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State College ranked one of the best places to raise a family

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Energetic Amina Mannaa loves to make silly videos, and shows off The Arboretum at Penn State children section.
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Energetic Amina Mannaa loves to make silly videos, and shows off The Arboretum at Penn State children section.

A recently released list says that State College is among the most family-friendly towns.

Livability ranked State College No. 6 on its 2018 10 Best Places to Raise a Family list.

“It’s home to Penn State University, which plays a huge role in making State College a family-friendly borough,” according to Livability.

The No. 1 spot went to Moscow, Idaho, which is home to the University of Idaho.

The ranking criteria includes number of potential playmates (percent of the population that is younger than 6); quality of public schools; measures of children’s health; affordability of housing and transportation options; cost of child care; number of day care options; and parks and libraries.

Livability also cited the children’s garden at The Arboretum at Penn State and the student-to-teacher ratio at State College Area School District as some of the positives associated with raising a family in State College.

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