Raising A Family – The 50 Best Cities for Families

When the time comes to settle down and start your own family, choosing the area in which to do so can be an important decision. Whether you are looking for an area with great schools, affordable childcare or lots of things to do and space to take the kids out on their bikes or kids electric scooters, there are plenty of cities across England which provide the perfect home for a family.

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The Top 50 English Cities For Raising A Family In…

Methodology:

We looked at over 100 of the most populated cities in England, removing those where data wasn’t available for all ranking factors. Outstanding Schools – this was taken directly from OFSTEDreports, taking the number of ‘outstanding’ schools as a percentage of the total schools within 10 miles of the city. Cost of a Home – an average cost of three-bedroom homes in the city according to Zoopla. Cost of Private Childcare – the cost of one month of full-day, private childcare such as preschool according to Numbeo. Safety Rating – an average of user-submitted safety scores according to Numbeo with scores out of 100 and higher numbers signifying a safer city. Air Quality – an average of user-submitted air quality scores according to Numbeo with scores out of 100 and higher numbers signifying better air quality. Family-Friendly Attractions – the number of attractions listed on Tripadvisor which are marked as ‘good for kids’. Family-Friendly Restaurants – the number of restaurants listed on Tripadvisor which are marked as ‘child-friendly’. With all of our factors, we were then able to create a weighted ranking where all factors were given an equal weighting in order to give us our final ranking.