Whether for a better job opportunity, fresh start, weather, lifestyle change, or cheaper way of living, moving your family from your hometown to a new country is a huge decision to make. Some of the criteria to consider in this moving decision include the community, school, crime rate, cost of living, and commute time. Keep in mind that a right place can get you started on the path to a thriving lifestyle.
Here are the top cities to consider to ensure that you will be in good hands.
St. George, Utah
St. George, is known as one of the fastest growing areas in Utah. It is one of the best cities to move and raise a family because of the low cost of living that’s even below the national average, high population of kids, best schools, and very low crime rate. The city also offers a lot of family activities that most are kid-friendly. Top attractions for families include Rosenbruch Wildlife Museum, The St. George Dinosaur Discovery, Downtown St. George, and plenty of biking and hiking trails, soccer fields, and parks that are very close to nature.
Cheltenham is one of Britain’s top places that is also family-friendly. The schools are excellent, sports culture keeps on flourishing, low percentage of crime, and a lively town that is always full of festivals and events everyone looks forward to. Some attractions include Sandford Parks Lido, Cheltenham Playhouse, The Play Farm, Gloucestershire Warwickshire Railway, Montpellier District, Pittville Park and a lot more family friendly spots.
Melbourne has been deemed as the most livable city in the world since 2011. One of the main reasons for this recognition is the beautiful Yarra River that offers a range of picturesque settings. The banks of the river provide areas for family picnics, fishing, as well as trails for jogging and cycling. Melbourne has been named as UNESCO city of Literature, considered as Street Art Capital of the world, and home to the best restaurants in Australia. Melbourne also has The Queen Victoria Market which is known as one of the best open-air shopping markets and of course the Melbourne’s tram network that makes the commute truly convenient and quick. No wonder land for sale in Melbourne gets a lot of interest from all over the world.
New Plymouth, New Zealand
Aside from being known to have a good climate and awe-inspiring scenery, New Zealand specifically, one of its cities, New Plymouth, is popular among migrants with families for having low unemployment rate, affordable yet quality homes, and state sponsored health care. The city has a thriving economy which ensures job stability. The city is ideal for families who love the outdoor as mountains and beaches are very close to home. In 2014, New Plymouth has been described as “the best place in New Zealand to live, love, work and raise a family.”
Living in one these places can give you the quality of life that you hope to give to your family. But there are many things to take into considerations before leaving your home country behind so you must think carefully.