Three towns in Beaufort County were named on a recent list of "Best Towns to Raise a Family in South Carolina".
Niche.com, a research site that helps people choose schools and neighborhoods, recently released its 2015 Best Towns to Raise a Family. Users can search towns by state and nationally.
The data-driven rankings compare U.S. places based on age demographics, school ratings, crime rates, access to affordable housing, child care, libraries and number of grocery stores. A high ranking indicates that a town attracts young families with good schools and a safe community. Niche.com analyzed 4,280 towns and ranked 1,557.
The top 10 towns to raise a family in South Carolina were:
- Port Royal
- Rock Hill
The top five towns nationally were:
- Carmel, Ind.
- San Ramon, Calif.
- Redmond, Wash.
- Snoqualmie, Wash.
- Cupertino, Calif.