San Marcos picked for Fortune’s list of 25 Best Places to Live for Families

September 30, 2022

Congrats to the City of San Marcos on this distinction! The City‚Äôs diverse communities and quality schools, housing, and other resources make it an ideal home for multigenerational families. Congressman Peters looks forward to helping expand on these achievements if he’s re-elected in the new CA50.

Read more about it in this September 29th piece from the San Diego Union Tribune, posted below:

San Marcos picked for Fortune’s list of 25 Best Places to Live for Families

By Linda McIntosh

September 29, 2022

San Marcos was picked as one of the Fortune 25 Best Places to Live for Families. The North County city was chosen out of a group of nearly 2,000 cities and towns across the country that had 25,000 to 750,000 residents.

San Marcos, with a population of roughly 95,000, was ranked as No. 20. The top ranked city was Ann Arbor, Mich., followed by Wylie, Texas, and Olathe, Kan. Tustin in Orange County was ranked 12th.

The new ranking, which was published Wednesday by Fortune magazine, looked at communities that best served the ‚ÄúSandwich Generation‚ÄĚ ‚ÄĒ those raising children at the same time as caring for aging parents and working at full-time jobs.

The study looked at the resources offered in a community that helped multigenerational families, such as housing, high-quality schools with high graduation rates and affordable nearby colleges, along with high-quality nursing homes, assisted living communities, home health care services and prompt access to good health care providers.

Fortune collected more than 215,000 data points across five categories ranging from education, aging resources and general wellness to financial health and livability for each city evaluated.

The ranking did not include places with home sale prices that were more than twice as high as the state median or more than 2.75 times higher than the national median.

Fortune wanted to highlight places that offered diverse neighborhoods and eliminated towns from the ranking where more than 90 percent of the population is White, non-Hispanic. Fortune then compared the racial breakdown of a city against state benchmarks, removing cities that were less diverse than state or national medians.

To make sure the listing covered the best communities all across the country, the Fortune magazine editors determined there would be no more than two places per state among the top 25 places and no more than one winner per county or major metro area within a state.

Here is a link to the ranking:



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