We all have different priorities when it comes to where we raise our families. Some want proximity to work, some value the neighborhood and school systems, others just want land and lots of it. Whatever your reason may be it's all about location, location, location. MSN.com recently came out with a list detailing the best states in the country to raise a child in and the requirements to do so. The list was broken down into eight categories: Academic performance, availability of youth checking accounts, overall affordability, college affordability, crime safety, access to daycare, child health and kid friendly neighborhood amenities. The top 10 are as follows:

1). New Jersey

2). Wyoming

3). Utah

4). Massachusetts

5). Minnesota 

6). Ohio

7). 4-way tie: New York, Virginia, Idaho, Connecticut

Sadly, Iowa did not crack the top 10. Instead we finished at a respectable 20th. Rounding out the bottom of the list was Louisiana which holds  the highest child poverty rate in the nation. For the full comprehensive list check out MSN.com.

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