Cranberry Township named best place to raise kids

January 4, 2013 by  

Parents who are looking to move to Pennsylvania might consider moving to Cranberry Township, after it was recently bestowed with a notable accolade.

The township was named the best place in the state to raise kids by Bloomberg BusinessWeek. Cranberry made the list of the 50 best places to raise children around the country for a number of reasons. The township neighbors Pittsburgh, so culture and city life are just a stone’s throw away. Cranberry also has a number of amenities to offer families with children, such as its own water park and a public golf course.

The township also boasts a strong school system. The school district in Cranberry earned a ranking of nine from the GreatSchools city scoring system. BusinessWeek also named the township as its pick for Pennsylvania because the employment rate and economic opportunity available.

Unemployment in Cranberry Township and the surrounding area is lower than the average in the rest of the country – just 5.7%. The median family income is slightly more than $106,000. Major companies such as Westinghouse and Verizon provide economic and employment opportunity. Additionally, the cost of living in Cranberry is considerably lower than elsewhere. Housing costs are on average less than 20% of a family’s income.

The township can do a lot with its recent recognition. Cranberry Township officials might consider poster or banner printing to advertise that their area has been named the best place to raise kids in Pennsylvania to visitors or people considering a move to the town.