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by Richie Bernardo

When people think of Florida, they probably imagine a sunny paradise with palm trees and white sand along a wraparound coastline. But the Sunshine State attracts folks from across the globe for more than its natural beauty and balmy climate. As the fourth largest economy in the U.S., the second largest job creator after California and the address of the world’s most famous theme park, Florida has also cultivated a reputation as one of the best states in which to raise kids.

In December 2014, Florida surpassed New York as the third most populous state in the U.S. Indeed, more people are choosing not just to visit but also to settle permanently in what traditionally has been a tourist’s haven, with the past year’s massive influx of in-movers including many families with children.

Inevitably, some cities in the Sunshine State will be more conducive to family life than others. So in order to identify those that offer the best combination of family-friendly factors, WalletHub’s analysts compared 115 Florida cities across 21 key metrics. Our data set ranges from housing affordability to school-system quality to general affordability. The results, additional expert commentary and a detailed methodology can be found below.

Main Findings

Source: WalletHub

Overall Rank

City

Total Score

‘Family Life & Fun’ Rank

‘Education, Health & Safety’ Rank

‘Affordability’ Rank

‘Socioeconomic Environment’ Rank

1 Parkland, FL 75.93 26 2 5 1
2 Oviedo, FL 72.76 44 3 2 4
3 Winter Park, FL 67.26 12 27 3 20
4 Palm City, FL 67.19 108 15 4 2
5 Naples, FL 66.43 58 1 32 22
6 Weston, FL 66.03 52 7 21 3
7 Wesley Chapel, FL 65.16 43 77 1 30
8 Cooper City, FL 64.76 54 13 18 5
9 Rockledge, FL 63.60 91 20 9 10
10 Palmetto Bay, FL 63.08 102 23 8 7
11 Boca Raton, FL 62.87 21 18 34 15
12 Jupiter, FL 62.40 71 14 24 6

read the rest of the article https://wallethub.com/edu/best-worst-cities-for-families-in-florida/17258/