Best Place to Raise Your Kids: North Carolina

Best Place to Raise Your Kids: North Carolina

Chapel Hill

Nearest city: Chapel Hill
Population: 56,431
Median family income: $93,873
Runners-up: Cary, Jacksonville

Chapel Hill is home to the University of North Carolina, part of the world-famous Research Triangle. It attracts residents who enjoy a healthy lifestyle, cultural and historic attractions, and an intellectual environment. The area is home to one of the most educated populations in the U.S., as reflected by the Chapel Hill-Carrboro City Schools' three high schools, four middle schools and 10 elementary schools. The district has the state's highest average SAT score. And more than 90% of students go on to college.