Forbes has released its list of the top 50 cities for working mothers and Atlanta ranks 31.
The list examined things like: Income, Unemployment, Living, Cost for Health Care, Pediatricians, School Quality, Per-Pupil Spending, Child care, Violent Crimes, and Property Crimes.
Heidi Brown writes in Forbes magazine:
“So while it’s safe to say that all moms want a secure and protected place for their children to live in, first-rate medical care and excellent schools, if they’re running a business or earning a paycheck, there are other important considerations.”
“The potential for a relatively high income, job opportunities and family-friend cost of living are obvious ones. But childcare is way up there too. Some big cities that seem like choice places to raise a family, such as Salt Lake City, Utah, and Orlando, Fla., offer comparatively fewer childcare options–including daycare centers and pre-K–for moms who work.”
New York was No. 1 and Austin was No. 2 on the list.
What do you think of the list? Do you agree with where they ranked Atlanta? Do you agree with New York being No. 1? Do you agree with their top 20? Do you agree with the categories they used to evaluate the cities? (I particularly liked the knowing the online resources they used to evaluate these items. I will be bookmarking for my reference later if we ever have to move!)