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The 10 Best Places to Raise a Family in America

Several suburbs in Pennsylvania and Illinois made this year's list.
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A new ranking from the data company Niche ranks the best places to raise a family. There's some crossover with its list of the country's best places to live, but this one prioritizes family-friendly factors like the quality of local schools, safety, and affordability. Here are the top 10 places on the list.

1. Devon, Pennsylvania

Above, a young rider at the Devon Horse Show in Devon, a Philadelphia suburb.

2. Clarendon Hills, Illinois


A suburb of Chicago, Clarendon Hills is known for Dancin' in the Street, a summer concert series.

3. Hinsdale, Illinois


Hinsdale is in the top one-percent of the wealthiest towns in the state.

4. Franklin Park, Pennsylvania


This Pittsburgh suburb in the northwest corner of Allegheny County had a population of 13,470 according to the 2010 census.

5. Winnetka, Illinois


The Chicago suburb includes the house featured in Home Alone.

6. Carmel, Indiana


This town was also ranked the number-one place to live in the country.

7. Dublin, Ohio


The annual Memorial Tournament PGA Tour event is held annually at a Jack Nicklaus-designed course in this Columbus suburb.

8. Buffalo Grove, Illinois


Actor Vince Vaughn grew up in Buffalo Grove, a suburb of Chicago.

9. Glencoe, Illinois

Suburb of Chicago includes the Chicago Botanic Garden. It was also the setting of the film Risky Business, and scenes in Ferris Bueller's Day Off and Sixteen Candles were filmed here, too.

10. Glendale, Missouri

This small city of about 6,000 is located about 12 miles west of St. Louis, making it a popular suburb.

*This story originally appeared on Townandcountrymag.com
*Minor edits have been made by the Townandcountry.ph editors

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