SO, WHY DID I MOVE?
According to "Men's Health Best Life", the list is based on which cities are considered relatively safe, have good schools, modest house prices, available pediatricians, shorter commutes, and plenty of museums and parks. Here are the top 10 places to raise a family:
#10.) Santa Rosa, California
#9.) Colorado Springs, Colorado
#8.) Madison, Wisconsin
#7.) Minneapolis, Minnesota
#6.) Des Moines, Iowa
#5.) San Diego, California
#4.) Columbus, Georgia
#3.) Billings, Montana
#2.) Virginia Beach, Virginia
#1.) Honolulu, Hawaii
Honolulu schools spend almost $9,000 per student... their unemployed rate is half the national average... and the island consists of 125 free beaches that are great for family outings.
#5.) Waco, Texas
#4.) Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
#3.) Fayetteville, North Carolina
#2.) Beaumont, Texas
#1.) Clarksville, Tennessee
With a high violent crime rate and low education spending, you might want to stay away from Clarksville...
A WEEK AWAY FROM VACATION
Got tips for flying with a baby on an airplane? Gracie's a year old and we're making the 5 hour flight to Hawaii next week... We'll take your suggestions next week... I need 'em!