Apartment List: 2017 Best Cities for Families

A report from real estate website Apartment List has ranked 510 U.S. cities by family friendliness, and Pleasanton was the top-performing Bay Area city. The report considers four factors: Safety based on FBI crime data, housing affordability based on median gross rent and household incomes in census data, education quality based on high school graduation rates and the percentage of residents under 18. San Ramon was found to have the country’s best high school graduation rates out of the cities surveyed. It also had the sixth-highest number of residents below 18. But the city ranked lower on housing affordability, making it ranked 41st overall.