Best Place to Raise Kids in Vermont: North Bennington

Nearby city: Bennington
Population: 1,351
Median family income: $55,832
Avg. school math score: 78 (State avg.: 56.23)
Avg. school reading score: 78 (State avg.: 68.68)

North Bennington returns to the rankings as Vermont’s best place to raise kids after losing out last year to White River Junction. (North Bennington was last year’s runner-up.) This little village sits in the town of Bennington, home to one of the nation’s top private colleges. North Bennington, nestled in the Valley of Paran Creek, is historic and picturesque, with great outdoor opportunities and a tight-knit community.

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