10 Best Cities for Families
A city in Kansas tops the list (and one in Mississsippi brings up the rear)
By Jenn Gidman,  Newser Staff
Posted Oct 13, 2015 6:00 PM CDT
Overland Park's waiting for you, happy families.   (Shutterstock)

(Newser) – Everyone wants the best for their families, and picking a place to live is usually among the top priorities. WalletHub has tried to make this task easier for you by comparing the 150 most populous cities in the US based on five categories: home affordability, education and child care, health care and safety, the socioeconomic environment, and what the personal finance site calls "family activities and fun." Overland Park, Kan., took top honors, while Jackson, Miss., came in last. Meanwhile, cities in Texas nabbed seven of the top 20 spots. Here are the top 10 contenders for optimum family living:

  1. Overland Park, Kan.
  2. Plano, Texas
  3. Virginia Beach, Va.
  4. Lincoln, Neb.
  5. Sioux Falls, SD
  6. Madison, Wis.
  7. Fremont, Calif.
  8. Chesapeake, Va.
  9. Colorado Springs, Colo.
  10. Grand Prairie, Texas
Check out the entire list of 150 cities at WalletHub. (When you're done raising your family, here are the top five US cities for retirees.)