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Family Circle Ranks Elmhurst ‘Ten Best U.S. Towns for Families’

Elmhurst selected for its stellar schools, affordable housing and giving spirit.

Family Circle Ranks Elmhurst ‘Ten Best U.S. Towns for Families’

Elmhurst residents have been saying it for years, and now Family Circle magazine is helping spread the word. The August 2014 issue, on newsstands now, names Elmhurst as one of the Ten Best U.S. Towns for Families.

“It’s an honor for Elmhurst to be recognized as a terrific place to live,” Mayor Steve Morley said. “Our city provides superior services, great schools and a robust business climate.”

Family Circle worked with Onboard Informatics, a New York City research firm, to compile a list of 4,200 cities with populations between 10,000 and 150,000, and then culled those with a high concentration of households with median incomes between $50,000 and $100,000. Elmhurst has approximately 45,000 residents and a median household income of about $88,000.

The magazine then measured the towns against family-friendly criteria: affordable homes, quality schools, access to health care, green space, low crime rate and financial stability.

The article highlights Karen and Rich Stezowski of Elmhurst, who cite great schools and a pedestrian-friendly downtown as just two of the many reasons to live here.

“Elmhurst has everything a family could want,” Karen says. “This community is a dream destination.”

Other U.S. towns that made the Family Circle list include:


  • Westborough, MA

  • Camas, WA

  • Franklin, TN

  • Westfield, IN

  • Woodbury, MN

  • Boerne, TX

  • Lake Mary, FL

  • Apex, NC

  • Brecksville, OH


This marks the eighth year Family Circle has ranked the best towns for families. Visit the City of Elmhurst for more information.

Source: City of Elmhurst/Family Circle

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