Courtesy of Megan Zander

5 Reasons To Raise Your Kids In New England

Are you a parent who's looking to relocate? Or maybe just wondering what it's like to raise your kids somewhere else? People in the Northeast may no be able to agree on a favorite sports team, but we all know that New England is a great place to raise a family. First off, we have seasons — yep, all four of 'em — and there are so many things to see and explore, both inside your home state and beyond.

Day trips don't take forever and it doesn't mean spending hours trapped in the car together with the kids. (Score!) We have (probably) the best food options on the U.S. (and that's not biased at all), and there's something to do literally year round. Oh, and we get pummeled with snow year after year. What's not to love about that?

Here are the best reasons to raise your kid in the Northeast, because if I had to pick a favorite region, I'd be hard pressed to find a better one than this.

We Have Seasons

 In some parts of the country kids don't even own winter jackets, but kids in New England get to experience the four seasons in all their glory. Our kids appreciate when Autumn arrives to bring a reprieve from the summer heat, and there's nothing quite like experiencing a white Christmas.

Three Words: The Big E

The Eastern States Expo is a gigantic fair held every fall with buildings dedicated to each of the New England states to share their food, tourism, and personality with visitors. Visiting The Big E each year is a cherished tradition for many New England families, and every kid remembers their first giant cream puff.

The Fall Foliage

People travel from all over the world to marvel at the changing leaves each year, but our kids just have to look outside the window to see the trees awash in color.

Epic Field Trips

Children living in New England don't just read about the Pilgrims, they get to actually visit Plymouth and see the legendary rock for themselves. New England is filled with interesting historical sites that lend a real-life counterbalance to history books. What better way to see history come alive?

The Ocean

Summers filled with salty sea breezes are a huge part of many childhoods in New England. Our kids can gaze upon the ocean, surf, or even take up a quintessential New England pastime: sailing. The best part? They don't have to plan a vacation to do it. We all pile into the car and hit the closest shore.

Images Courtesy of Megan Zander, Giphy (5)