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Hartselle named No. 3 city for raising a family

Published 12:10pm Thursday, October 31, 2013

Hartselle has been named the No. 3 community for raising a family in Alabama, according to a study by a consumer advocacy website.

According to Nerdwallet, Hartselle ranks behind Auburn and Madison as the best places in Alabama to raise a family. The website analyzed national and statewide data on five factors: public school rating, median home value, ongoing cost of homeownership, median income and economic growth.

“Residents enjoy the city’s trails, a disc golf course at Sparkman Park and a new aquatic center,” the website stated about Hartselle. “In the immediate area, too, is a national forest and national wildlife refuge. Hartselle’s real estate market is also extremely affordable, with a median home value of $120,800.

The study can be found here: http://www.nerdwallet.com/blog/2013/best-towns-alabama-young-families/

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