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Best Cities for Working Moms

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Best Cities for Working Moms

Being a working mother is like real estate: it’s all about location, location, location. ForbesWoman crunched the numbers and came up with its third annual list of the top 50 U.S. cities for working moms. But it’s not just a healthy economy that’s figured into the rankings, it’s also factors that directly impact working moms — childcare expenses, quality of health care and education and average commute times.

This year’s list was the first to look at these less obvious factors, and it had a direct impact on the rankings. New York and Washington, D.C., for instance, dropped down the rankings due to their long commute times and exorbitant childcare costs. It’s interesting then, to consider what other factors could be added to the list, and how these would impact the rankings. What are other important statistics to consider when looking at an area’s hospitality towards working moms? Let us know in the comments!

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Katie Waldeck

Katie is a freelance writer focused on pets, food and women’s issues. A Chicago native and longtime resident of the Pacific Northwest, Katie now lives in Oakland, California.

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9:30AM PDT on Apr 6, 2013

nice information to have if considering a move

2:18AM PDT on May 16, 2012

Thank you what a great article.

10:31PM PDT on May 10, 2012

thanks :)

7:49PM PDT on May 8, 2012

I love D.C.

12:16PM PDT on May 8, 2012

It looks like I'm living on the wrong coast.

1:46PM PST on Nov 9, 2011

good to know

2:48PM PDT on Oct 15, 2011

lucky moms who live in those areas

12:17AM PDT on Oct 15, 2011

thanks

10:10PM PDT on Oct 14, 2011

It seems that working moms are not so important in big cities, thanks for sharing!?

8:36PM PDT on Oct 14, 2011

I'm surprized!

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