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#26 Cities with the Best Public Schools in America
- City in California
- Rating 4.21 out of 5 485 reviews
Current Resident: Temecula has its pros and cons. It is a suburban town at a convenient distance from Los Angeles as well as San Diego. Temecula is a safe location for the most part. The schools are average, some schools that really stand out though are Vista Murrieta High School and Great Oak High School. Most of the schools in this school district aside from the aforementioned neglect their fine arts department unfortunately but the teachers are really good! Because Temecula is in Riverside County, most residents are right wing politically speaking, which is something that differs me from them. I am more left-leaning politically so this is something I found uncomfortable at moments.
- 113,381 Population
#27 Cities with the Best Public Schools in America
- City in California
- Rating 3.86 out of 5 202 reviews
Current Resident: Lived in Maywood Park since 2005. Our son grew up here. Santa Clara has a surprisingly provincial compared to neighbor Sunnyvale which feels busier, or Mountain View which is, like Palo Alto, rather more elitist. Santa Clara is just... friendly in comparison. Bland initially, it has improved over the years with more trees and better retail. Climate is perfect. Gets a bit polluted during winter, like the rest of the bay area. Cupertino schools are truly top notch. Feel exceedingly safe. Excellent city services. Houses go for 1.5M+ in my neighborhood, but very little inventory year over year. Traffic is the main neighborhood concern due to Apple commuters. However residential streets are not really affected just avenues. Love to walk and run daily through all local streets. Busier Palo Alto feels too urban and busy for that. Overall we feel very blessed and fortunate to have landed in southwest Santa Clara!
- 127,721 Population
#28 Cities with the Best Public Schools in America
- City in Missouri
- Rating 3.85 out of 5 453 reviews
Current Resident: Columbia is a good sized city. Not too big and not too small. It has that "small town" feel with all of the amenities! The downtown or the "District" is a fun place to hang out and has a lot of interesting shops and eateries. The Katy Trail is a great resource for exercise and sightseeing. The city is bike friendly, easy to walk and very easy to navigate by vehicle. It's also convenient to hop onto I-70 for a quick day trip to St. Louis or Kansas City!
- 121,230 Population
#29 Cities with the Best Public Schools in America
- City in Texas
- Rating 3.7 out of 5 829 reviews
Current Resident: Great town! I love the fact that Lubbock is so friendly! Everyone is willing to stop and help a person in need. I definitely feel safe walking around. There are plenty of shops and restaurants in town. The taxes are a little high but real estate is great. Most of the time the weather in Lubbock is great. The summers are nice and hot and winter are cold but without snow. I enjoy hanging out with friends and family. Lubbock has tons of activities too. You can go skating, bowling or even go to multiple different movie theaters. Usually in March the weather is quite crazy! Lubbock can be extremely windy. I love that the land is flat and that I can see every sunset and sunrise. I love that while driving you can see for miles and miles. Lubbock has a great medical community. There are a few hospitals all with great staff and reviews. For the most part Lubbock is a great town to go watch high school and college sports. The whole town gets together and supports their teams.
- 253,851 Population
#30 Cities with the Best Public Schools in America
- City in North Carolina
- Rating 4.05 out of 5 1,225 reviews
Current Resident: I have really enjoyed my time in Raleigh so far. I moved back to Raleigh after four years in western NC for college, and I had forgotten how much there is to do in the capitol city. Downtown has seen quite a bit of growth in the past few years with the addition of many new businesses, restaurants, nightlife and activities. I recommend Amorino Raleigh for desserts, Sir Walter Raleigh for coffee, Parkside Restaurant for dinner, Just Salad for lunch, North Hills and Cameron Village for shopping, the Red Hat Amphitheater for concerts, Historic Oakwood for a stroll, and Drive Shack for a late-night activity. Between the exceptional pubic schools, diverse communities, range of activities, and the bustling nightlife- there is no place like Raleigh, NC!
- 464,485 Population
#31 Cities with the Best Public Schools in America
- City in Washington
- Rating 4.22 out of 5 920 reviews
Current Resident: I love the proximity to nature..in so many ways. Lovely parks like Greenlake, Discovery, Carkeek, Washington Park Arboretum. Also, something as simple as a neighborhood walk looking at people's impressive gardens. Then of course, the mountains! Hikes as close as 30 mins away.
I also love the coffee shops! There is every kind of coffee shop here. You can go with a friend, or alone!
Farmers markets! The Ballard and Fremont ones are my favorite.
The sense of community. Whatever your passion is, you can find your "people". Foodies, bikers, parents, gamers, dancers, bibliophiles....everyone!
We have mountains, beaches, rolling hills, water....a little bit of everything!
- 724,305 Population
#32 Cities with the Best Public Schools in America
- City in Virginia
- Rating 3.98 out of 5 1,770 reviews
Current Resident: Lots of great dinning options. Local gems like Citrus that was featured on diners drive ins and dives. A diverse population. Strong military presence, visit the Wisconsin for some military history and a sense of national pride! Be aware that there will be rush hour traffic and bridge opening you should plan your traveling around. Of course the local beaches are amazing but visit when it’s not the peak of summer! Unless you want to come for something in the water, it was canceled because of the pandemic but the previous year was amazing. A lot of big name performers have concerts at Veterans United. There is a lot of outdoor fun to be had too! Rent paddle boards or kayaks for a fun day on the water. Or experience whale watching and dolphin tours, and my favorite the pirate ship tour!
- 450,201 Population
#33 Cities with the Best Public Schools in America
- City in California
- Rating 4.32 out of 5 215 reviews
Current Resident: Plenty of amenities, restaurants, amazing schools, minimal crime, economic and financial growth opportunities, constantly growing, lakes and rivers close by, bike trails, 30 minutes from the Sacramento, CA airport, and roughly 2 hours away from the mountains and snow also roughly 2 hours away from San Francisco (ocean). Great location in Northern California to raise a family!
- 135,637 Population
#34 Cities with the Best Public Schools in America
- City in North Carolina
- Rating 4 out of 5 445 reviews
Current Resident: Wilmington has become overpopulated over the years. The city needs to catch up with the overflow. The cost of living is higher than average. The cost of housing is higher, and the state income is higher. All in all, I've lived in Wilmington and the surrounding area for over 50 years. We have a variety of restaurants, shopping, beaches, hotels, and parks. Some things to sightsee are the Battleship North Carolina, Airlie Gardens, Bellamy Mansion Museum The Aquarium at Fort Fisher, and Jungle Rapids Family park.
Wilmington is a great city!
- 120,194 Population
#35 Cities with the Best Public Schools in America
- City in South Dakota
- Rating 3.92 out of 5 490 reviews
Current Resident: I like Sioux Falls because it is my home town. I have lived here since I was a year and a half. There are quite a few things to do in Sioux Falls, though some do cost money. The city is becoming bigger and more diverse. If you have children, there are many fun things for you to do with them! There are parks, nature parks (for hiking), fun restaurants, swimming pools, a butterfly house, and many more! It is family-friendly and there are schools all over the city so depending on where you live, there should be a school district you are close to. Some things I would like to see change is the crime rate. I never saw this city as a city full of crime but within the last year, I feel way more has been happening. It is NOT safe to go to Walmart or anywhere by yourself now. I recommend bringing someone else with you. I would like to see less crime happening, but that is something I cannot change personally.
- 177,117 Population
#36 Cities with the Best Public Schools in America
- City in Wisconsin
- Rating 3.99 out of 5 705 reviews
Current Resident: Madison is an amazing city! You get everything you can get in a huge city, right here in this mid-sized city. The amazing arts in the community can be seen in places like the Orpheum Theatre, Barrymore Theatre, Bartell Community Theatre, Madison Museum of Contemporary Art, etc. You have plenty of venues for comedians and musicians such as the Sylvee on the east side or Comedy Club on State Street, not to mention the Alliant Energy Center for more big name artists. This city has more parks per capita than any city in the U.S.! The outdoor recreation is insane, even in the winter! This place has it all.
- 254,977 Population
#37 Cities with the Best Public Schools in America
- City in Florida
- Rating 3.87 out of 5 972 reviews
Current Resident: Gainesville, Florida is a college town that houses the University of Florida. Although it is a college town, it has a diverse community and it is full of opportunities. Gainesville is also a great place to raise a family. I have also found that the community is very proactive with addressing social issues, such as homelessness and health disparities. Since it is a college town, most resources are tailored for students and not for the residents. Things like affordable apartments are harder to find unless they are for students, which is one of the things that I would like to be improved. Public schools are not as great as private schools, however, that is changing as innovative programs are introduced. Mental health has been given more awareness recently, which is great for the community. Gainesville has a lot of professionals who not only grow their careers here, but also donate their time and talent to help others. My overall experience in the Gainesville community has been enriching!
- 132,127 Population
#38 Cities with the Best Public Schools in America
- City in California
- Rating 4.05 out of 5 1,204 reviews
Current Resident: I love how inviting it is and how there are so many things to do. a bunch of places to explore and close to many other cities to travel to and have fun. The San Jose area has so many things to do, you'll never run out. However, the housing prices are ridiculous and the Downtown area is really dirty, slightly eerie as there's some crime down there. Nevertheless, it feels like a nice neighborhood that's pretty average on the US scale, but more fun! San jose is known for is known for its unbeatable weather, incredible hiking trails, and safe suburban neighborhoods. looking for something to do? San Jose is an ideal destination for your next journey. Whether you're looking for nightlife, outdoor activities, or world-class shopping and dining options, this California city has it all
- 1,027,690 Population
#39 Cities with the Best Public Schools in America
- City in Nebraska
- Rating 3.95 out of 5 776 reviews
Current Resident: Well I moved to Lincoln my junior year of high school and the school was gigantic! My class had went from 200 some kids in Texas to 500 kids in Lincoln. I was nervous at first, but people were pretty welcoming and talkative, especially when you get involved in activities. Lincoln is a small town, big city feeling. Everyone knows everyone, but Lincoln has many different spots you can go to not feel crowded. Also, I never noticed how active people are in Lincoln. I see people in their 80's running on all the different trails we have here, people are extremely devoted to health and fitness, which was nice to see because my family and I became more aware of ways to be better by being healthy and exercising regularly.
- 283,839 Population
#40 Cities with the Best Public Schools in America
- City in California
- Rating 3.81 out of 5 698 reviews
Current Resident: Corona has been my home for the past 16 years and has grown along with me. It has offered me multiple opportunities to expand my love for knowledge. I remember the trips to the Corona Public Library with my Dad. There is a diversity of adventures to explore in this one place. This was where I specifically noticed a painting hanging above the checkout area. It was a woman with an orange dress that flowed outward into a circular racetrack. The one painting introduced me to the rich history that we have in Corona. Corona was home to an amazing racetrack along with a thriving citrus industry! Overall, I am proud to be born and raised in an amazing city that offers so much.
- 166,972 Population
#41 Cities with the Best Public Schools in America
- City in Alabama
- Rating 3.9 out of 5 723 reviews
Current Resident: I moved to Huntsville, AL a month before the COVID-19 shutdown. I was able to enjoy many outside activities during the lockdown, without coming into contact with people. The are plenty of caves, trails, and rivers to explore. As things have started to open back up, there have been many additions added to the city. We are getting a AA baseball team, restaurants and hotels continue to open everyday, and there are social distanced events that happen throughout the city such as music venues showing free local artists. The food scene is on the rise with classic southern food, the integration of food trucks/trailers, and even European inspired food is starting to show up. I like that Huntsville has diverse culture and is a very transient city. You never know who you will meet and hear the stories of how we all ended up in town!
- 196,219 Population
#42 Cities with the Best Public Schools in America
- City in Tennessee
- Rating 3.96 out of 5 542 reviews
Current Resident: Love my city! It keeps growing and growing! It slowly but surely is starting to look like Nashville, less all the nightlife. The traffic jams are incredibly annoying, though, so if you decide to work in Nashville, prepare to leave 2 hours early or else you will be stuck in bottleneck traffic. However, it usually clears pretty quickly but is a long drive. Especially if there happens to be a wreck on the interstate during peak hours, but the local Emergency Services can usually get it cleared quickly. Lots of help and community, as this is right beside the university, Middle Tennessee State.
- 136,366 Population
#43 Cities with the Best Public Schools in America
- City in Tennessee
- Rating 3.62 out of 5 574 reviews
Current Resident: There are many great hole-in-the-wall type businesses in Clarksville that are owned by locals that make Clarksville an interesting place. There are high respects for military members, as it is also a military town due to the location of Fort Campbell Army base! Plenty of parks and trails to keep you busy outdoors, and many different types of indoor activities, like laser tag and mini golf, if you're an indoors type of person! We also have many art galleries and the Roxy that put on amazing shows. I would definitely recommend Clarksville as a place for people to visit.
- 152,934 Population
#44 Cities with the Best Public Schools in America
- City in North Dakota
- Rating 4.23 out of 5 182 reviews
Current Resident: Amazing entrepreneurial atmosphere and climate! If you want to grow, start something new, or venture outside your comfort zone, this is the place!
From NDSU programming that inspires entrepreneurship to Emerging Prairie's support of agriculture and learning, there's something for everyone!
- 121,889 Population
#45 Cities with the Best Public Schools in America
- City in California
- Rating 4.24 out of 5 158 reviews
Current Resident: The beach is five minutes away from midtown, who doesn't love the beach? The weather is on average around the 70's during the spring and early summer. The temperature rarely goes above 85 degrees. But when it does, the beach is a few minutes away to help cool off and relax. There are a lot of other fun places to visit. Such as Grant Park Cross, where there is a view of the city along with the ocean, a great place to have a picnic while watching the sun set or to take nice pictures! The city is clean and has a lot of trees and greenery. Downtown is also a good place to get good food, I recommend Rice by Mama, which is Thai food. There are also cute boutiques downtown as well as thrift stores. There is also an art museum downtown. Overall, Ventura is a beautiful small city for a beach vacation.
- 109,910 Population
#46 Cities with the Best Public Schools in America
- City in Texas
- Rating 3.88 out of 5 567 reviews
Works Here: Nice conservative Texan town. It is technically a suburb, but locals know this is not the case because it is a different county, different people from the metroplex. Love the Trump signs in Denton county!
- 136,195 Population
#47 Cities with the Best Public Schools in America
- City in Texas
- Rating 4.2 out of 5 2,296 reviews
Current Resident: Austin is a fairly large and rapidly growing city with quite a lot of sprawl. There is a TON to do here both indoors and outdoors with some great museums, lots of live music, fantastic variety of great food, and both unique and cookie-cutter shopping. There are a lot of beautiful hill country hiking and camping options here and some really cool water spots but if you can't handle the summer heat (June-September), or the winter cool (December-February), then you'll be moving from air conditioned bubble to bubble and just wishing you were outdoors. The heat is really bad and we get some intense summer thunderstorms. The early spring and late fall are GORGEOUS though! Traffic is insane and you will hate driving anywhere, but public transportation isn't a great option here unless you have time to spare or live near everything you need to access. Gentrification is strong. The growth definitely has it's positives and negatives. Fun city though!
- 950,807 Population
#48 Cities with the Best Public Schools in America
- City in California
- Rating 4.38 out of 5 156 reviews
Current Resident: Love Costa Mesa! It’s got creative artsy pickets and has way more character than some other OC cities. My street has a throwback, supportive community vibe. Very mellow. Mix of retirees and young families. Everyone says hi to each other. Literally, 5 min to the beach. The best coffee shops! Love Fairview park and 17th street, the LAB and CAMP, south coast plaza and seeing plays at segerstrom
- 113,159 Population
#49 Cities with the Best Public Schools in America
- City in Kentucky
- Rating 3.87 out of 5 809 reviews
Current Resident: I have lived in Lexington for the past 3 years and enjoyed every minute of it! It’s a very lively city with so much to offer. I particularly enjoy all the restaurants and entertainment venues in Lexington. There’s also so much diversity throughout the city. I’d say that Lexington is a bustling city with a college-town vibe due to University of Kentucky.
In particular, I find that the city is extremely safe. I can leave my car unlocked all day and there’s a high probability that I will not be robbed (I don’t and wouldn’t do this). I can also go out running in the middle of the night without fear of being harmed. Law enforcement is everywhere at all hours during the day. Lexington is much safer than the majority of big cities in the US.
- 320,601 Population
#50 Cities with the Best Public Schools in America
- City in Arizona
- Rating 3.8 out of 5 1,531 reviews
Current Resident: Mesa, Arizona is an amazing city. It is the third largest city in the state. and is filled with museums, art work, hiking opportunities, and delicious food and drink. You may be in the middle of the desert, but Mesa even has two rivers!
Mesa has many attractions and provides many place's to enjoy the beautiful landscapes and places to visit for culture.
I have been impressed by the new light rail that has provided easier travel for commuters as well as boosting the local business profits. It is considered to be a positive addition to the city of Mesa.
Welcomed By Sculpture On The Streets, You might just see Humpty Dumpty or a mama bear waiting on a Mesa street corner. But don’t worry that you’re starting to hallucinate from the sweltering Arizona heat—they’re part of the 38 sculptures in the city’s Growing Permanent Sculpture Collection. Bring a map and find all of them.
Mesa has been amazing by pulling together thru this pandemic.
- 499,720 Population