1 Counties with the Best Public Schools in America
- County in Tennessee
Niche User: The crime safety is almost too good. The police departments are huge. Chattanooga has twice the population of Franklin, but Franklin has more police officers! This is partly because Williamson County is the 13th wealthiest county in the entire nation. The sweet southern town has a good heart, but is a bit too strict. Don't speed or you will get a ticket, don't be driving around at 2 am or you will be pulled over and a suspect of DUI. This strict authority is necessary for keeping the streets as clean as they are.
- 205,645 Population
2 Counties with the Best Public Schools in America
- County in Texas
Current Resident: Collin County is a good environment for people seeking to grow their family. With many schools, restaurants, and gyms, there is plenty of room for children to grow up. In itself, Collin County doesn't offer incredible activities. Often, one needs to travel about 20-30 minutes to find enjoyable activities. It also seems as if McKinney in specific is always under construction with land being torn down for another unneeded Walmart or gas station.
- 886,633 Population
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- County in Indiana
Current Resident: Hamilton county in Indiana is a quite, safe, and relaxing place to live. There are different areas where there are many different restaurants and flavors to try. Downtown Carmel is known at the Carmel Art District. You can find sculptures all around the city and try wonderful different types of food.
- 303,042 Population
4 Counties with the Best Public Schools in America
- County in Georgia
Current Resident: Forsyth has an old reputation of being unwelcoming to different ethnic backgrounds and sexual orientations, but this generally isn't the case. As whole, Forsyth is made up of a very friendly people.
- 203,841 Population
5 Counties with the Best Public Schools in America
- County in Georgia
Current Resident: There are many many opportunities to get involved in the community. I have interacted with well over 50 local businesses, helped non-profits, and utilized the school's abundance of options. If myself as a senior in Highschool can be this involved, imagine what you, as a prospective business owner/homeowner/parent, can do!
- 35,071 Population
6 Counties with the Best Public Schools in America
- County in Maryland
Current Resident: We moved to HoCo from a small city in West Virginia. We love it here! You are geographically located between two major cities. There are always plenty of activities and events to be involved in (many of them free). The public schools are great and extremely supportive of the arts. The county is extremely progressive and supports social justice and human rights. If you are interested in continuing your education, there are a plethora of options. The outlook for jobs is also very favorable. However, it is extremely expensive to live here. The eastern side of the county is more affordable.
- 308,447 Population
7 Counties with the Best Public Schools in America
- County in Ohio
Former Resident: I have lived near Delaware nearly my entire life, and lived in the town for a few years as well. In my years around the area I think it’s a real up and coming town. It has a very nice old time feel with well-preserved turn of the century and older homes and buildings. It’s a very safe area with a wonderful police force that keeps us safe, as well as a honest community that looks out of each other. Once I graduate from Franklin University, I hope to move back to this wonderful town!
- 188,996 Population
8 Counties with the Best Public Schools in America
- County in North Carolina
Current Resident: Orange county is an overall good place to live. There are really no bad public schools here. The taxes are high but the county is very transparent about what tax money goes towards. It is also near many big NC cities. The worst part would have to be not enough available housing, but new neighborhoods appear every year, so that is changing.
- 139,807 Population
9 Counties with the Best Public Schools in America
- County in Wisconsin
Nearby Resident: No change necessary. The counry offers really great parks.
There are some great school systems. Ozaukee county is a fantastic place to raise a family.
Very safe, low crime rate, shops and stores are very convenient and close by.
- 87,625 Population
Los Alamos County
10 Counties with the Best Public Schools in America
- County in New Mexico
Nearby Resident: I attend school at Los Alamos and I find it very refreshing up there in the mountain. There are a number of things to do in the area. I utilize the library, for movies and books; Smith's grocery store, has a Starbucks and sushi ; Supercuts for my kids haircuts; and Ashley Pond.
If there would be an improvement in the area I would like to see a Taco Bell. When I am at school there isn't a local place to eat when you just want something affordable. A local catering company has recently been housed on campus but the price for coffee, pastries or meal is too high for most students on a budget. When I have class all day and one right after another I need something in walking distance, quick, and affordable.
I enjoy the city. I live in San Ildefonso Pueblo down the hill from the town and it's nice to experience what the city has to offer. It is a twenty minute drive from home and with two kids it's great that it's close and I can get a lot done.
- 17,895 Population
11 Counties with the Best Public Schools in America
- County in Virginia
Current Resident: I have been living in Loudoun County for more than 5 years, and it has been great. The schools here are great and it is very diverse. There has been little to no crimes in the area. Loudoun County is affordable, but not for everyone. There have been many places open like One Loudoun where there are many things like the movies and many restaurants. There are plenty of job opportunities in this area for both teens and adults. In my personal experience, Loudoun County is one of the best places to live.
- 362,435 Population
12 Counties with the Best Public Schools in America
- County in Pennsylvania
Works Here: I have worked in Montgomery County for 30 years and I love how safe and much how the community look out for one another. More jobs and better opportunities are offered. Montgomery County offers more to for children and their school are the highest ranked throughout Pa. I have a special needs child and all of the programs I have enrolled him in such as soccer, art, camp and so forth has been in Montgomery County. I find that the children in Montgomery County are more accepting, loving and less judgmental. Parents raise their children to accept all people from all backgrounds and disabilities and that is why I most of my sons extracurricular activities are all based in Montgomery County. I also feel that my son has more opportunities to thrive out there. Although I have lived in Philadelphia my entire life my husband and I plan on retiring and finding a nice house out in Montgomery County, preferably Lower Merion to live.
- 815,876 Population
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- County in Virginia
Current Resident: I've been living in Fairfax county- VA for 4 years. This is a great area where you can find a range of places, from restaurants to parks. The neighborhood I live is walking distance from public schools, and from George Mason University. Another good feature about this area is the diversity. I'm an international student, an it is amazing when you can meet people from your own country and all around the globe. This diversity, of course, reflects on the restaurants, bars... It is also an area where you will find many parks, where you can go for hiking, walking, biking or even for an outside yoga. If you love music, there will be always a festival going on. Another important feature to highlight is Fairfax is pretty close to the capital, Washington-DC. The public transportation is also good, safe area. Fairfax is amazing!
- 1,132,887 Population
15 Counties with the Best Public Schools in America
- County in Pennsylvania
Former Resident: One of the most beautiful places in the world to live. Top ranking public and private schools in the nation. West Chester and Kennett Square area has a lot of good eats and things to do. University of West Chester, University of Delaware, Villanova University, Swathmore and Rosmeont Colleges are all within easy commuting distance.
- 512,028 Population
16 Counties with the Best Public Schools in America
- County in Texas
Current Resident: Smallest county in the state, along with the richest. Rockwall's geographical location is awesome, the town is located on top a hill. There is primarily shopping going on here. Tons of different places to eat, so if you're a foodie...you'll be heaven. The harbor district is ok, the Cinemark is a bit over priced, but what movie theater isn't?! Lake Ray Hubbard is also a site to see. A man made lake with a lot of heritage. Currently there is a lot of construction going on, so the travel time is a little higher. Other than that, Rockwall is actually an awesome place to be. Nice people, history, and community .
- 88,010 Population
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- County in Kansas
Current Resident: This county is a multicultural area comprised of loving, compassionate people. In Shawnee Mission, there is a plethora of small businesses that are flourishing, making it evident that the American dream of owning your own business and creating a legacy for your descendants is a realization.
- 572,428 Population
20 Counties with the Best Public Schools in America
- County in New York
Current Resident: Westchester is filled with many recreational activities for families and persons of all ages. It's diversity is reflected in it's people that help to bring a deeper perspective and social awareness to schools, churches and local community centers. Westchester has a close proximity to New York City via a short ride on the Metro North allowing for greater access to cultural and arts activities. Westchester is filled with great places to eat and shop that are budget friendly or lavishly decadent. The areas of lower Westchester with the beauty of the Bronx River to the north Westchester farms and landscape create a serene environment while still being close to the fun of the Bronx's New York Botanical Garden and the Bronx Zoo. Westchester is a county that will help create many lasting memories to both the resident or the adventurous visitor!
- 969,229 Population
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- County in Virginia
Current Resident: York county is very safe, with extremely friendly people and very rich in history, much of which is free to access at a York County resident. There is not as much for teenagers to do as in a larger area but there is Yorktown Beach (a river really) that is a popular hang out location and we are 1- 1 1/2 hrs away from Richmond and Virginia Beach. Busch Gardens (theme park) is just 15-25 min away and it is open spring through Halloween. If you are looking for a nice suburban feel with excellent schools York County is your place. You can bike and walk in most areas in York county very safely and the home sizes range from small to quite large depending on neighborhood. There are a number of neighborhoods with excellent associations to help you get to know people that have activities.
- 66,919 Population
22 Counties with the Best Public Schools in America
- County in Illinois
Former Resident: It's a great place to live with plenty of things to do. It's scattered with green space and walking trails with the Prairie Path and many forest preserves. Plus, it's close enough to Chicago to visit easily, but far enough outside to truly feel like the suburbs. I only wish the community was more diverse and encouraged different people to live here.
- 930,514 Population
23 Counties with the Best Public Schools in America
- County in Missouri
Current Resident: Platte county is one of the best places to live on the west side of Kansas City. It's very family friendly with hardly any dangers happening around. It also has the best public school system on the west side of Missouri, which also happens to be #6 in the state. The commute to downtown KC is very easy and short. It's enough to stay out of city life, and out of no-mans-land at the same time. If you don't need to make the commute downtown, there are many shopping plazas and other places for job opportunities. With all these perks of living in Platte County, I do believe there is one downfall; driving safety. Drivers in Platte County tend to be very fast, and people can get seriously hurt if they are not paying attention. I have seen kids almost get run over walking through the crosswalk because driver are speeding, ignoring road rules, or being distracted. The county should make driving safety a priority before someone gets seriously hurt.
- 94,970 Population
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- County in Alabama
Current Resident: I love Madison Alabama! This city is so peaceful and it's growing rapidly! The job rates, communities and the population is growing rapidly! Madison is s community that has excellent school systems for our Children, from public to private school systems. The restaurants in the surrounding areas are amazing including the nite life. I feel protected in this area because the law enforcement are always providing excellent service to our community to keep us safe. I am proud to say I am a resident of Madison Alabama.
- 349,973 Population