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Greensboro was ranked the #15 big city in the US for it’s low crime and vehicle mortality rate, relatively high air quality, and strong educational values in GoodCall.com’s “2017 Safest Cities to Raise a Family”

From GoodCall’s website:

What are the most important things that families consider when buying a home? School quality and crime rates generally top the list.

With that in mind, GoodCall® analysts looked at data in the 80 largest cities in the U.S. (those with more than 250,000 residents) to determine the safest big cities to raise a family.

The analysts considered four main metrics in their research: crime rate, vehicle safety, air quality, and educational attainment.

Crime rate and vehicle safety obviously show an area’s ranking as a safe community, and adding the air quality metric means families can take their children’s health into account, too. Educational attainment, which is a measure of the percentage of residents with a high school and/or college degree, shows areas that value schooling. A more educated populace likely makes for a better place for a family to grow.

The top-ranked cities were spread all across the country, from the eastern coast in Massachusetts to the beautiful beaches of Hawaii.