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Places to raise kids, and places parents leave.

Texas is a great place to raise children, and big cities are bad places to do so. Washington, D.C. ranks fifth among cities with the least kids in America. I become a father in June, and I can tell you the D.C. area is a very tough place to raise children. Child care costs are ridiculously high, and expectations for the kids who grow up in this area are insane.

I want my daughter to be smart, but people in this area are obsessed with their kids getting into Harvard. Teens have committed suicide because they didn't get an A.

I'd love to stay in the D.C. area as my kids grow up, but that may just not be practical.