In Depth: America's Best Places To Raise A Family - Forbes.com: "1. Hamilton County, Ind., Population: 250,979. Located just north of Indianapolis, Hamilton County tops our list with impressive scores in nine of our 10 categories. Aside from mediocre air quality, Hamilton offers eight quaint communities, a terrific school system, a short commute and low crime. The average home price of $200,000 is a steal compared with Marin County's $901,900."