I apologize. When I think New York, I think New York City. And when I think California, I think Los Angeles. I personally wouldn't want my child raised in all that chaos. But I'm sure there are other places in those particular states that are more suitable for growing minds.
I think the quiet country is the best place to raise a child. Big cities offer little to nothing for a child's imagination. I guess I'm just shocked that beautiful places like Montana, Minnesota and the Dakotas aren't listed.