I'm very proud of this! Fortune just recently released their 2023 list of the best places for families to live in the entire country and my hometown here in Minnesota made the list. And it's the only Minnesota town on the list.

Fortune's 2023 Best Places for Families to Live

According to Fortune, they evaluated about 1,900 cities, towns, suburbs, exurbs, villages, and townships and each had about 20,000 residents or more.

They looked at the following metrics to determine which towns are the 50 best for families: education, aging resources, general wellness, financial health, and livability.

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We won't go through all 50 towns or we'd be here forever. But here are the top 10 best towns for families:

10. Fitchburg, WI

9. Greenburgh, NY

8. Wellington, FL

7. Eastvale, CA

6. Olathe, KS

5. Middletown, DE

4. Tualatin, OR

3. Silver Spring, MD

2. Portsmouth, NH

1. Cambridge, MA

Nope, the Minnesota town isn't on the list, but it did come in at number 11!

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Minnesota's Best Town for Families

According to Fortune's study, Eagan, Minnesota is the best Minnesota town for families. Eagan came in just behind the top 10 at the number 11 best town for families in the entire country.

Let's round out the rest of the top 20 while we're here:

11. Eagan, MN

12. Round Rock, TX

13. West Chester Township, OH

14. Lee's Summit, MO

15. Portland, ME

16. Kapolei, HI

17. Iowa City, IA

18. Alexandria, VA

19. Peachtree Corners, GA

20. Concord, NC

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