Fit Pregnancy Magazine Names The Top 10 Cities To Have A Baby

Some parents will do anything to raise a good child. They move to areas that are away from family in order to have better access to good schools and reputable medical facilities.

Fit pregnancy has released the results of their yearly search for the top place to have a baby in the U.S. Congratulations Portland Oregon – you are #1!

The study ranked cities by affordability; birth risk and health factors; breastfeeding; birthing options; stroller friendliness; fertility laws and services; hospitals and doctors; safety; and child care. The top cities in this year’s rankings are:

  1. Portland, Ore.
  2. Minneapolis
  3. San Francisco
  4. Seattle
  5. Denver
  6. Boston
  7. Omaha, Neb.
  8. Virginia Beach, Va.
  9. Austin, Texas
  10. Albuquerque, N.M.

The study ranked the country’s 50 largest cities based on census population estimates. Coming in at the bottom of the list for the second straight year was Detroit. Philadelphia; Long Beach, Calif.; Memphis, Tenn.; and Las Vegas ranked 46-49.

Boston fell to the sixth spot in the survey after finishing No. 1 in 2007. San Francisco was second last year, with Minneapolis, Portland and Omaha rounding out the top five.



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Lisa Arneill

Mom of 2 boys and founder of and World Traveled Family. When I'm not running around after my boys, I'm looking for our next vacation spot!

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