If you’re like the rest of us, you’re looking for the perfect place for your family. But you have a strict criteria; the city has to be safe, affordable, and stimulating. Basically, the place you move – or even visit – has to be outright perfect.
Is that attainable? Perhaps not, but we’ll get you as close as we can.
According to the United States Census, the number of American families who move is trending downwards Why is that? Perhaps it has to do with the ‘safety net’ factor: We get comfortable where we live, and we’re afraid to try a new move. What if the schools are bad? What if it’s dangerous?
Well, we can pretty much guarantee that if you choose the cities we’re mentioning below, you won’t lose any sleep whatsoever.
So, where are the best cities for families in Nebraska? We’ve got the answers here.
These are the best cities to raise a family in Nebraska for 2019:
- Madison (Photos | Homes For Sale)
- Bennington (Photos | Homes For Sale)
- Crete (Photos | Homes For Sale)
- Valley (Photos | Homes For Sale)
- Neligh (Homes For Sale)
- Bellevue (Photos | Homes For Sale)
- York (Photos | Homes For Sale)
- Milford (Photos | Homes For Sale)
- Plainview (Homes For Sale)
- Norfolk (Photos | Homes For Sale)
If you’re thinking of making a move to Nebraska, and want a family-friendly place, we’ve got you covered. And if you already have kids, we’re surprised you made it this far into the article and hope your little ones give you a couple of more minutes of free time.
Keep on reading for a detailed methodology.
Or, check out some more reading about Nebraska and the best places for families in the country:
- Best Places To Live In Nebraska
- Cheapest Places To Live In Nebraska
- Best Cities To Raise A Family In America
- Best Cities To Raise A Family In America
How do you determine which place is best for families in Nebraska anyways?
To give you the places in Nebraska which are best for families, we have to look at a handful of metrics. Of course, we want to measure the type of people who live in each city, and make some assumptions about what’s family-friendly and what isn’t.
So we researched the internet for a database that contains all that information.
How we crunched the family friendly numbers for the Cornhusker State
We threw a lot of criteria at this one in order to get the best, most complete results possible. Using U.S. Census data produced for the state of Nebraska, we looked at every single city in the state. We paid particular attention to:
- Crime (Both violent and property)
- Quality of local schools
- Distance to a major city without necessarily being in it
- % of households with children
- Family-friendly amenities nearby (museums, libraries and colleges)
We then gave each city a Family Score.
The higher the score, the better the city is for families. We also limited our results to cities with populations over 1,000 people. For Nebraska, that meant a total of 16 cities.
Read on to see why Madison is where all the families are headed, while Mccook is probably a place made for singles.
The 10 Best Places To Raise A Family In Nebraska For 2019
Crete is a city in Saline County, Nebraska, United States. The population was 6,960 at the 2010 census.
York is a city in, and the county seat of, York County, Nebraska, United States. As of the 2010 census, the city population was 7,766. It is the home of York College and the Nebraska Correctional Center for Women.
Norfolk is a city in Madison County, Nebraska, United States, 113 miles northwest of Omaha and 83 miles west of Sioux City at the intersection of U.S. Routes 81 and 275. The population was 24,210 at the 2010 census, making it the ninth-largest city in Nebraska. It is the principal city of the Norfolk Micropolitan Statistical Area.
There You Have It – The Best Places To Raise A Family In Nebraska
If you’re looking for a breakdown of cities in Nebraska ranked by criteria that most would agree make a place a great spot for families, this is an accurate list.
Here’s a look at the best cities for singles Nebraska according to the data:
For more Nebraska reading, check out:
- 10 Safest Places In Nebraska
- These Are The 10 Best Counties To Live In Nebraska
- These Are The 10 Best Places To Retire In Nebraska
Detailed List Of The Best Places For Families In Nebraska