Niche, a Pittsburgh-based firm which provides in-depth metrics of schools and neighborhoods, ranked Montgomery County as the best county in the state—and the 14th best county in the country—to raise a family.
Niche’s ranking system is based on a variety of factors, including cost of living, schools, health care, recreation, and weather. From their website:
Montgomery County is located in Pennsylvania with a population of 850,890. Montgomery County is one of the best places to live in Pennsylvania. In Montgomery County, most residents own their homes. In Montgomery County there are a lot of bars, restaurants, coffee shops, and parks. Many young professionals live in Montgomery County and residents tend to lean liberal. The public schools in Montgomery County are highly rated.
The site gave Montgomery County an A+ overall grade, along with the following distinctions:
- Public Schools grade A+
- Housing grade B+
- Nightlife grade A
- Good for Families grade A+
- Diversity grade B+
- Jobs grade B+
- Weather grade B-
- Cost of Living grade C+
- Health & Fitness grade A+
- Outdoor Activities grade A
- Commute grade B-
For more information, you can click here. For the national list of best counties for families, you can click here.
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