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>.
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: