Which metro areas suit family life best? We looked at the 100 largest MSA's in the United States, ranking each in seven categories: median income, overall cost of living, housing affordability (what pct. of the market is affordable to a family at the median income), commuting delays, percentage of families owning homes, crime rate and education quality (mainly test scores). Overall, these ten take the prize.
*sources: Census Bureau, Center for Regional Economic Competitiveness, National Association of Home Builders, Wells Fargo, Texas Transportation Institute, FBI, Greatschools.org. More From Forbes
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