Best towns for raising families in New England
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Bloomberg Businessweek recently released its sixth annual survey of the "Best Places to Raise Your Kids," and the results have fluctuated over the years. Using data such as school performance, crime rates, and job growth, editors determined a top pick for each of the 50 states in the nation. Here are the top choices for each state in New England this year, as well as which towns the magazine chose in 2010 and 2011.