Lies. All LIES!

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According to Parenting Magazine, the District of Columbia has been named the best place to raise a family.

1. Washington, DC

The history, the government, the breathtaking architecture and inspiring monuments—you don’t have to be a child to get an amazing education in this city. Our nation’s capital is also known for its plenitude of museums—in fact, there are 44, second only to the Big Apple! If your kid enjoys visiting the National Air and Space Museum, imagine fostering his love of airplanes with trips to nearby Gravelly Point Park for front-seat views of the takeoffs and landings at Reagan National Airport. The Capital Crescent Trail, a hard-surface trail from Georgetown to Bethesda, MD, developed on an abandoned rail bed, is a great bike trip that is off the beaten track.

Family dinner nights are easy at quirky local favorites like Matchbox restaurants or Busboys & Poets—both provide a place adults and kids can enjoy. And, of course, any child growing up in Washington, DC, will have a special place in his heart for the famous cherry blossoms and festival held each spring.

Someone clearly lied to these people. Don’t get me wrong. I love the district, but as a place to raise a family? I’m not so sure about that idea.  Besides DC public schools overall abysmal showing every year there other incredible schools like Duke Ellington School of the Arts and School Without Walls. I would have loved to have gone to these schools had I stayed in the district. However, the likelihood that every kid in the district will have the opportunity to attend is very low. And I do enjoy that you can experience nature while still being in the middle of the city. I think that aspect of DC makes it unique, but does that make DC the best place to raise a family? Not so sure. And I would NEVER recommend Busboys & Poets as a place to take children. Maybe on a Sunday morning, but any other time time? NO. Anyways, check out some comments about DC’s latest honor. They echo some of my sentiments exactly.



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