Best Place to Raise Your Kids: Montana

Best Place to Raise Your Kids: Montana

Great Falls

Nearest city: Great Falls
Population: 55,054
Median family income: $50,762
Runners-up: Missoula, Billings

Great Falls is the third-largest city in Montana, with a population of 57,000. It rests on the banks of the Missouri River, about 120 miles south of the Canadian border. The town, which has a low cost of living, is home to Malmstrom Air Force Base and is a short distance from a number of waterfalls.