Walnut – The City of Walnut, nearly nine square miles of suburban living in the beautiful southern slopes of the San Jose Hills. Residents enjoy a peaceful ambiance, close enough to Los Angeles to enjoy many amenities and activities, but tucked far enough away to retain a charming, small-town feel.
CreditDonkey – a credit card comparison website that publishes data-driven analyses to help customers save money and make savvy financial decisions – recently published a study that evaluated the best cities to raise a family in Southern California.
The criterion used to determine the top cities was based upon populations of 25,000 plus; education levels; housing costs; household types; commute times; and residency. CreditDonkey studies have shown that the more educated residents are, the higher their quality of life seems to be.
Walnut, or Rancho de Nogales as it was originally known (Ranch of the Walnut Trees) – ranked at number nine out of ten in this particular study. Overall, the top cities highlighted are: 1) Poway; 2) Manhattan Beach; 3) South Pasadena; 4) Lake Forest; 5) Moorpark; 6) Rancho Santa Margarita; 7) Rancho Palos Verdes; 8) Cypress; 9) Walnut; and 10) Santee.
The City of Walnut has also been ranked in Money Magazine’s “America’s Best Small Towns” study in 2009 and 2011.
For more details on this study’s statistics, visit CreditDonkey.com.