Virginia Beach rated 5th on the 2016 Best Cities for Families list

Posted at 7:26 PM, Sep 07, 2016
and last updated 2016-09-07 19:35:10-04
Virginia, Virginia Beach, Aerial. (Photo by: Jeff Greenberg/UIG via Getty Images)

Virginia, Virginia Beach, Aerial. (Photo by: Jeff Greenberg/UIG via Getty Images)

VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. – Families already in Virginia Beach can be happy, and those looking for a new place to live can rest assured it’s a good place to be, according to WalletHub.

The site ranked Virginia Beach 5th in the 2016 Best Cities for Families list.

WalletHub conducted an in-depth analysis of the 2016 best and worst cities for families.

In order to determine the most family-friendly places in America, WalletHub compared the 150 most populated cities across 36 key metrics.

Data analyzed ranged from crime rates, to school system rankings, to housing costs.

With Virginia Beach at number five on the list, here are the 10 best cities for families, according to WalletHub:

1 Overland Park, KS
2 Madison, WI
3 Plano, TX
4 Sioux Falls, SD
5 Virginia Beach, VA
6 Lincoln, NE
7 Aurora, IL
8 Omaha, NE
9 Colorado Springs, CO
10 Fremont, CA

The worst cities were also analyzed, here were the worst-ranked cities in the analysis:

141 Augusta, GA
142 North Las Vegas, NV
143 Shreveport, LA
144 Fresno, CA
145 Miami, FL
146 Cleveland, OH
147 Hialeah, FL
148 Detroit, MI
149 San Bernardino, CA
150 Birmingham, AL

Here are other things Virginia Beach was ranked for:

Virginia Beach ranked 26 on Best Running Cities list

Virginia gas prices rank 5th lowest in the U.S.

Virginia Beach and Norfolk voted two of America’s favorite cities