Best Place to Raise Your Kids: Alabama

Best Place to Raise Your Kids: Alabama

Dothan

Nearest city: Tallahassee, Fla.
Population: 63,921
Median family income: $57,560
Runners-up: Auburn, Montgomery

Dothan, located near the Florida border—about 95 miles northwest of Tallahassee, Fla.—is a fast-growing agricultural town known as the "Peanut Capital of the World." The National Peanut Festival is held in Dothan each November. The community also has a botanical garden and opera house.