Best place to raise kids in Arizona: Vail
Nearby city: Tucson
Median family income: $68,764
Runner-up: Picture Rocks
A growing community 22 miles southeast of Tucson, Vail overlooks the Rincon Mountains and is a quick drive from Colossal Cave Mountain Park and other parks. It is also home to the Del Lago Gold Club, an 18-hole golf course. The Vail School District, which ranks highly on greatschools.org, has seven elementary schools, four middle schools, two comprehensive high schools, an alternative high school, and two charter schools, according to the district website.