Best Place to Raise Your Kids: Tennessee

Best Place to Raise Your Kids: Tennessee

Clarksville

Nearest city: Nashville
Population: 118,209
Median family income: $53,795
Runners-up: Hendersonville, Johnson City

Clarksville, in Middle Tennessee, 40 miles northwest of Nashville, is among the nation's fastest growing communities. It has lot of new buildings—schools, hospital, and subdivisions. Its low cost of living and good schools make it a choice setting for families.