When it comes down to it, California is the best place to raise a family. Wallethub recently released their rankings of the “Best Place to Raise a Family” in the United States.The study used metrics like attractions per capita, air quality, and high school graduation rate into account.
NorCal was VERY well represented. Fremont, San Jose, Sacramento, and San Francisco were all ranked in the Top 50, with Fremont being the 2nd overall best place in the US to raise a family. Santa Rosa was ranked 36th overall out of 182. It was 64th in “Family Fun,” 9thoverall in “Health and Safety,” 59th in “Education and Childcare,” and 28th in ‘Socio-Economic” ranks.
The number one overall place to raise a family in the US is Overland Park in Kansas. The full study is here: https://wallethub.com/edu/