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Roseville tops list of California’s ‘best places to raise a family’

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Elizabeth Vyskribova was born 26 minutes after midnight to new parents Anzhela Vyskribova and Kirill Vyskribov at Kaiser Permanente Roseville on Sunday, January 1, 2017.

Looking for a family-friendly city in California? Look no further than Roseville.

SmartAsset ranks the city 20 miles northeast of Sacramento No. 1 in its list of best places to raise a family.

“Roseville offers young families a good education system combined with a strong local economy,” SmartAsset said. “Roseville ranks fourth in the number of high school graduates taking college preparatory courses and 93 percent of high school students graduate. The city also scores in the top 25 for both its unemployment rate and its poverty rate.

“Plus, Roseville is one of the leading cities where millennials are buying homes.”

SmartAsset took into account 12 livability and cost metrics for its study, including:

  • Family poverty rate
  • Average deficit for families in poverty
  • Median household income
  • 5-year median home value change
  • Average annual cost of child care
  • Percent of high school graduates taking college preparatory courses
  • Percent of the population under the age of 20
  • Unemployment rate
  • Property crime rate
  • Violent crime rate

Two other cities in the region made the Top 10: Rocklin at No. 7 and Davis at No. 9. Rocklin scored highly for having a low violent crime rate, while Davis’ median housing costs and education system pushed it toward the top.

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