision by ranking the best and worst cities for families.
The U.S. Census Bureau says people move more than 11 times in their lifetime, so if you are weighing the decision to pick up and move your whole family, this new report could help.
Wallet Hub has ranked the best and the worst cities for families, looking at the quality of jobs, the cost of housing, quality of schools, and recreation, among dozens of other factors.
The best place to live as a family, according to its research? Plano, Texas came in at the top spot, most notably for its health and safety ranking.
In the second spot, Sioux falls, South Dakota, ranking well in affordability, and Overland Park, Kansas, which came out well for education and child care.
And then there were the cities that ranked the lowest.
Detroit, Michigan, came in last on Wallet Hub's list, with low marks in the health and safety, and in the education and child care categories.
Miami, Florida; Birmingham, Alabama; and Jackson, Mississippi also got low marks.
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