DETROIT — When choosing where to live, big-city attributes like vibrant bar and restaurant scenes and full concert schedules aren’t the priorities for people with families. They’re more interested in things that contribute to a family’s quality of life and a child’s development, factors that contributed to Detroit’s place ranking in a new analysis. ranked the top 25 metropolitan areas in the United States for their overall family-friendliness based on the quality of schools, availability of child care, park areas per capita, crime rates, cost of living and commute times.

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Each factor was weighted and, not surprisingly, the most emphasis was put on the quality of schools. Commute times were the least important factors.

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Detroit ranked in the bottom five, along with Baltimore and San Francisco. Detroit wasn’t the worst big city for a family to make the list though. That spot went to Miami. Detroit received poor marks in three top categories: crime, schools and child care. It scored well for cost of living.

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