2011 Best Cities for Families
The top places to live, based on the quality of schools, affordable homes, low crime rates, jobs, and parkland. Plus, see the complete list of Best Cities!
7. Honolulu, HI
This tropical paradise is much more than just the center of Hawaiian culture, theater, and music. Clean air, loads of sun and surf, and state obesity rates well below the national average add up to a seriously healthy city for raising a family.
The strong economy here is powered by tourism, the military, defense contracting, and real estate, resulting in a practically nonexistent unemployment rate, the lowest property taxes on our list, and an easy under-23-minute commute.
Fourteen public schools have received the Department of Education Blue Ribbon School Designation for Excellence, and Honolulu had the lowest crime rate of our ten winners.