I am so proud to be an Auroran and happy to hear we Ranked #7!!!
I agree with our Major Tom Weisner about Aurora.
He says "It is nice to be recognized as a top community once again!"
"Our young people are our greatest asset and this latest recognition confirms what people in our city already know.
Aurora is a great place to raise a family!!!
From family-friendly destinations such as Phillips Park and Blackberry Farm to our commitment to after-school programs, summer school initiatives, park district programs and neighborhood festivals, Aurora cares for our children."
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Thursday, September 8, 2016
City of Aurora | Public Information Division
AURORA NAMED ONE OF THE TOP 10
BEST CITIES FOR FAMILIES
|Hundreds of families enjoy evenings under the stars watching free movies at Phillips Park in Aurora on weekends throughout the summer.
AURORA, IL - The City of Aurora has been ranked as one of the Top 10 Best Cities for Families by finance website Wallethub.
To determine the most family-friendly places in America, WalletHub's analysts compared the 150 largest cities in the country across key metrics that take into account essential family dynamic.
Aurora ranked at 7th overall!!!
"It is nice to be recognized as a top community once again," said Mayor Tom Weisner. "Our young people are our greatest asset and this latest recognition confirms what people in our city already know - Aurora is a great place to raise a family. From family-friendly destinations such as Phillips Park and Blackberry Farm to our commitment to after-school programs, summer school initiatives, park district programs and neighborhood festivals, Aurora cares for our children."
In order to identify the cities that are most conducive to family life, WalletHub's analysts compared the cities across five key dimensions: Family Fun; Health & Safety; Education & Child Care; Affordability; and Socioeconomic Environment.
"Our findings will hopefully give prospective movers a sense of which areas offer the greatest opportunity to live a long and happy life," said Wallethub officials.
The top ten cities on the list include:
- Overland Park, Kansas
- Madison, Wisconsin
- Plano, Texas,
- Sioux Falls, South Dakota
- Virginia Beach, Virginia
- Lincoln, Nebraska
- Aurora, Illinois
- Omaha, Nebraska
- Colorado Springs, Colorado
- Fremont, California
"The physical environment in which children and families live has significant effects on children's development," said Soyeon Park, an associate professor in child and adolescent development at San Francisco State University and one of the study's experts. "Although family income often directly constrains the options from which families can choose, overall resources like affordable child care, public libraries, parks and recreational facilities that a city offers can make a difference."
The latest award comes on the heels of several other recognitions. In 2015, The Intelligent Community Forum named the City of Aurora as one of the world's Smart21 Communities. Earlier this summer, Wallet Hub ranked the city of Aurora as one of the Top 20 Best-Run Cities in America.
|ABOUT THE CITY OF AURORA
Located 35 miles west of Chicago, Aurora is the second largest city in Illinois with a population of 200,456. Aurora is known as the "City of Lights" because it was one of the first in the nation to illuminate its streets with electric lights. Situated along the Fox River and the Ronald Reagan Memorial Tollway (Interstate 88), the city extends 46 square miles encompassing Kane, DuPage, Kendall and Will counties. Aurora also is home to six public school districts and seven townships.
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