Best place to raise kids in Hawaii: Pearl City
Nearby city: Honolulu
Median family income: $88,696
Runner-up: Ewa Beach
Pearl City, on the north side of Pearl Harbor, comprises several residential subdivisions and offers residents access to parks and playgrounds. It has public bus service and is close to strip malls and the Pearlridge Shopping Center. The Pearl City complex of schools includes eight elementary schools, Highlands Intermediate School, and Pearl City High School, which has a noted music program, according to real estate website prudentiallocations.com.