Best place to raise kids in Arkansas: Judsonia
Nearby city: Searcy
Median family income: $42,364
A small city along Little Red River, Judsonia is known as a quiet community with a low crime rate. The largest employer in the town is American Bronze Craft, a maker of bronze plaques and memorials, which has 17 employees, according to the company. Many residents commute to other areas for work. Judsonia Elementary School serves prekindergarten to sixth-grade students, and high school students can attend Riverview High School in nearby Searcy, according to the White County government. In addition to Judsonia’s parks and community center, Searcy offers such recreational sites as a skating rink and rock climbing gym.