When you become a parent, picking a place to live becomes a much different process.

When I was younger, I would look for places that had an awesome nightlife or a town that was known to have tons of places to go out and about.

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When my son Avry was born, I started thinking about playgrounds, school districts, and places that were perfect for kids.

So if you are in the process of looking for a new place to live and you have kids, these towns are the best for raising a family in Western New York according to Niche.com.

The rankings are based on location, including the quality of local schools, crime rates, housing trends, employment statistics, and access to amenities in an attempt to measure the overall quality of an area.

1. Williamsville - Williamsville got an overall grade of A+ and got high grades for housing and being good for families.

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2. Eggertsville - Eggertsville got high grades for nightlife, public schools, and being a good place for families.

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3. Clarence Center - Clarence Center got good grades for public schools, housing, and being a good place for families.

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4. Parkside - Parkside received good grades for Nightlife, diversity, and being a good place for families.

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5. Central Park - Central Park got good grades for Nightlife and diversity.

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6. East Aurora - East Aurora was praised for good schools, housing, and being a good place to raise a family.

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7. Kenmore - Kenmore got an overall grade of an A. Kenmore got high marks for public schools, nightlife, and being a good place for families.

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8. Harris Hill - Harris Hill is home to over 5800 residents. Harris Hill got good grades for housing, public schools, and nightlife.

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9. North Buffalo - North Buffalo got good grades for diversity, nightlife, and being a good place to raise a family.

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10. Elmwood Village - The Elmwood Strip got high marks for nightlife, diversity, and being a good place to raise a family.

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You can see all the rankings of the best places to raise a family in Western New York HERE.

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