For the second year in a row, popular finance blog NerdWallet has named Andover as the best city for young families in Kansas.
In their study, they looked at three factors that drive one of the biggest decisions of your life — where to raise your kids.
- Public school excellence. For school quality, we gathered GreatSchools data, which compares students’ test scores and other statewide data and ranks schools on a 1-10 scale, with 10 being the highest.
- Home affordability. Using U.S. Census Bureau data, we weighed median home values and monthly homeownership costs, including mortgage payments, real estate taxes, insurance costs, utilities, fuel and other bills. Places with more affordable homes had higher scores.
- Growth and prosperity. We assessed a place’s economy using census figures that detailed median household incomes from 2012, and long-term income growth since 1999.
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