Somerville, Massachusetts was recently named the most family-friendly destination in America, according to a new ranking by Opendoor.com. Are they sure they got the right place?
Somerville is listed on top of Opendoor’s “2023 Family-Friendly Cities” ranking. No other New England cities earned recognition.
Berkley, California, Cliffside Park, New Jersey, Arlington, Virginia, and Watauga, Texas, rounded out Opendoor’s top five family-friendly cities.
Opendoor said that this year’s list celebrated communities across the country that offer outdoor spaces and parks, while the 2022 list focused on “small-town feel with big city amenities.”
“This year’s reflects families’ desire for community, simpler living, and an opportunity to build a network of like-minded families,” Opendoor wrote. “Our 2023 locations also offer close access to parks, recreation, and kid-friendly entertainment.”
Opendoor highlighted the importance of fresh air, noting that time spent in green space has been associated with reduced stress levels, and overall better physical health and wellbeing.
Somerville is home to a total of 60 parks and 100 percent of its residents live within a 10-minute walk of a park.
— James Hollomon (@Luminate_Design) September 29, 2023