Education Professor Dr. Maria Sargent is featured expert in WalletHub Ohio city's ranking story AU Education Professor Dr. Maria Sargent was a featured expert in WalletHub's "2020 Best Places to Raise a Family in Ohio".
She said there is a connection between a child's development and a family's quality of life and the city in which they live. "But this influence is strongly impacted by the diversity represented by the state's families. That is why families must know their definition of 'quality of life' and the non-negotiable items that they feel their child/children need to develop. A rural location may represent quality perfectly for one family and be inadequate for a family who wants quick accessibility to museums or a major dance school," she said. "Once you factor in diversity, any location may be perfect for a wide population. A wise state will understand this difference and begin to market their locations in ways that make that geographic area attractive to the families who will value that type of lifestyle."
WalletHub's top three Ohio cities were (in order) Powell, Perrysburg and New Albany.
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