Family living is often associated with a large house complete with a sprawling yard in the country or suburbs. While that may seem like the dream life for many families, for others it’s not at all what they envision. City life isn’t something that is just reserved for young singles and newly married couples without kids, city life can also be a great place to raise your family.
If you’ve been thinking about relocating and giving your family a taste of city-life and apartment living all rolled up in one, there are a few U.S. cities that stand out and offer a number of benefits in moving there. Let’s take a closer look.
St. Paul, Minnesota
Dubbed as the one of the most livable cities in all of America, St. Paul offers something for everyone – including those who want to live in a city while raising a family. St. Paul is known for its vibrant and unique communities that allow residents to really get to know one another, learn about different cultures, and cuisines and step outside their “norm”. At the same time, apartments in St. Paul offer residents a wide range of locations, amenities, size, and budgets.
The city offers such attractions, sites, and landmarks as the Minnesota State Fair, the Cathedral of Saint Paul, the Science Museum of Minnesota, the Minnesota Children’s Museum, and countless parks and recreational activities.
For those who would like to be near the U.S. capitol of Washington D.C., but don’t want to be inside the actual city, then Arlington, Virginia can be the perfect solution. Known for being able to mix suburban and urban lifestyle together, this city is both lively and picturesque. The Metro underground system is known around the country thanks to the fact it was designed to feel like an urban village.
Within the city limits you’ll find a wide range of apartments to choose from, incredible recreational activities, a busy downtown core, almost every cuisine manageable, and a friendly environment.
Another fabulous city for family apartment living is Seattle, Washington. Not only will you get everything you expect from a mid- to large sized city, but you’ll also be treated to stunning views of the Pacific Ocean, the Olympic Mountain range, and the Cascade Mountain range. Seattle is known for having warm, dry summers with very little humidity, which makes it perfect to get outdoors and enjoy all the natural beauty and activities. Budget wise it’s still cheaper than many other top U.S. cities, and the city itself is broken down into a number of neighborhoods each with their own personality.
If your family is the adventurous and outdoors type, then it’s hard to beat the opportunities that Seattle offers from bike trails, to swimming, to boating, hiking, and so much more.
Finding the Right City for Your Family
Finding the right city for your family will likely involve looking through a wide variety of criteria besides just the apartment living opportunities. City living is definitely its own lifestyle and it can be ideal for many families out there.