Royal Oak Named a Top City for Children

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(Royal Oak Press Release, May 19, 2014)

It’s only natural for parents to want what’s best for their kids and offer them every possible advantage. With this in mind, Livability.com has named Royal Oak a Top 10 Best City for Kids, 2014. Royal Oak not only offers great schools, playgrounds and low crime rates, it also gives children opportunities to live healthy lifestyles and engage in a multitude of activities with other kids.

For this list of cities, editors first identified cities with high concentrations of school-age children, then took New Harvest Homes NHHa look at how their schools stacked up and analyzed factors like childhood mortality rates, health insurance coverage, crime rates and the percentage of restaurants that feature kids’ menus.

Also taken into account were the number of parks, playgrounds, libraries and recreational venues geared specifically for children, as well as the availability of great options for parents.

“Having kids and when those kids start school are two of those key moments in a person’s life when they consider relocation,” says Livability.com Editor Matt Carmichael. “These cities and towns have a compelling story to tell about why they should move to the top of the list for young families.”

Royal Oak, Mich., offers children a significant advantage with its highly-rated schools, progressive library chickenscratchfever-ad-finalsystem and strongly supported recreational programs. Both parents and children will benefit from Royal Oak’s funky, fun downtown. The city’s more than 50 parks and fun attractions, such as the John Lindell Ice Arena and Detroit Zoo, give kids plenty of fun things to do. Parents will appreciate the city’s below-national-average crime rate.

Top 10 Best Cities for Kids, 201

1. Boise, ID

2.  Downers Grove, IL

3.  Overland Park, KS

4. Cedar Rapids, LA

5. Plano, TX

6. Caramel, IN

7. Brentwood,TN

8. Palo Alto, CA

9.  Royal Oak, MI

10.  Newton, MA

 

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