Best small towns to raise a family

If you’re looking for a comfortable place to start a family and feel ready to trade apartment broker’s fees and monthly rent for homeownership, we’ve done the homework to discover the top places to start anew.

#50. Boalsburg, Pennsylvania -Population: 4,376 – Location: Suburb in Pennsylvania Located just a few miles away from Penn State University’s largest campus, Boalsburg is a charming small town that claims to be the birthplace of Memorial Day.

#49. Great Neck Estates, New York -Population: 2,935 – Location: Suburb of New York City, NY Great Neck Estates is recognizable by its Tudor and colonial houses.

#48. Northvale, New Jersey -Population: 4,762 – Location: Suburb in New Jersey This Northern New Jersey enclave on the New York border dates back to the early 1900s and even has a few homes listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

#47. Riverwoods, Illinois -Population: 3,742 – Location: Suburb of Chicago, IL This village to the east of the Des Plaines River was founded in 1959 by a group of about 40 families who formed the Riverwoods Residents Association.

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