Fortune has named San Marcos in San Diego County as one of the best place to live for families in the United States.
Fox 5 San Diego says San Marcos has a top-ranked school district, a diverse population, an efficient public transportation and quality medical care, placing it 20th on the list.
The city’s parks, trails, shops and weather were also highlighted as major positives to offer for families.
The study analyzed around 2,000 cities and towns across the U.S. and more than 215,000 data points across five categories - Education, Aging resources, General wellness, Financial health, and Livability.
To ensure the winning places were cities where residents could afford to buy homes, Fortune eliminated locations with home sale prices that “were more than twice as high as the state median and/or more than 2.75 times higher than the national median.”
The Top 25 Best Cities to Live in according to Fortune are:
Ann Arbor, Michigan
Morrisville, North Carolina
West Chicago, Illinois
West Windsor, New Jersey
South Portland, Maine
Parsippany–Troy Hills, New Jersey
Sugar Land, Texas
Iowa City, Iowa
Maryland Heights, Missouri
San Marcos, California
Walla Walla, Washington
Statesville, North Carolina
Mauldin, South Carolina
Check out Fortune’s full study on the best cities for families to live in the U.S. here.