Best place to raise kids in Alaska: Kodiak
Nearby city: Homer
Median family income: $80,464
Kodiak, the main city on Kodiak Island, is the main gateway to the island and has an airport and ferry terminal. About a one-hour flight from Anchorage, the city is home to four public elementary schools, one middle school, one high school, and Kodiak College, a branch of the University of Alaska Anchorage. In addition to access to outdoor recreation, the city also offers cultural amenities, such as museums, and annual community events.