St. Louis is ranked as one of the Worst Places to Raise a Family
180 of the biggest cities in the United States were ranked from best to worst for raising a family, and St. Louis was near the very bottom of the list. Why did St. Louis rank so poorly?
Apparently, it would be best if you didn't raise a family in St. Louis, Missouri according to WalletHub. WalletHub released a list called 2023's Best & Worst Places to Raise a Family and St. Louis ranked 160th out of 182 places...St. Louis was ranked behind places like Chicago ranked 96th, New York City ranked 71st, and even Los Angeles ranked 86th. Why is St. Louis so low on the list? On the site, they say...
"With families in mind, WalletHub compared more than 180 U.S. cities based on 45 key metrics that consider essential family dynamics, such as the cost of housing, the quality of local school and health-care systems, and the opportunities for fun and recreation."
St. Louis ranked 178th in the Child Care and Education category, and 179th in the Health and Safety category. The only categories that St. Louis ranked above average in were the Affordability category and the Family Fun category in which it was ranked 70th both. The only major American cities ranked worse than St. Louis were Miami, New Orleans, Baltimore, Detroit, Memphis, and Cleveland. Where are the best places to raise a family this year? At the top of the list is Freemont (California) followed by Overland Park (Kansas), Irvine (California), Plano (Texas), and South Burlington (Vermont) to see the complete list for yourself just click here!