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11) Red Hook
Red Hook has a lot going for it in terms of family-focused resources. There's the ballfields and the public pool and all those bike lanes. Plus, you've got the waterfront and a lot of family-friendly eateries like the Red Hook Lobster Pound and Ft Defiance and IKEA, if you're into horse meat. But (and this is a big but), because of the lack of access to public transportation, Red Hook is isolated in a way that makes getting around with kids difficult. You might have to buy a car. And that's expensive. Which, also, Red Hook is expensive. And there isn't even a lot of housing stock available. So while Red Hook is definitely a great place to visit with kids, you really might not want to live there.