PHOENIX — Working parents in the Valley must be the envy of their counterparts all across the country. The town of Gilbert has been rated the top city in America for them, and four other Phoenix suburbs were among the top 15.
Personal-finance site nerdwallet and BusinessInsider compiled a list of 25 American cities where it’s great to be working parents. Besides Gilbert, two other Valley cities landed in the top 10 — Chandler came in third and Mesa was 10th.
Rounding out the metro Phoenix selections were Scottsdale (No. 11) and Glendale (No. 14).
Criteria included affordability in housing and child care and quality of schools.
Here’s what the site had to say about Gilbert:
Located near Phoenix, Gilbert has transformed itself from the “Hay Shipping Capital of the World” to a diverse suburban center. With moderate costs and a high median household income, Gilbert offers affordability and also high-quality schools. Almost 77% of households in Gilbert include children.
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