New Orleans received recognition for being one of the best places to raise a family. The recent ranking of large cities throughout the U.S. was published by Homes.com, an interactive and personalized guide to buying, selling, and renting real estate. With top scores in the quality of schools and park acreage per person—and highly competitive scores in the cost of living, average commute times, and availability of child care services—New Orleans is one of the most family-friendly cities in the nation.
Virginia Beach found itself in the first-place position—barely—with North Carolina’s Raleigh and Charlotte following narrowly behind in second and third, respectively. At the bottom of the list are New York, San Francisco, and Memphis. The nearest city to New Orleans to rank in the top ten was Atlanta.