Best Place to Raise Your Kids: New York

Best Place to Raise Your Kids: New York

Tonawanda

Nearest city: Buffalo
Population: 57,922
Median family income: $63,827
Runners-up: Irondequoit, Cheektowaga

Tonawanda, a northern suburb of Buffalo, has one of the state's largest school districts, which includes the Village of Kenmore and most of the Town of Tonawanda. It contains 13 schools.