Best place to raise kids in Oklahoma: Glenpool
Nearby city: Tulsa
Median family income: $59,374
Runner-up: Fort Gibson
The motto of Glenpool, "Creating Opportunity," doesn't lie. The city reported that its retail sales grew from $91 million in 2008 to $125 million in 2009 as development pushed south from Tulsa toward Glenpool. Hence, the city has done far better than most during the recession. For recreation, the city boasts great schools, a skate park, and golf courses.