Best place to raise kids in Nebraska: Tilden
Nearby city: Norfolk
Median family income: $51,841
A sleepy community in the northeastern section of Nebraska, Tilden is a classic American small town. The Tilden Community Park has soccer and baseball fields. There are a library and a 20-bed hospital. And just one mile north of town is the Elkhorn River, with excellent fishing for catfish and views of the river from the scenic Yellowbanks Wildlife Area.