If you’re a single dad living in Boston, we have good news for you. Boston actually ranks in the Top 10 of 2023’s best cities to live if you’re a single dad in America. The website lawnstarter.com researched the 200 biggest cities in the country and determined which ones reigned supreme for juggling the many responsibilities that come with being a single father. The statistics came from 6 categories: affordability, child care, health and education, home and outdoors, work life balance and community support rank.
After looking at the cities in the top 10, we found it interesting that with Boston being #10, it actually ranked toward the bottom in affordability. So while Boston may have scored super high in the other 5 categories, it scored VERY low in the affordability area. Boston also scored low for child care. This means the other categories bumped Boston up higher on the list. One category specifically being work-life balance where Boston landed at #2. Boston was also #19 in community support which is also a great rank. Knowing all of this, it sounds like Boston is considered a great place for single dads in every aspect with the exception of being able to comfortably afford living here.
The other area where Boston scored very well was support groups for single dads. Boston actually ranked #4 for the most support groups for single dads per 10,000 single dads. So, you may not be able to afford living here as a single dad, but rest assured, you’ll be surrounded by other single dads who can’t afford living here either. You can all support each other.
Let’s take a look at the rest of the cities that placed in the top 15 on the list. Just in case you decide you want to move somewhere that’s a little more affordable. And let this be a reminder to everyone, Father’s Day is June 18th.