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Middletown Ranks in Top 10 Cities in America

Kiplinger Magazine a Timely, Trusted Personal Finance Advice and Business Forecasts has named the City of Middletown, New York one of the 10 Great Cities to Raise your Kids.


Daniel Case at en.wikipedia

Choosing the best place to raise your kids is pretty daunting. Great schools, plenty of libraries and playgrounds, and safe, family-friendly neighborhoods all come at a cost to parents. Weighing the factors can prove challenging.

8. Middletown, N.Y.

City population: 28,086 
Average family income: $70,842 
Percentage of families with children: 34.0% 
Metro-area spending per student: $11,194 
Public playgrounds: 10 

More money is spent per student in this metropolitan area than in almost any other place we looked at, allowing Middletown schools to offer impressive arts and Advanced Placement programs. For families, the Hudson Valley promises more than just a solid education. Because Middletown is a distant suburb of New York – the city is an hour and a half away by car, a little less by train – parents stand to bring home decent paychecks, while living in a quiet environment far removed from the bustle of the Big Apple. 

Kids in the Hudson Valley can also look forward to the area's amusement parks, zoos, nature centers and children's museums, not to mention all the outdoor activities along the Hudson River. There are 34 state parks in the region, including some of the largest parks in the New York State system.

For more information, please visit Kiplinger: 10 Great Cities to Raise Your Kids10 Great Cities to Raise Your Kids