10/12/2011 01:44 pm ET Updated Dec 12, 2011

The Best Cities For Working Mothers 2011

For the third consecutive year, ForbesWoman has tracked down the data and tallied the numbers to determine the best U.S. cities for working moms and their families to call home—and this year’s No. 1 is a real surprise.

Buffalo, NY, rocketed from last year’s No. 10 spot to become FORBES 2011 No. 1 Best City For Working Mothers, knocking several other cities—including last year’s No. 1, New York City, from the top 10. Buffalo is home to one of Working Mother’s best companies, State University of New York at Buffalo, where employees are given a generous 28 weeks of job-guaranteed time off when they give birth, father or adopt a child.