City Rankings

In looking for cities to possibly relocate to a new city we were constantly looking at city rankings. One of the rankings we looked at was parenting.com. Please explain this:

  • Raleigh, NC – 2010 Rank #10
  • Raleigh, NC – 2011 Rank #57
  • Columbus, OH – 2010 Rank #61
  • Columbus, OH – 2010 Rank #22

So what’s changed in a year? Well, in Columbus, OH, not a whole lot. My guess in Raleigh, NC? Not much either.

I’ve seen rankings like this fluctuate for EVERY place that I looked at rankings.

Advice: If you’re planning to move to a place IGNORE THE CITY RANKINGS. Rather take a visit, find someplace that feels right and you can afford.