10 best places to raise your kids

#4. Cranberry Township, Pa.

Population: 27,708
GreatSchools city score: 9
Median family income: $106,510
Percent of income spent on housing: 19.6%
County unemployment rate: 5.7%
Nearest city: Pittsburgh

Cranberry, as the locals call it, is no longer merely a bedroom community for Pittsburgh. The town’s economy is buoyed by companies such as Westinghouse, Alcoa and Verizon.  Cranberry has a public golf course and a water park, which charm even the most committed urban émigrés from Pittsburgh.

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10 best places to raise your kids

By Daniel D’Addario of Bloomberg Businessweek

Many young, working parents have considered leaving the big city for a more family-friendly place, even as urban living gains popularity.

For those interested in small-town living, Bloomberg Businessweek and Bloomberg Rankings evaluated more than 3,200 places nationwide with populations from 5,000 to 50,000. We looked at such metrics as public school performance, safety, housing costs, commute time, poverty, adults’ educational attainment, share of households with children and diversity. To gauge the local job market, we also weighed median income and unemployment.

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