Middletown is Fortune’s #5 Best Place to Live for Families

Delaware town ranks highly in magazine’s analysis
of nearly 1,900 communities across United States

July 13, 2023

Fortune has ranked Middletown, Delaware, fifth on its 2023 list of the “50 Best Places to Live for Families,” noting that “Middletown offers residents a small-town atmosphere while providing easy access to major metros.”

The magazine evaluated nearly 1,900 cities, towns, suburbs, exurbs, villages and townships with approximately 20,000 residents from all 50 of the United States on more than 200,000 unique data points across five broad categories: education, aging resources, general wellness, financial health and livability. According to the business publication, these parameters “provided a broad universe of places that offered high-quality amenities in communities with a hometown feel.”

The rankings are as follows:

    1. Cambridge, Massachusetts
    2. Portsmouth, New Hampshire
    3. Silver Spring, Maryland
    4. Tualatin, Oregon
    5. Middletown, Delaware
    6. Olathe, Kansas
    7. Eastvale, California
    8. Wellington, Florida
    9. Greenburgh, New York
    10. Fitchburg, Wisconsin
    11. Eagan, Minnesota
    12. Round Rock, Texas
    13. West Chester Township, Ohio
    14. Lee’s Summit, Missouri
    15. Portland, Maine
    16. Kapolei, Hawaii
    17. Iowa City, Iowa
    18. Alexandria, Virginia
    19. Peachtree Corners, Georgia
    20. Concord, North Carolina
    21. South Burlington, Vermont
    22. Helena, Montana
    23. Teaneck, New Jersey
    24. Lacey, Washington
    25. Sierra Vista, Arizona
    26. Bensalem, Pennsylvania
    27. Midvale, Utah
    28. Waverly, Michigan
    29. Norwalk, Connecticut
    30. Fargo, North Dakota
    31. Summerville, South Carolina
    32. Georgetown, Kentucky
    33. Wheeling, West Virginia
    34. Omaha, Nebraska
    35. Sioux Falls, South Dakota
    36. Olive Branch, Mississippi
    37. Anchorage, Alaska
    38. Cranston, Rhode Island
    39. Cheyenne, Wyoming
    40. Denver, Colorado
    41. Lawrence, Indiana
    42. Little Rock, Arkansas
    43. Pocatello, Idaho
    44. Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
    45. Northport, Alabama
    46. Smyrna, Tennessee
    47. Spring Valley, Nevada
    48. Bolingbrook, Illinois
    49. Bossier City, Louisiana
    50. Las Cruces, New Mexico

    Middletown’s Fortune “50 Best Places to Live for Families” profile page is at https://fortune.com/well/ranking/best-places-families/2023/middletown/.

    Details about this year’s list and the methodology used to compile it is at https://fortune.com/well/ranking/best-places-families/2023/.