If you want to raise kids, don’t move to Miami…but you probably didn’t need a study to tell you that.
Miami New Times – Coke. Corruption. Fake breasts galore. Miami has never exactly embraced its family-friendly side.
But here’s some more bad news for baby mamas: A recent study has ranked the Magic City the second worst place to raise a child in the country, just above Detroit. Ouch.
The study, conducted by WalletHub, looked at 150 U.S. cities and ranked them according to 31 metrics, including playgrounds per capita, quality of school and health-care systems, job availability, and housing costs. In five categories — Family Activities and Fun; Health and Safety; Education and Child Care; Affordability; and Socioeconomic Environment — Miami didn’t even crack the top 100, scoring highest in Health and Safety (120th) and lowest in Affordability (149th).
Particularly damning statistics for Miami include its low median family salary, the second lowest in the nation after Newark, New Jersey, and its housing costs, which rank 146th in affordability.
Read more: Miami New Times