A recent article by Forbes listed the top cities for working parents. Gilbert topped the list, followed by Chandler, Mesa and Scottsdale in 3rd, 10th and 11th place, respectively.
“Personal finance site NerdWallet partnered with Business Insider to create this list of the Best Cities for Working Parents,” the article states. “In ranking each city, NerdWallet took four factors into account: Cost of living in that city, cost of child care, quality of available education, and the percentage of households with children.”
With a median household income of nearly $78,000, more than three quarters of Gilbert’s households include children. Likewise, high-ranking schools and child care costs ranging from $7,398 to $8,671 (for a four year old or an infant, respectively) propels the town to the top of the chart.
“Gilbert has transformed itself from the 'Hay Shipping Capital of the World' to a diverse suburban center," wrote NerdWallet in its review. "With moderate costs and a high median household income, Gilbert offers affordability and also high-quality schools."
To view the original report, please click here.