Best Place to Raise Kids in Virginia: Blacksburg

Nearby city: Roanoke
Population: 41,383
Median family income: $83,670
Avg. school math score: 90.17 (State avg.: 88.11)
Avg. school reading score: 93.42 (State avg.: 88.85)

The No. 1 best place to raise your kids in the U.S. Between the Alleghany Mountains and the Blue Ridge, Blacksburg is an upscale college town that is home to Virginia Tech. The area is known for education and lays claim to seven great public schools for the younger students.

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