Several Capital Region places have been ranked among the best to raise a family in Upstate New York.

I think we can all agree, the Capital Region is a pretty awesome place to start and raise a family. We have so many great communities, as well as school districts to choose where to live. And now a New York Upstate story is shining a light on some of those great spots raise kids.

Lending Tree recently ranked their top 100 places in New York to raise a family, and NYUP filtered those down to the 33 best in Upstate New York. 3 Capital Region places made this list: Colonie at #4, Scotia at #6 and Saratoga Springs at #28. Lending Tree says their rankings are based on data points like "...housing prices, the quality of the school system and available job opportunities."

You can see the full Lending Tree rankings here, and NYUP's Upstate New York rankings here.