Priorities change when you become an adult. When you get engaged, married and start a family, certain things become more important than they did when you were younger. Finding the right place to live is without a doubt one of those things.

New York is such an interesting state, because of the vast differences in every region. You have New York City and Long Island, which is different than Western New York. You also have upstate New York and the Southern Tier, which are more rural than the extreme ends of the state.

Quite the range of places to choose to raise a family in.

Home Snacks compiled a list of the 10 best places to raise a family in New York State. They update the list every year, including 2021.

Factors for cities include crime rates and the quality of schools. That goes into a Family Friendly Amenities score that ranks the top 10.

A couple of the towns are close to Western New York, including two in the Finger Lakes region and spending summers there, it's no secret at all that the Finger Lakes region is a fantastic place to raise a family.

Here are the best places to raise a family in New York State.

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