Shared from the Baltimore Patch

Best, Worst Places To Raise A Family In Maryland

WalletHub website ranked the best and worst cities in the country to raise a family. Two Maryland cities are on the list.

BALTIMORE, MD — Whether you are planning to start a family or already have children, picking the community where you will raise your family is an important decision. In an effort to help you choose the perfect city to call “home,” a new report by WalletHub ranked the best and worst places to raise a family.

The experts at the personal finance website compared the family-friendliness of more than 180 cities across the country based on 46 key metrics. Analysts evaluated cities using factors like housing costs, quality of school and health care systems as well as opportunities for recreation.The number of playgrounds, pediatricians and child care providers were some of the factors considered.