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Des Moines may be a good spot for families.

Des Moines may be a good spot for families.

If you have a family, it could be a good idea to look for a more permanent place to live. Of course, there are plenty of areas of the country that may be smart destinations, but some may stand out more than others. If there is a city that seems like a golden opportunity to have your family relocate to, then discussing a transition with your moving company may work out well. Once you have a moving date, then packing up your moving containers will be easy.

Norfolk County, Massachusetts
The Northeast may be a perfect area for those who want a good place to live for their family. This is just outside of Boston, which gives you easy access to the city, as well as Providence, Rhode Island. The population is quite large, and its school systems have solid test scores, according to Forbes. The average SAT score for high schools in the county is nearly 1,100. It is also the former home of many former statesman, and its location may make it easier to go on day trips to the coast, as well as check out a major city.

Madison, Wisconsin
If a college town in the Midwest seems more your speed, then heading to Madison may be a good plan. The city is the home of the University of Wisconsin, and it has plenty of things to do with small children. According to Parenting.com, the city has many outdoor activities, so it will be easy to stay active, as well as many art galleries and museums. If you are looking for fresh fruit and vegetables, the city is the home of a sizable farmers' market, as well.

Collin County, Texas
The South has plenty of affordable places that can be great for raising a family. One of these places that may be a step above the others is located in Texas. Collin County, just outside of Dallas, may be a great place for you. The average home price is less than $200,000, according to Forbes, while the high school graduation rate in the area is more than 90 percent. The test scores are also impressive here, as the SAT score averaged is more than 1,100. This could be a good spot for someone who wants one of the largest cities in the country within close range.

Louisville, Kentucky
There is also plenty to do in Kentucky for families. For those looking for a familial base, it could be smart to settle down in Louisville. The city has plenty of recreational activities that are fun for the whole family, including a large number of parks to enjoy the outdoors, according to Parenting.com. This is also the home of the Kentucky State Fair, as well as many cultural events that are unique to the region.

Des Moines
The central part of the country may also have what your are looking for. While some may think of plains when they consider Iowa, some of its metro areas are quite vibrant and populated. Des Moines may be a perfect location for those families who want to start in a new place. The city has a relatively low unemployment rate, according to Parenting.com. This could make finding a job here a bit easier. Additionally, its education system is highly rated, which may be good for parents who want the absolute best school system options possible. Des Moines also has plenty of indoor and outdoor activities, which may make the destination more enjoyable.