Chicago Makes Top 10 List of Cities for Moms

Chicago top city for momsMother’s Day got the folks at Redfin (a blog that delivers the latest news and analysis on local real estate markets) thinking about where they could find the best cities for moms and not surprisingly, Chicago made the Top 10 list.
Chicago came in at no. 8 on the Redfin Top 10 Best Cities for Moms list for it’s multitude of family-friendly things to do, shopping opportunities and ways for mom to kick back and relax.
For the analysis, the Redfin team decided to focus on fun, relaxation, easy entertainment for the kids and books, poring through 300,000 homes for sale across 25 metro areas around the country looking for for-sale listings that had hot tubs for a relaxing soak at the end of the day, nearby parks where the kids can burn off their energy without tearing up the house, were close to shopping, so mom can take a break and have some fun or had a library close by where kids and moms can expand their knowledge.
They then calculated the percentage of listings in each area that had hot tubs, nearby parks, shopping or libraries, and ranked the cities by their total percentage in all four categories to create an overall mom-friendly rating.
The area with the most mom-friendly homes was Los Angeles, where 5.2 percent of listings had a hot tub, 12.5 percent were near a park, 13.5 percent had convenient shopping and 4.7 percent were near libraries.
How did Chicago homes for sale fare? 4.1 percent of listings had a hot tub, 10.5 percent were near a park, 9.9 percent had convenient shopping and 2.1 percent were near libraries.