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Report: Marlborough Best Place To Raise Kids In Mass.

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BOSTON (CBS) – The most family-friendly and affordable place to raise your children in Massachusetts is Marlborough, according to a new report.

Bloomberg Businessweek.com evaluated “5,418 locations nationwide” and listed its choice for the top community in each state.

Attleboro was the runner-up.

WBZ Radio’s Mark Katic reports

Here was their criteria, using real estate data:

“The rankings put the most weight on school performance and the number of schools, crime statistics, and cost of living. Other factors included job growth, air quality, ethnic diversity, and access to recreational amenities (within the county), such as parks, zoos, theaters, and museums.”

Here is what they found:

“The following places we selected are neither rich suburbs nor havens for luxury living—so don’t expect to find mansions and elite country clubs (although some areas will have them). Rather, these are communities inhabited mostly by middle-income earners that have good public schools, low crime, and resources to keep the family entertained on weekends.”

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