Best Place to Raise Your Kids: Rhode Island

Best Place to Raise Your Kids: Rhode Island

Cranston

Nearest city: Providence
Population: 80,786
Median family income: $69,434
Runners-up: Pawtucket, Warwick

Cranston is just five miles from Providence and includes the northern portion of historic Pawtuxet Village, which was settled in 1638. The village has gorgeous old colonial houses along the Pawtuxet River.