Naperville is one of the nation’s best cities for young families, according to a new ranking from the Apartment List.
The ranking, titled “2016 Best Cities for Young Families,” based its results on crime, child friendliness, education and housing scores; by those metrics, Naperville came in at No. 9.
Allen, TX came in first place, with a total score of 97.2, followed by Fishers, IN in second with a total score of 95.5. Carmel, IN placed in 3rd, with a total score of 95.3.
Here is the full ranking of the top 10 best cities:
|City||Crime Score||Education Score||Housing Score||Total Score|
|San Ramon, CA||97.5||99.5||85.7||94|
|Flower Mound, TX||98.2||67.3||99.2||90.3|
Here is how Apartment List weighted its various factors:
Safety (35%): The Apartment List used FBI data to classify cities with the most violent crimes.
Housing Cost (30%): According to the Apartment List, they used census data to compute percentages of the media renter income required to rent a two-bedroom apartment.
School Quality (25%): The Department of Education gives a good estimate of overall school quality. Cities were categorized on public school district’s high school graduation rate.
Child Friendliness (10%): The Apartment List used census data to identify the percentage of friendly communities. Communities with a higher percentage of children are usually seen as ‘child friendly.’