Family Circle's 10 Best Towns for Families 2012, powered by Onboard

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Since 2007, Onboard Informatics and Family Circle have been working together to sift through local trends and identify the top areas to call home for families.ss_101935177 This year's edition of the 10 Best Towns for Families is on newsstands today in Family Circle's August issue. The results of the comprehensive survey appear in Family Circle’s August 2012 issue, on newsstands today.

The project began with a parameter of 3,335 cities and towns with populations between 11,000 and 150,000 people. The list was narrowed to 1,300 towns that have a high concentration of households of median incomes between $55,000 and $96,000 before the next rounds of consideration. Affordable housing, green spaces, strong public school systems and giving-spirited residents were important to Family Circle.

Click here to see which towns made the top 10 list this year!

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