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Edina makes magazine's top 10 list of best towns for families

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Family Circle magazine has included Edina in the national publication's annual list of the top ten best cities and towns for families.

The magazine assessed which places best met its family-friendly criteria, including affordable homes, quality schools, access to health care, green space, low crime rate and financial stability.

The report highlighted Edina Public School District's high standardized test scores and its 18:1 student/teacher ratio. The city received the highest school ranking of the ten locations.  

Edina garnered the top ten spot from an initial pool of 1,700 cities and towns with populations between 15,000 and 150,000. From that, the magazine selected localities with a high concentration of households with an average income of $75,000. 

The magazine did not rank the winners in any particular order.

The other towns and cities listed in the top ten include: Sun Prairie, Wisconsin; Noblesville, Indiana; Perrysburg, Ohio; Rockwall, Texas; Evans, Georgia; Sherwood, Oregon; Indian Trail, North Carolina, Kenmore, Washington, and Henderson, Tennessee.