Best Place to Raise Your Kids: Arizona

Best Place to Raise Your Kids: Arizona

Tucson

Nearest city: Tucson
Population: 523,006
Median family income: $47,472
Runners-up: Yuma, Casas Adobes

Tucson, surrounded by mountains and the beauty of the Sonora desert, is an affordable city that is home to the University of Arizona and University Medical Center, which are among its largest employers. It's also a relatively affordable place to live, with more than 100 parks, a good public transportation system, and many public and private golf courses.