One week after being notified it was the 23rd Safest City in the State of Indiana, the City of Frankfort received another honor by being named the 9th Best Cities for Families in the state from Homesnacks.net.
“This is great,” said Mayor Chris McBarnes. “I’m very humbled by this. I didn’t even now this ranking system was out there. Obviously, I’m a little biased. But, I can’t say they’re wrong.”
Homesnacks.net said they used science and data to determine which cities in Indiana have the best set up for children — a lot to do, good schools and no crime.In a release from the organization, they say that according to the United States Census, the number of American families who move is trending downwards. Why is that? Perhaps it has to with the ‘safety net’ factor: We get comfortable where we live, and we’re afraid to try a new move. What if the schools are bad? What if it’s dangerous? Well, we can pretty much guarantee that if you choose the cities that they have mentioned, you won’t lose any sleep whatsoever.
The best cities to raise a family in the Hoosier State according to Homesnacks.net in order are Zionsville, Crawfordsville, Plymouth, Auburn, Carmel, Westfield, Greenfield, Franklin, Frankfort and Crown Point. Cities ranked 11 through 20 are in order Logansport, Brownsburg, Beech Grove, Jasper, Peru, Fort Wayne, Goshen, St, John, Vincennes and Columbus.
“We’re right on the verge of having some even bigger things to happen like Prairie Creek Park, Nickel Plate Flats and a potential new subdision in our future,” said McBarnes.