RALEIGH, N.C. (WNCN) – There must be something about the South. 

Homes.com‘s list of the top family-friendly cities across America has nine Southern cities in its top 10. 

The lone top 10 city outside the South is Pittsburgh. 

At the top is Virginia Beach – followed by Raleigh at No. 2 and then Charlotte. 

Charlotte fell from the No. 1 spot in 2017 to No. 3 in 2019. 

Homes.come looked at six key factors to determine its list:

1) School quality

2) Park availability

3) Cost of living

4) Safety

5) Childcare availability

6) Commute length

Each of the six indicators was graded on a 5-point scale.

Virginia Beach received an overall score of 44.98 out of 50.

Raleigh earned a 44.25 while Charlotte was graded out as 42.93.

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