Vancouver listed as good place to be soccer parent

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Vancouver — Based on the costs associated with being a parent of a young athlete, a personal finance website has placed Vancouver on its list of the best 20 cities in the country to be a soccer mom or dad. A recent analysis by www.nerdwallet.com of the average cost of gasoline, vehicle insurance, snack prices, as well as the number of local soccer clubs, led to Vancouver being ranked the 15th-best city to raise a soccer star. The top city, out of 117 communities analyzed, was Tacoma. The other Washington city on the top 20 was Seattle, in 12th place.

See the entire list and learn about the methodology at www.nerdwallet.com/blog/insurance/2014/08/18/cities-soccer-moms-dads-insurance.