Best place to raise kids in South Carolina: Goose Creek
Nearby city: Charleston
Median family income: $66,405
The City of Goose Creek is a sleepy, upscale suburb of Charleston established in 1961. The history of the town, however, dates back to the 1600s. Today the town has a growing bike and trail system through safe, tree-lined streets and curling cul-de-sacs. For kids, recreation includes everything from gymnastics to piano lessons to belly dancing at local community centers.