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San Antonio Ranked as the TOP 1 of 5 Large Cities for Relocating Families

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Daily Real Estate News  |  May 13, 2008Best Cities for Relocating Families

Two organizations that work with companies to help them successfully transfer employees have identified the best small, medium and large cities for relocating families.

The study, by Primacy Relocation and Worldwide ERC, looked at many factors to pinpoint spots where a relocation of the entire family is most likely to be successful.

Among the most important factors: The health of the housing market and the economy. Other categories included percentage of nearby top-ranked colleges, cost of in-state tuition for four-year public colleges, a green-living index that measures environmental policies, state and income taxes, and availability of pediatricians.

Here the top fives cities in all three categories:

Population 1.3 million-plus
Pittsburgh, Pa.
Indianapolis/Carmel, Ind.
Austin/Round Rock, Texas
Fort Worth/Arlington, Texas
San Antonio, Texas

Population 600,000 to 1.3 million
Omaha/Council Bluffs, Neb.
Syracuse, NY
Rochester, NY
Knoxville, Tenn.
Buffalo/Niagara Falls, NY

Population 360,000 to 600,000
Rockingham County/Strafford County, N.H.
Lexington/Fayette, Ky.
Durham, NC
Provo/Orem, Utah
Des Moines/West Des Moines, Iowa

Source: Worldwide ERC and Primacy Relocation (05/12/2008)