Best Place to Raise Kids in Nebraska: Arlington

Nearby city: Omaha
Population: 1,174
Median family income: $70,881
Avg. school math score: 98.69 (State avg.: 93.01)
Avg. school reading score: 99.67 (State avg.: 94.55)

The No. 2 best place to raise your kids in the U.S. A small, rural community 30 miles northwest of Omaha, Arlington is a classic Midwest farming town that hosts the annual Washington County Fair, with rabbit showmanship, mud volleyball, and other fun for the kids. Arlington public schools are top-notch, serving 600 students in an elementary, middle, and high school.

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