Minneapolis-St. Paul’s low crime and unemployment rates nudged the Twin Cities past Washington, D.C., and Boston to gain the top spot on Forbes magazine’s best city for working mothers list.
The survey weighed women’s income, cost of living, availability of pediatricians, safety, employment and spending on education. The magazine rated the nation’s 50 largest metropolitan areas.
Pittsburgh and Baltimore rounded out the top five cities.
Sun Belt cities languished near the bottom of the survey, perhaps because they’ve been hard hit by the recession.