The Top Ten Cities to Have a Baby (Is Yours One?)

Suzanne Murray

top 10 cities to have a baby

photo courtesy of Portland

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This is the best city to have a baby

Sometimes I think it would be easier if I just stayed where I grew up, got married (or didn't), had my baby, and raised her there. Since I moved to another state (and want to buy a "forever house"), I have to make a decision about where I want to live. Mr. Cafe Suzanne and I finally decided on a place today. Just my luck. Fit Pregnancy magazine just came out with a list of the Best Cities to Have a Baby, and according to that, if I really loved my baby I'd be moving to Portland, Oregon (it's number one).

The fifty U.S. cities with the largest population were ranked based on different categories such as hospitals, stroller-friendly trails and parks, affordability, and more.

The top ten cities are:

1. Portland, Oregon

2. Minneapolis

3. San Francisco

4. Seattle

5. Denver

6. Boston

7. Omaha, Nebraska

8. Virginia Beach, Virginia

9. Austin, Texas

10. Albuquerque, New Mexico

There's also a quiz you can take—Find Your Best City—to see which of the 50 cities best suits your criteria.

Do you live in one of the top ten cities? Would you consider moving to one of them to have and raise a baby there?

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