Best Place to Raise Kids in Indiana: Pittsboro

Nearby city: Indianapolis
Population: 1,957
Median family income: $70,725
Avg. school math score: 95.33 (State avg.: 79.45)
Avg. school reading score: 92.67 (State avg.: 77.55)

Pittsboro holds a special place in the hearts of Nascar fans. Not only is this small Midwestern town close to the Indianapolis Motor Speedway; it is also the childhood home of four-time Sprint Cup Series Champion Jeff Gordon, who is No. 3 on the all-time wins list, with 85 victories notched on his wheel. Pittsboro is a good ol’-fashioned American community that is only about 30 minutes from downtown Indianapolis and Lucas Oil Stadium, home of the NFL’s Colts. But racing and football aren’t the only popular sports in the area. Pittsboro is also a short drive from more than 30 private and public golf courses.  Of the 50 places on this list, Pittsboro is the No. 9 best place in the U.S. to raise your kids.

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