The Top 5 Most Kid-Friendly Cities

by Mahogany WaldonJuly 30, 2018

As of 2016, the number of children under the age of 18 in the United States is 73.7 million according to the US Census. That number is steadily growing as millennials give birth to almost 9,000 babies in the US each day. If you’re looking for the most kid-friendly cities, here they are.

A map of the most kid-friendly cities in the US including Atlanta, San Diego, San Francisco, Washington, D.C., and Portland, OR.

Atlanta, Georgia

Atlanta is the capital of the state of Georgia and this major metro is the perfect place to raise kids. Atlanta is home to the Georgia Aquarium that houses over 120,000 different species of animals. You can also find fun things like the Children’s Museum Atlanta, the Chattahoochee Nature Center, and Legoland. Atlanta is also well-known for its Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta hospital headquarters that boasts of three Children’s hospitals and 27 neighborhood locations throughout the sprawling Atlanta metropolitan area. Your kids will be peachy in this Georgia city!

Avg. home price in Atlanta –  $239,600

San Diego, California

This West Coast city is a haven for family fun and kid-friendliness. San Diego is home to Disneyland, Balboa Park, the San Diego Zoo, Torrey Pines State Park, and miles of shoreline. There’s also countless nature reserves, museums, and an aquarium in this sunny city, making it a perfect destination for families.

Avg. home price in San Diego – $623,700

San Francisco, California

If you’re closer to California’s Bay Area, you’re in luck. San Francisco is another sunny city that made our list. San Francisco has many kid-friendly attractions like the Exploratorium, Golden Gate Park, and more. The Golden City offers year-round fun including tours of the spooky Alcatraz Island, an infamous former prison and historical site.

Avg. home price in San Francisco -$1,275,000

Portland, Oregon

Portland is a great city for people of all ages. If you have kids, you and your family can take advantage of the Playdate PDX, Oaks Amusement Park, and more. In addition, Portland is ideal for outdoor adventures and is considered one of the most outdoor-friendly cities.

Avg. home price in Portland – $430,000

Washington, DC

The nation’s capital is the perfect place for child-rearing. DC has lots of fun things to explore like the national monuments plus free parks and museums. Have you ever heard of a mobile children’s museum? Well, DC has you covered. The Explore! Children’s Museum Mission Mobile Bus might be coming to a neighborhood near you. The downtown area is perfect for a day of exploring without an itinerary, so pack up the kids and plan your next day trip now!

Avg. home price in DC – $565,900

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Mahogany Waldon
Mahogany is a Content Marketing Coordinator for In her spare time, Mahogany enjoys reading, writing poetry, blogging, traveling, and loves a good southern idiom. Mahogany is also a certified Reiki practitioner and enjoys all things supernatural.