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Old 08-21-2016, 11:36 AM
 
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Other than schools being bad, Florida is a great place for kids. As far as schools go, there is always Mississippi and Alabama which are even worse.
Except FL schools aren't as bad as their reputation. There are actually some pretty good public schools if you know where to look
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Old 08-21-2016, 12:53 PM
 
Location: Spring Hill Florida
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Other than schools being bad, Florida is a great place for kids. As far as schools go, there is always Mississippi and Alabama which are even worse.


FL = Bad schools = outdated information
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Old 08-22-2016, 08:21 AM
 
Location: Davie, FL
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Ranking entire States like this is completely absurd and nothing but click bait. I bet Detroit is better than Weston for raising kids, right.....
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Old 08-22-2016, 08:31 AM
 
Location: Nashville TN, Cincinnati, OH
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I live in Miami Beach I would not want to raise kids here but the rest of the state might be a bit more down to earth and less superficial. Miami Beach suits my needs. Pine crest and Kendall area some nice areas to raise children in Dade County.
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Old 08-22-2016, 08:39 AM
 
Location: Fort Liquordale, Florida
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I live in Miami Beach I would not want to raise kids here but the rest of the state might be a bit more down to earth and less superficial. Miami Beach suits my needs. Pine crest and Kendall area some nice areas to raise children in Dade County.
Kendall? U must be joking right? Are you Colombian? Private schooling is the only way to go in South Florida or any private school north of Ocala is fine. Jacksonville has the best public schools in the state. I have no kids, but if I did Minnesota is the best place to raise kids today. Kansas, Utah and Montana are a few others.
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Old 08-22-2016, 09:39 AM
 
Location: Niceville, FL
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All of the "Best places" are comprised of small (somewhat obscure) communities in the same North-Central area. This certainly leads one to wonder about the objectivity or bias of the report and its inferred claims of national representation.

Just because you don't like the results doesn't mean that the methodology is flawed.

And kind of boring places often hit a lot of those kinds of metrics well- lower housing costs mean families can spend more on other things, you don't have people moving to the area without jobs or employers 'paying in sunshine' to drive labor costs down, smaller school districts are better able to distribute at risk students throughout the school population instead of clustering them higher concentrations of low performing schools...
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Old 08-23-2016, 09:22 AM
 
Location: SW Florida
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One of their factors was water quality!? Really.. Our water is perfectly fine and many have good water filtering systems.. Though we don't have kids (yet) we plan to in the future and see no reason why kids couldn't have a nice upbringing in Florida. There are well rated schools nearby us, lots of family activities and outdoor events for kids, lower crime rates, families with young children and so far we have met tons of friendly people (both natives and transients). I'm sure some areas(higher crime ect) would not be as ideal but.. That could also go for any state as well.
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Old 08-23-2016, 10:50 AM
 
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One of the key factors is that the company responsible for this study is called SmartA**-et.

Crapola surveys..water quality and blah..next thing they'll tell you FL is plagued by sharks, gators, mosquitoes, water scorpions, chupacabras etc.. and no kid should be raised in FL. I wonder if any of those (who publish these studies), if they have any kids? Next..
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Old 08-23-2016, 09:03 PM
 
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As a whole I'd have a hard time agreeing that Florida is the worst. They're probably close in awarding Ocala the crown of shame, though.
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Old 08-26-2016, 02:06 PM
 
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Kendall? U must be joking right? Are you Colombian? Private schooling is the only way to go in South Florida or any private school north of Ocala is fine. Jacksonville has the best public schools in the state. I have no kids, but if I did Minnesota is the best place to raise kids today. Kansas, Utah and Montana are a few others.
That's completely false. 16 of the top 25 public high schools in Florida are located in South Florida....

https://k12.niche.com/rankings/publi...all/s/florida/
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