Children's Health Magazine has rated Burlington as the best city in the country to raise a family. It is no surprise to us who live here. In fact, that is one of the reason so many of us do. Recently, I was talking to an old high school classmate of mine who told me that he moved back to Vermont from Colorado because it was a great place to raise his kids.
The magazine ranked 100 U.S. cities based on six categories: employment, health, housing, safety, education and family life. The data came from government and non-profit agencies.
So what made Burlington stand out? The magazine said the city's education system, which hasa graduation rate much higher than the national average,and the lack of fast food chains played a big role. Burlington had the fewest fast food chains of any city in the rankings. Detroit came in last.
Burlington was also selected by Business Week Magazine this year as the best city in Vermont to raise children.
Source: WCAX News