Simpsonville Makes Family Circle Top Ten Places to Raise a Family

Hell’s Angels be damned! From The Tribune-Times:

Family Circle Magazine has named Simpsonville to its annual list of “10 Best Towns for Families: 2010.”

The magazine picked Simpsonville as one of its “perfect places to raise kids” and ranked the city among the top in the country for its affordable home prices, parks and recreation, schools and giving spirit.

The article in the issue that launched July 7 lauds Simpsonville’s family friendly atmosphere, its Freedom Weekend Aloft festival and local parks and recreation facilities, such as the Golden Strip YMCA and the Discovery Island Water Park.

“We have focused for many years now in building a family friendly community and trying to provide places and opportunities for families to spend quality time together,” Mayor Dennis Waldrop said. “This in my mind confirms what we have tried to accomplish.”

Residents feel safe with a low crime rate and can enjoy a small-town atmosphere downtown or numerous parks and recreational facilities, Waldrop said.

“I think if you look at the entire community and look at the atmosphere around here, how could they not choose us?” he asked.

Living in Mauldin I often find myself in Simpsonville and thinking I should have just moved there. It’s got some great restaurants, nice parks and a 24-hour Bi-Lo. If you’re looking to move down here you could do worse than Simpsonville.

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