What is the best city for families to relocate to?

Where is the best city to live with a family?

Whether you are relocating abroad for work or the weather, choosing the right place to move your family is paramount. While the definition of a perfect family city can vary from person to person, this blog will introduce you to some of the best cities around the world that cater to the needs and desires of families. So, if you’re contemplating a move, here are some top cities that should be on your radar.

Melbourne, Australia

Currently sitting at number three in this year’s Economist Intelligence Unit’s Global Liveability Index, Melbourne is often lauded for its quality of life and family-friendliness. Environmental sustainability is essential to Melburnians and there are already 4.8 million sq. metres of green public parkland in Melbourne’s city centre making it an ideal spot for outdoor activities. Melbourne is well known for its changeable weather patterns with its inhabitants boast of having “four Seasons in one day”. Due to this, and unlike other parts of Australia, the city doesn’t tend to have extended periods of extreme heat. It’s Summer average sits at a comfortable 26 degrees, providing a perfect climate for busy family life. The city’s cultural scene is vibrant, offering numerous museums, art galleries, and family-friendly events. Their café culture and infamous “Melbourne Brunch” scene is world class so you can expect exceptional coffee and award winning food!

Toronto, Canada

Toronto is the largest city in Canada, situated in the Province of Ontario, Southeastern Canada. Toronto consistently ranks as one of the safest and most liveable cities in the world and is ranked number 9 in the Economist Intelligence Unit’s Global Liveability Index for 2023. Toronto is a major economic centre with a diverse job market. If you’re looking for employment or career advancement, especially in fields like finance, technology, healthcare, and the arts, Toronto can be a great place to find opportunities. The city’s abundant green spaces, museums, and recreational facilities make it an excellent place to raise children. Don’t worry about the cold Canadian climate either. Toronto is fairly mild, in fact, on an average monthly basis London is colder!

San Diego, USA

Known as America’s Finest City, San Diego is located in the southern part of California situated on the coast of the Pacific Ocean. The city enjoys a mild, Mediterranean climate with warm, dry summers and mild winters. The city experiences plenty of sunshine throughout the year, making it an ideal place for outdoor activities. San Diego is surrounded by natural beauty and families can enjoy plenty of activities such as hiking, biking, sailing, and golfing. It isn’t short of family friendly attractions either, including the San Diego Zoo, SeaWorld San Diego, Balboa Park and USS Midway Museum.


Singapore may be a small island city-state, but it’s a big player when it comes to family-friendliness. The city’s emphasis on cleanliness and safety creates a pleasant and healthy living environment for families. It is well known for its low crime rate, making it a safe environment for families and parents who can feel secure raising their children in the city. Singapore offers a high-quality education system, including both public and private schools. The city is home to numerous international schools, making it more suitable for expat families as well. It might be an island nation but Singapore is a major transportation hub in Southeast Asia providing easy access to other countries and destinations in the region.

Auckland, New Zealand

Auckland, or the “City of Sails” is encircled by two stunning harbours and the adjoining Hauraki Gulf. The city is surrounded by 48 volcanoes and numerous picturesque islands all offering breathtaking views of the ocean, beaches, and lush green landscapes. Consistently ranked as one of the World’s most liveable cities Auckland offers quality education, healthcare, and a relaxed outdoor lifestyle. Although it is New Zealand’s largest and most cosmopolitan city Auckland still boasts beautiful beaches, hiking trails, and family-friendly attractions – an ideal city for children of any age.

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