Zero Florida cities on Top 100 places to raise kids in the U.S. list

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MIAMI – Have they changed the famous saying to, Florida's a great place to visit, but I wouldn't want to raise children there?

Don't shoot the messenger, but apparently there are a lot better places to raise your kids than the Sunshine State.

In the new "Best Cities to Raise Kids in the U.S." list, not a single Florida city made the Top 100.

Not even Christmas, Florida, which sounds like a truly magical place to live.

Alarms.org used factors such as graduation rates, crime rates, health insurance coverage and median income to determine their rankings.

According to the organization, the rankings show the Top 100 cities that "have the right blend of qualities that allow children to fulfill their potential."

California can do no wrong with 47 cities on the list, while six Texas cities are among the top 100. Even Iowa and Rhode Island placed a city.

Rhode Island!

So please sit down with your children and apologize for raising them in a wonderful, anything-can-happen state like Florida.

Top 10 Cities to Raise Kids in the U.S.

  • San Ramon, California
  • Newton, Massachusetts
  • Newport Beach, California
  • Pleasanton, California
  • Flower Mountain, Texas
  • Livermore, California
  • Davis, California
  • Cambridge, Massachusetts
  • Yorba Linda, California
  • Boulder, Colorado