Wednesday, 9 September 2015

5 Cities Around the World That Are Ideal for Family Life

Starting a family can be pretty exciting, but it also poses a lot of questions you wouldn’t normally think about when you’re not yet married.  When planning to start a family, choosing where to live is one of the most important decisions you have to make. It’s no longer just about you, so you have to make this decision based on what can be beneficial to you and your family. Sometimes, this decision-making can take you to far-flung places. And if it does, at least consider these five global cities perfect for families.


Edinburgh, United Kingdom

Edinburgh was named as one of best cities to live in Britain, only second to Bristol. It has the lowest unemployment rate and a higher salary average compared to the other cities surveyed. With its cost of living lower than the UK average of £401, the average rent is also the lowest in Britain. It should no longer just be a tourist destination for the locals, but it must also become a viable place for living.

Perth, Australia

Australia has the 4th highest life expectancy at birth and the highest expected years of schooling. So, if long life and good education are some of your wishes for your children, Australia is the perfect choice. Perth, Australia perfectly marries nature and innovation with its bustling metropolitan area on the Swan Coastal plain and its suburbs lining up the sandy beaches of the Indian Ocean. If the houses for sale in Perth from Lend Lease is any indication of what’s it like to live in Perth, one can conclude that careful considerations on practicality and convenience is foremost in this Australian city.

Singapore City, Singapore

Singapore is Asia’s melting pot of culture. The small metropolitan is not just one of the leading tourist destinations in the region, but it also boasts a booming economy, and its world-class education is slowly becoming a model for the West. It’s no longer just a stopover for travelers, and many have decided to stay.

Madison, Wisconsin

Ranked as the best place to live in the U.S. by Livability.com, the capitol city of Madison, Wisconsin offers affordable living and countless jobs for the regular influx of new residents. The state capital houses the University of Wisconsin, making it one of the best college towns in the U.S. It’s also known for its foodie neighborhoods and music scene.

Geneva, Switzerland

Ranking first in economics, Switzerland should definitely be part of any list—be it a travel destination or a potential place for living. Geneva, Switzerland, specifically, is a glorious reminder why life in the country is pretty good. The Alps, the chocolate and the food are just some of the things one can expect from Geneva. The city lying next to Lake Geneva is also just a train-ride away from other notable cities in Europe.

There are, of course, countless other cities suitable for families. But for expats, these five are great places to start. Living abroad may be difficult at first, but it offers innumerable priceless experiences for the family. Besides, seeking for the best life for the family is what every parent should do.

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