Is Boston The Best Place To Raise A Family?

Massachusetts was ranked second in the Kids Count Data Book, which tracks state trends in child well-being. (Josh Berlinger for WBUR)

Parenting magazine just ranked Boston first on its “Best Cities for Families” list. Parenting says Boston benefits from, “A thrilling hometown baseball team, incredible institutions of higher learning, and a new highway system,” among other things.

Today, the Annie E. Casey Foundation released their annual Kids Count report, which ranked Massachusetts the second-best state in the country for a child’s well being — just behind New Hampshire. So the picture looks pretty good for families and children in our state, but beneath the topline numbers, there’s a more complex picture.


  •  Noah Berger, executive director of the Massachusetts Budget and Policy Center
  • Jerry Mogul, executive director of Massachusetts Advocates for Children


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