Best place to raise kids in Kansas: Wilson
Nearby city: Salina
Median family income: $59,411
Wilson, in the Smoky Hills region of Central Kansas, is five miles from Wilson Lake and offers museums, historical sites, parks, ballfields, and youth recreational facilities. The city, about 55 miles from Salina, became home to many Czech Bohemians in the 1800s, according to smithsonianmag.com, and is today known as the Czech Capital of Kansas. Wilson holds an annual Czech Festival with a parade, music, crafts, and food, according to wilsonks.com.