Parenting magazine Ranks Boston No. 1 Best City for Families

Boston edged out neighbors Burlington (No. 2) and Portland, Maine (No. 3), for the top spot this year. The magazine calculated the rankings by crunching data on education, health, community, and the magazine’s own “Culture & Charm Index” from 100 cities. Interestingly, the Boston write-up leads with the Sox of all things: “A thrilling hometown baseball team, incredible institutions of higher learning, gorgeous parks, historical neighborhoods and a new highway system are the obvious reasons why Boston is a great town to live in.” []