Where one chooses to raise one's family is a real subjective decision. Recommend that you call the schools, police department and any other public organization that you may have questions on. Realtor's are not allowed to give opinions on whether any place is better than an other - it's against Fair Housing law. We only provide access to homes in the area that you choose that meet your particular housing criteria - price, # of bedrooms, distance to major highways, specific school districts, style of home, etc.
What may be a great place for you may not meet the needs of another person - its too subjective to give an answer one way or another from anyone. You are the only one that can make that decision based on what your requirements are to "raise" your family. Schools, parks, distance to your job, transportation, public attractions, shopping, density, traffic congestion, age of housing, taxes and a thousand other variables and of course affordability.
Resources on the internet may answer most of your questions as well as mapping programs such as google earth.and speaking with other families that live in the area.