Bay Area city ranked best place to raise a family in the U.S.

Fremont has been named the top city in the United States to raise a family in a study by WalletHub. The study compared metrics in 180 cities in such categories as cost of housing, the quality of local school and healthcare systems, and opportunities for fun and recreation.

Fremont was number one overall, but San Jose ranked eighth and San Francisco twelfth across the country. The Bay Area cities received high marks in health and safety and education and childcare categories.

Fremont separated itself from the pack by having  greater parkland acreage per capita, lower crime rates as well as the lowest divorce rate in all the cities studied.

San Jose ranked high in percentage of residents who were fully vaccinated, as well as number of playgrounds per capita.

Here is the list of the top 10 cities:

1 Fremont, CA
2 Overland Park, KS
3 Irvine, CA
4 Plano, TX
5 Columbia, MD
6 San Diego, CA
7 Seattle, WA
8 San Jose, CA
9 Madison, WI
10 Scottsdale, AZ

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