Best Place to Raise Your Kids: Hawaii

Best Place to Raise Your Kids: Hawaii

Honolulu

Nearest city: Honolulu
Population: 377,399
Median family income: $74,504
Runners-up: Hilo

Honolulu, the state capital, is surrounded by gorgeous beaches, rainforests, waterfalls, and mountain ranges. But there is more to Honolulu than surfing, sunny weather, and sandy beaches. It also has a thriving arts scene, great ethnic restaurants, and each year it hosts the NFL Pro Bowl and college football's Hawaii Bowl. The island of Oahu also has a strong military presence, including Schofield Barracks, the state's largest Army post.