Best Place to Raise Your Kids: Arkansas

Best Place to Raise Your Kids: Arkansas

Springdale

Nearest city: Fayetteville, Ark.
Population: 62,459
Median family income: $53,767
Runners-up: Fayetteville, Rogers

Springdale, a blue-collar town located in the state's northwest, came in No. 1 in Arkansas for the second straight year. Springdale is renowned as the home of Tyson Foods, but it also has a minor-league stadium, a major rodeo event, and is close to fishing and hunting areas.