Families move often and for various reasons. In fact, the average American can expect to move an estimated 11.7 times during his or her lifetime, according to the U.S. Census Bureau. Moving can be a sign of opportunity — perhaps a new job or long-term wealth accumulation — or of instability such as foreclosure or job loss. The key in either case — whether you’re a newly married couple or a victim of America’s economic transition — is to choose an area conducive to economic prosperity and the overall pursuit of happiness.
The link below breaks down top cities and why, plus information on the cities with the most attractions, most playgrounds per capita and other great facts.