Public safety, economic health, diversity and education cited in Money Magazine ranking
Monterey Park has again been named as one of the top communities in the U.S, this time as one of the “10 Best Places in America to Raise a Family.”
This latest recognition marks the second time this year Monterey Park has been singled out as one of the best communities to live, work and play in the United States.
“We are truly honored and excited to have been named as one of the best places to raise a family in America,” Mayor Teresa Real Sebastian said. “Thanks goes to our residents, businesses, school districts and city staff that have been working side-by-side to keep Monterey Park safe and our educational standards high. There is still progress to be made, but I think this shows the strong level of commitment that this community has to support our families,” the mayor added.
In the Time.com/Money Magazine ranking, Monterey Park placed #2 in the entire U.S., following #1 North Arlington, New Jersey. To compile the “Best Places in America to Raise a Family” list, Money Magazine considered factors such as public safety, economic health, cultural diversity, education, libraries, parks, kid-friendly activities and affordability.
For more information and links to media clips, please visit the city website at www.MontereyPark.ca.gov or click http://www.montereypark.ca.gov/1195/Best-Places-to-Live.
Ron Bow, City Manager