Elk Grove Ranks Among Top 20 Cities in the Country to Start a Family

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Elk Grove Ranks Among Top 20 Cities in the Country to Start a Family

Posted: 03/03/2017

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Elk Grove’s affordability, safety, and quality of life amenities have once again placed it among the top cities in the country for young people looking to buy a home and raise a family.

In a study released last week by LendEDU, an online financial resource site, Elk Grove ranked 18th best city in the country to start a family.

The study evaluated 350 of the most populated cities in the United States across four parameters, including education quality, cost of first home purchase, safety, and percentage of young families in the population. Of the 300 cities ranked, Elk Grove was one of only two California cities within the top 20. Other cities in the Sacramento region to place were Roseville (43) and Sacramento (211).

In January, a study commissioned by SmartAsset ranked Elk Grove second in the country for millennial homebuyers. With nearly 100 parks, an award-winning school system, and low crime rates, Elk Grove is a great place to live, start, and raise a family. The median value of a home in Elk Grove is $350,300.

Details on the LendEDU study, including full methodology and rankings, can be found at https://lendedu.com/blog/best-cities-start-family/.

About the City of Elk Grove
Elk Grove is a vibrant, business and family friendly community of approximately 168,000 people in the Sacramento, California region. Elk Grove is a young, ethnically diverse, modern city that was incorporated in 2000. Elk Grove has low crime, excellent schools, over 95 community parks and 28 miles of trails, plentiful dining and shopping options, numerous annual events and festivals, and over 270 sunny days per year. Median Household Income is $84,827, the average home value is $299,339, and 62% of adults over 25 are college educated.  8,710 businesses employ 44,806, including corporations like Apple, Kaiser, and the State of California. Commercial rents are affordable, and the City has virtually no seismic or flood risk.  Elk Grove has been ranked as the 7th most racially diverse city in the country, the 2nd best city for homeownership in California, the best Sacramento suburb for young couples, and is the fastest growing city in California and the 11th fastest in the nation.

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