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Family Circle names Boulder City one of America’s 10 Best Towns for Families

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Mona Shield Payne / Special to the Sun

After waiting in a long line for a favorite treat, Camile Thevenut digs into an ear of grilled corn with her dad, Roy, during the annual Art in the Park event in Boulder City.

Family Circle has named Boulder City one of the 10 Best Towns for Families in the U.S., according to a study released by the magazine this week.

“Family friendly” factors considered in the rankings include affordable housing options, green public spaces, strong school systems, access to health care, low crime, financial stability and reliable neighbors.

For its seventh annual list, Family Circle partnered with data research firm Onboard Informatics to assemble an initial list of 3,335 cities and communities with populations between 10,000 and 150,000 people.

Of that list, 1,000 were selected based upon having a high concentration of households with median incomes between $55,000 and $100,000. The 10 cities with the highest ratings were then compiled for the final list, which is not ranked:

Allen, Texas

Boulder City, Nevada

Madison, Alabama

Marion, Iowa

Morton, Illinois

Rio Rancho, New Mexico

Suwanee, Georgia

Troy, Michigan

Upper Arlington, Ohio

West Hartford, Connecticut

For the full article and more information, go to the Family Circle website.

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