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FishHawk Ranch Named One of Best Places to Raise a Family, a research site that helps people choose schools and neighborhoods, has ranked FishHawk Ranch Number Two  on its list of the top places to raise a family in Florida. The website considered key factors such as the cost of living, public schools, family amenities, safety and the strength of the local real estate market in its rankings, among other criteria.

FishHawk Ranch earned a B+ for both the number of public schools and students in the area, and family amenities, such as access to parks, outdoor activities, libraries and other cultural offerings. The website also noted the diversity of the community, scoring FishHawk Ranch with a B. The fact that more than half of residents (57%) have earned a college degree, and that children under age 14 account for more than a quarter of the population (30%) also added towards FishHawk Ranch’s positive ranking.

“We’re absolutely thrilled to be recognized,” said Pam Parisi, Vice President of Marketing for Newland Communities. “For nearly 20 years, families have sought out the opportunity to live in FishHawk Ranch because of our exceptional, A-rated schools, outstanding amenities and the true spirit of community that is at the heart of FishHawk Ranch. Our residents tell us time and time again that there’s no place else they would rather live and raise their children. And even after their children have grown, many residents still decide to remain in the community.”

FishHawk Ranch embodies the master planned community philosophy of Newland Communities, which has been nationally recognized for its award-winning communities where residents can live, play and work. ranked Westchase, in Hillsborough County as the Number One place to raise a family in Florida. Newland Communities originally developed that master-planned community, as well.

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