Best Place to Raise Your Kids: Nevada

Best Place to Raise Your Kids: Nevada

Paradise

Nearest city: Las Vegas
Population: 203,438
Median family income: $63,343
Runners-up: Sunrise Manor, Spring Valley

Paradise, a census-designated place, actually includes the Vegas Strip and many other places considered by most visitors to be part of Las Vegas. The area, which has become increasingly affordable thanks to falling home prices, is home to world-class restaurants and stores and is a short drive from beautiful desert parks.