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Cary Named No.1 for Best Cities to Raise a Family in NC for 2019

Cary Named No.1 for Best Cities to Raise a Family in NC for 2019

The upward trend continues for the Town of Cary! Cary climbs to the top of the list for 2019, as number one among the Best Cities to Raise a Family in NC.

The 2019 Best Places to Raise a Family in NC Rankings Process For the second straight year,  the experts at Home Snacks is releasing a definitive list of the Best Places to Raise a Family in NC. They explain their methods at the official Home Snacks website. “Home Snacks combines recent data from the Census, FBI, Open Street Maps, and dozens of other sources, into bite-sized studies to help you understand what it’s like to live in different communities across the country.” They professionally rank cities, neighborhoods, and counties, and states across America. Cary is in the top five Best Places to Raise a Family in NC for three years running. With a steady two spot improvement each year, Cary has finally reached the top in 2019. How Cary Climbed to Number One for Best Places to Raise a Family in NC In the article published on February 23, the 2019 Best Places to Raise a Family by Home Snacks expert, Chris Kolmar explains specifically why Cary tops this years’ listing. He started by explaining the town’s statistics. “Cary is the seventh-largest municipality in North Carolina,” Kolmar started. “Cary is predominantly in Wake, with a small area in Chatham counties in the U.S. state of North Carolina and is the county’s second-largest municipality and the third-largest municipality in The Triangle after Raleigh and Durham.” He continued, “The town’s population was 135,234 as of the 2010 census, making it the largest town and seventh largest municipality statewide. The U.S. Census Bureau estimates the town’s population to be 159,769 as of July 1, 2015. Cary is the second most populous incorporated town in the United States.” Going one step further, Kolmar gives praise to Cary, basically noting that the climb to the top of the poll is almost to be expected. “If you are from North Carolina, you probably would have guessed Cary in an instant,” he said matter-of-factly. “It is one of the safest cities in America and is like one large, happy suburb packed with other happy families. The schools are great, the jobs are excellent, and the neighborhoods are safe.” He concluded by questioning, “What more could you ask for?” Methodology in Rankings of Best Places to Raise a Family in NC “How does Home Snacks decide where each town ranks and which are the Best Places to Raise a family in NC?” Well, they answer this question in detail in Kolmar’s article as well. Basically, in his explanation, Kolmar lists all the criteria that are analyzed. This includes the quality of schools and distance to major cities. Likewise, the percentage of households with children and family-friendly amenities nearby factor in. Last but not least is the safety of each municipality. He further noted that they look at every single city in the state. He refers to U.S. Census data for the state of North Carolina in the study. In summation of the final analysis, Kolmar adds, “We look at 60 cities in terms of “family-friendliness.” He concludes, “We have a clear winner: Cary, North Carolina.”

The Top Ten Best Places to Raise a Family in NC

  1. Cary
  2. Davidson
  3. Concord
  4. Wake Forest
  5. Lincolnton
  6. Chapel Hill
  7. Morrisville
  8. Stallings
  9. Holly Springs
  10. Tarboro
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