If you're keen to move to your family to an area with outstanding schools, plenty of job opportunities and low levels of crime, then Bath is the place to go according to new research.
The Somerset city, famed for its Roman-built baths, has come top for the second year running in MoneySuperMarket's annual review of 35 towns and cities.
We reveal house prices, school and crime info for the most and least family-friendly cities, and explain how to finance your next move.
MoneySuperMarket's annual Family Living Index ranks 35 cities based on six factors that could impact family life including:
Despite its relatively punchy average house price of £346,000, Bath has been crowned the best place in which to raise a family thanks to its strong job opportunities and good schools.
Our gallery reveals the other top five areas for raising a family according to MoneySuperMarket.
At the other end of the scale, Bristol has displaced London as the least desirable place to raise a family.
The shift is down to a 33% rise in content theft and a decline in the number of schools rated 'outstanding', according to MoneySuperMarket's analysis.
London, despite having the highest average income of the cities, was the second least desirable city thanks to its high average house price of £479,000.
Meanwhile, Edinburgh has dropped four places in the overall rankings of all 35 cities analysedthanks to an increase in contents theft claims.
Deciding where to buy a house, particularly if you're relocating, is hard - and even more so when you've got a family with varying needs to consider.
It's well worth doing in-depth research and making sure the areas you're looking at tick all the right boxes for now and the future, depending on how long you intend to stay there.
Whether your priorities are green spaces and schools or commuting time to work, start by making a list of your requirements and scoring them in order of importance. This will help you work out what you're prepared to compromise on what's non-negotiable.
Once you've decided where you want to move to, the next step is sorting out your finances to see if you can afford a property in the area.
However, this could be tricky if you need to borrow more, which is likely if you are moving to a bigger home.
If you need to borrow more it might be worth exiting your current deal and finding a new mortgage for your next home.
To decide which were the most and least family-friendly cities, MoneySuperMarket combined a number of data sources: