Cities for Single Moms

Zillow has created a list of the top ten places in America for single moms to live, based on five metrics including women's earning rates, violent crime rates and walk scores.

The top three cities for single moms are Rochester, NY, Port St. Lucie, FL, and Bakersfield, CA.

"We theorized that for single working moms, efficiency is highly important. The need to save time and stretch dollars is a way of life. The cities that made our top 10 list are scattered across the U.S., and reflect places where moms have access to affordable housing, can enroll their kids in good public schools, are able to earn a fair wage compared to working men, need not worry about high crime rates, and can live in walkable communities with limited commute times.

While these cities are also nice places to be a parent of any type - mom, dad, married, or single - this Mother's Day list was designed to give particular emphasis to the needs of single moms by identifying communities that are financially advantageous, safe, convenient, and conducive to raising children in the public school system."

Full Story: Zillow Names 10 Best Places for Single Moms to Live

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