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Santa Rosa makes list of worst cities to raise kids

It seems our little town of Santa Rosa has caught the attention of the nation, ranking even higher than San Francisco on a survey about raising kids..and it's not good news. Apparently, Santa Rosa is ranked in a list of <strong>15 WORST cities to raise your kids,</strong> according to d<a href="http://www.wetpaint.com/moms/articles/2013-08-23-15-worst-us-cities-raise-kids" target="_blank">ata released by the USDA</a>.

Wait, what?

Not only were we one of the 15 worst cities, <strong>we were ranked at #7</strong> - higher than big cities San Francisco, Boston, and Chicago.

The data collected measured the cost of raising a child in the first year in each city against the income of each household. They also figured in the number of Ob/Gyns in the area, average commute time, population of kids 5 years or younger, and number of playgrounds per 10,000 residents.

Here's the list:


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