The top 101 safest cities in America

Based on Cities with a Population Over 50,000

The media can often make living in America feel very unsafe. There are many reports of violent crimes happening all over the nation, that can undermine the importance of feeling safe where you live. When you feel safe, your stress levels are greatly reduced, knowing you can walk outside and run errands without having to worry about any crime occurring.

We analyzed data from the FBI to statistically find out which cities are the safest in the nation. The FBI data is compiled from the information provided by 13,366 law enforcement agencies. We also used the Chapman University Survey of American Fears to highlight the crime rates of what Americans fear most, between violent crime and property crime rates.

Our results show hundreds of cities that have very low rates of crime, giving you peace of mind. New Jersey had the most, with 18 cities in our top 101 safest cities. California was next with 17 cities, followed by Illinois with 11 cities, most of which were located in the suburbs of Chicago. Many of the cities had very close scores — so close that their rankings could swap in the next year. Below you’ll see for yourself, in our easily digestible list of the 101 safest cities in the nation.

Methodology: We use a variety of factors to determine these rankings. To see our full methodology, click here

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1 Top 5th Percentile in U.S.
Safety Score: 92.71

Greenwich, CT

Not only is Greenwich the safest city in the nation, but it is also the wealthiest city in the state of Connecticut. Its proximity to New York City makes it a desirable city to live in for commuters, where their families can be safe.

62,942 403 -39.1% 11 351 -14.4%

2 Top 5th Percentile in U.S.
Safety Score: 92.24

Parsippany, NJ

Residents are proud to live in this historic town, with its excellent school systems and diverse jobs. There is a train stop nearby that makes going into Manhattan very convenient.

53,790 393 n/a 34 463 n/a

3 Top 5th Percentile in U.S.
Safety Score: 91.42

Weston, FL

Job growth and high earners abound here. Its family friendly environment, and beautiful scenery along its border with the Everglades, make it a top choice for families all across the nation.

70,022 435 -43% 26 n/a 13%

4 Top 5th Percentile in U.S.
Safety Score: 91.25

Ramapo, NY

This is one of the best places to live in the state of New York. It has rich culture and the most space set aside for parks and gardens in the state. This is the city for history buffs and and explorers.

90,683 620 19.5% 78 736 -5.5%

5 Top 5th Percentile in U.S.
Safety Score: 91.1

Middetown Township, NJ

This is the hometown of several influential entertainers, including Jon Stewart and Jon Bon Jovi. Consistently regarded as one of the best places to the live in country due to its cultural activities and easy transportation to major cities like New York City and Washington D.C.

65,893 497 n/a 25 518 n/a

6 Top 5th Percentile in U.S.
Safety Score: 90.61

Rochester Hills, MI

Commuters to Detroit love calling Rochester Hills home. It has one of the area’s best shopping malls, and the elegant grounds of Meadow Brook Hall, residents here have plenty to keep themselves occupied.

73,660 579 n/a 25 n/a n/a

7 Top 5th Percentile in U.S.
Safety Score: 90.6

Yorba Linda, CA

Yorba Linda is one of the best places to live in the sprawling Los Angeles area. It has developed quickly since the 60s, with one of the highest median family incomes in the nation.

68,698 650 -14.6% 39 n/a -8.7%

8 Top 5th Percentile in U.S.
Safety Score: 90.59

Piscataway, NJ

Beautiful parks and top research facilities abound here in Piscataway Township. Rutgers University attracts some of the best minds in the country, and its effects spill over into the town’s public education programs.

59,622 545 n/a 43 578 n/a

9 Top 5th Percentile in U.S.
Safety Score: 90.43

Wheaton, IL

This city is a short 30 miles from Chicago, and boasts a nationally recognized campus, zoo, and many parks and trails to entertain its residents. This is safest city in the suburbs of Chicago.

53,800 388 -17.8% 23 680 4.9%

10 Top 5th Percentile in U.S.
Safety Score: 90.42

Flower Mound, TX

Aptly named Flower Mound for a large mound in the center of town, that is full of flower blossoms during blooming seasons. The safest town in Texas is just a short drive from Dallas and Fort Worth. It is consistently ranked as one of the best towns in Texas to live in.

70,894 506 -1.9% 34 575 -22.7%

11 Top 5th Percentile in U.S.
Safety Score: 90.37

Jackson Township, NJ

Not only is this town one of the safest towns in the United States, but it is also one of the most fun. It has Six Flags with the tallest roller coaster in the world, and not far from the atlantic ocean.

56,815 459 n/a 33 585 n/a

12 Top 5th Percentile in U.S.
Safety Score: 90.27

West Bloomfield Township, MI

Located to the north of Detroit, this town is known for its large parks and and nature areas. There is a high median income of $113,191 for families here, which explains the very large houses here.

66,274 453 1.9% 51 675 -11.9%

13 Top 5th Percentile in U.S.
Safety Score: 90.19

Aliso Viejo, CA

This is a beautiful small city between Los Angeles and San Diego. Aliso Viejo is mostly comprised of planned communities, not far from the Pacific Ocean. This area is still developing at a fast pace due to being such a desirable city.

50,751 363 -8.7% 32 n/a 32.8%

14 Top 5th Percentile in U.S.
Safety Score: 90.17

Palatine, IL

Lakes abound in this small city to the northwest of Chicago. Peaceful drives and beautiful sunsets are experienced on a nearly daily basis here. If you want a bit of the country life but still be near a major city, then Palatine is the perfect spot for you.

69,583 603 -0.1% 36 n/a -3.3%

15 Top 5th Percentile in U.S.
Safety Score: 90.16

Hoffman Estates, IL

Located in the suburbs of Chicago, Hoffman Estates is an affluent town with all the town amenities you’d ever need. The public school systems are all highly regarded here, with a good offering of local jobs as well.

52,450 428 -21.9% 39 n/a -23.2%

16 Top 5th Percentile in U.S.
Safety Score: 90.11

Newton, MA

Less than 10 miles from Boston, makes this small city one of the most popular cities to live in. The residents here are very proud of this historical area, that was first settled in 1630.

89,053 738 23.1% 74 494 -1.8%

17 Top 10th Percentile in U.S.
Safety Score: 89.96

Arlington Heights, IL

A great small city in the suburbs of Chicago. Most notably, Arlington Heights is known for the Arlington Million, a major horse race. You’ll find everything you need from a small city here, from theaters to restaurants to malls.

76,241 648 -2.4% 42 581 -12.8%

18 Top 10th Percentile in U.S.
Safety Score: 89.93

Laguna Niguel, CA

The trail runner’s paradise, Laguna Niguel has more parks and trails than you could run through in a lifetime. The weather here is mild year round, making it a pleasure to go outside or leave the windows open day and night.

66,035 691 -33.9% 49 n/a 22.8%

19 Top 10th Percentile in U.S.
Safety Score: 89.75

Howell Township, NJ

A quaint city primarily made up of Italians, Irish, and Germans. It is a short drive south of New York City, making it a desirable city for commuters. You’ll find lots to do here, and lots of great eats.

52,097 486 n/a 46 500 n/a

20 Top 10th Percentile in U.S.
Safety Score: 89.68

Mission Viejo, CA

Not far from Los Angeles, is this scenic, tree-lined city. It has even been recognized by the National Arbor Day Foundation for the amount of trees here. It is mainly a place for homes, with few businesses in its city limits.

98,217 1,090 19.8% 86 n/a 24.8%

21 Top 10th Percentile in U.S.
Safety Score: 89.54

Plymouth, MA

Settled by the Pilgrims in 1620, Plymouth is known by every American by the 3rd grade. It has maintained its small town feel despite growing to nearly 60,000 residents. People love living here for the coastal small town life.

58,705 413 n/a 124 476 n/a

22 Top 10th Percentile in U.S.
Safety Score: 89.49

Mount Prospect, IL

A very family oriented town with a great public education system. Commuters to Chicago love to live here, so they know their families are safe outside of a major city area.

55,119 502 53.5% 37 534 -14.1%

23 Top 10th Percentile in U.S.
Safety Score: 89.45

North Bergen Township, NJ

ust across the river from Manhattan, this hilly city is one of the most densely populated cities in the nation. Many come to live here to have an easy commute to their work in the Big Apple, while residing in the safety of North Bergen Township.

62,928 658 n/a 116 494 n/a

24 Top 10th Percentile in U.S.
Safety Score: 89.26

Bayonne, NJ

Surrounded by water on three sides, this city is driven by strong manufacturing and distribution activities. It has the Bayonne Bridge which connects the city to New York City, for an easy hop across the river.

66,582 781 n/a 161 227 n/a

25 Top 10th Percentile in U.S.
Safety Score: 89.26

Lake Forest, CA

This city got its name due to large eucalyptus groves, planted in the early 1900s, as well two manmade lakes. Lake Forest has grown to become a great residential community to the south of Los Angeles.

80,798 908 3.4% 109 n/a 31.4%

26 Top 10th Percentile in U.S.
Safety Score: 89.23

Edison, NJ

There are several large, green parklands and trails here. The great school systems here ensure students go on to great universities. There are plenty of recreational activities as well, residents are never bored here.

102,281 1,215 n/a 104 468 n/a

27 Top 10th Percentile in U.S.
Safety Score: 89.03

San Clemente, CA

Located between Los Angeles and San Diego, this coastal city is a slice of paradise. People love to take in the sunsets at the cliff side beaches or at the beautiful pier. The great schools and shopping areas are other favorites for the locals.

65,755 771 13.9% 79 n/a 11.6%

28 Top 10th Percentile in U.S.
Safety Score: 89

Peabody, MA

Peabody is a quaint town north of Boston. With several large employers and a rich history, residents love calling Peabody home. It has a strong infrastructure, with easy transportation to Boston.

52,650 425 10.8% 156 496 -52.1%

29 Top 10th Percentile in U.S.
Safety Score: 88.62

Des Plaines, IL

Located near the Chicago O’Hare airport, this is a great city to live in for those who need to fly often. It is home to the first franchised McDonald’s which is now a museum. There may be large casinos here, but it is a very family oriented town with a strong school system.

59,078 635 -5.7% 50 536 -11.6%

30 Top 10th Percentile in U.S.
Safety Score: 88.61

Yonkers, NY

One of the largest cities in the state of New York, Yonkers has many great things within it. There are many shopping areas here, several historical museums, and nonprofit organizations.

201,753 2,008 -3% 950 286 -0.6%

31 Top 10th Percentile in U.S.
Safety Score: 88.46

Poway, CA

Located in San Diego County, Poway is nicknamed the “city in the country.” It is home to the famous Potato Chip Rock, and the scenic Poway Lake. Its economy is largely based on agriculture, making it the perfect city for those who like the rural life.

50,327 512 -37.8% 44 n/a 16.2%

32 Top 10th Percentile in U.S.
Safety Score: 88.45

Thornton, CO

Just north of Denver is Thornton, CO. It is a rapidly growing city, increasing from from 55,031 in 1990, to an estimated 133,188 currently. The great school systems, shopping centers, and 81 parks with 80 miles of trails, attract people from far and wide to live here.

133,188 n/a -4.6% 325 566 -100%

33 Top 10th Percentile in U.S.
Safety Score: 88.42

Naperville, IL

This is the wealthiest city in the midwest, with a steadily growing population. It is located within the Illinois Technology and Research Corridor, which has some of the largest tech companies in the country. Naperville is also a short commute to Chicago.

147,101 1,652 12% 128 n/a n/a

34 Top 10th Percentile in U.S.
Safety Score: 88.4

Carmel, IN

Carmel has been rapidly growing the past couple of decades. It has increased in population from 37,733 in 2000 to 88,511 now. It is continually recognized as one of the best places to live in the nation, due to its great school systems, recreational activities, and job opportunities.

88,511 874 7.2% 13 655 6%

35 Top 10th Percentile in U.S.
Safety Score: 88.38

Johns Creek, GA

Just north of Atlanta, this small city has been attracting more and more residents due to its job offerings and excellent education for all ages. There are plenty of shopping options and fun things to do here as well.

84,655 542 17.3% 33 1175 -9.2%

36 Top 10th Percentile in U.S.
Safety Score: 88.36

Waltham, MA

Waltham is also known as the Watch City, having produced 35 million watches and other time keeping items up until 1957, when the Waltham Watch Company closed down. Now it is a major area for higher education and research.

63,590 713 -10.9% 111 373 -5.8%

37 Top 10th Percentile in U.S.
Safety Score: 88.33

Brick Township, NJ

This town is uniquely surrounded by bays and harbors. Water activities are one of the main pastimes of the area. Everyone within an hour driving distance comes here to shop, as it is full of major stores and lots of restaurants.

76,097 930 n/a 76 395 n/a

38 Top 25th Percentile in U.S.
Safety Score: 88.2

West New York, NJ

West New York is one of the most densely populated cities in the world. It is just across the Hudson River from Manhattan, making it a highly wanted area to live in for commuters.

53,207 630 n/a 135 462 n/a

39 Top 25th Percentile in U.S.
Safety Score: 88.15

Parker, CO

Parker is in the southeast corner of the Denver Metropolitan Area and is one of the most popular commuter towns to Denver. It has a very active population that take advantage of the town’s many parks and trails.

51,017 514 -16.7% 55 536 -18.4%

40 Top 25th Percentile in U.S.
Safety Score: 88.02

Allen, TX

Allen is a town to the north of Dallas, with a tight knit and affluent community. The city has been growing tremendously over the past century, due to the growth of Dallas and a major airport.

96,642 1,041 6.5% 80 554 -10.3%

41 Top 25th Percentile in U.S.
Safety Score: 88

Union Township, NJ

Union Township has been around since 1667. It has been a mainstay of the state, growing at a substantial rate over the past century. It has maintained some traditions, which help to keep it as one of the safest cities in the nation.

58,005 846 n/a 82 313 n/a

42 Top 25th Percentile in U.S.
Safety Score: 87.82

Farmington Hills, MI

A suburb of Detroit, this city offers its residents lots of peaceful scenery and neighborhoods. Steve Ballmer, former CEO of Microsoft, is from here. For anyone working in Detroit, this small city is often a first choice to reside in.

81,862 935 -21.2% 75 601 -4.5%

43 Top 25th Percentile in U.S.
Safety Score: 87.81

Franklin Township, NJ

Franklin Township has been growing at a substantial rate over the past few decades. It has also been a melting pot of different cultures and races. This is an incredible place to live with so much diversity, and consistently ranks as one of the safest cities in the United States.

66,831 818 n/a 64 538 n/a

44 Top 25th Percentile in U.S.
Safety Score: 87.75

Diamond Bar, CA

Diamond Bar is in the eastern side of Los Angeles County, with plenty of shopping centers and residential communities. The school districts here are highly regarded as being very good, with a responsive police department as well. You’ll have plenty to do while feeling safe in this small city.

57,085 804 17.5% 58 n/a 10.5%

45 Top 25th Percentile in U.S.
Safety Score: 87.75

Tinley Park, IL

Tinley Park is in Cook County, and one of the fastest growing cities in the area. Its high safety rating and great school systems contribute to that fast growth. On the recreational side, there are several parks and shopping centers.

57,403 678 19.6% 55 556 -27%

46 Top 25th Percentile in U.S.
Safety Score: 87.69

Royal Oak, MI

Royal Oak has developed a trendy and upscale entertainment district, which has attracted many more people to live here. It is one of the most dedicated cities to tree planting and preservation.

59,535 661 -30.9% 52 676 11%

47 Top 25th Percentile in U.S.
Safety Score: 87.58

Shelby Township, MI

This is a beautiful town that is quickly growing its population as a commuter town to Detroit. It has several lakes and parklands that attract visitors from far and wide. The planned communities are a great place to raise a family.

77,636 701 -7.6% 89 982 -9%

48 Top 25th Percentile in U.S.
Safety Score: 87.58

Lakewood Township, NJ

This city has grown by nearly 50,000 since 1990, as many flock here for its safe neighborhoods and great recreational activities at the lakes. It is not far from the coast as well, making it a popular maritime area as well.

95,743 1,076 n/a 170 601 n/a

49 Top 25th Percentile in U.S.
Safety Score: 87.45

Santa Clarita, CA

Santa Clarita is an expansive town with a lot of farm lands mixed with planned communities. All of the basic necessities of a city are found here, shopping, parks, and great school systems. On top of that, Santa Clarita also has the mountains and open fields to explore.

211,132 2,925 12.1% 351 n/a 17.6%

50 Top 25th Percentile in U.S.
Safety Score: 87.38

Old Bridge Township, NJ

South of New York City, Old Bridge Township is a serene countryside city. It has rivers, grasslands, forests, and rolling hills up to the coast line. The city started with its mill streams, clay, and apple farms until the past century it became mostly a commuter town.

67,298 867 n/a 43 611 n/a

51 Top 25th Percentile in U.S.
Safety Score: 87.31

Fishers, IN

Fishers has been growing its economy over the past half century. In combination with affordable homes, Fishers has been drawing in lots of new residents. Its proximity to Indianapolis has also been a perk for resident commuters.

88,724 942 12.6% 21 791 11.6%

52 Top 25th Percentile in U.S.
Safety Score: 87.1

O'Fallon, MO

Located near the heart of the midwest, O’Fallon has been developing into a large city, in large thanks to many companies moving into the area. Commuters to St. Louis love calling O’Fallon home, with its many parks and low traffic.

85,063 1,017 -10% 55 574 -7.4%

53 Top 25th Percentile in U.S.
Safety Score: 87.08

Thousand Oaks, CA

To the north of Los Angeles is Thousand Oaks. It has long been a highly desired area to live in, for its peaceful and beautiful scenery, as well as its safe and highly rated schools.

129,976 1,577 5.6% 136 n/a -2%

54 Top 25th Percentile in U.S.
Safety Score: 86.93

Parma, OH

Part of the suburbs of Cleveland, Parma is known for its various ethnic villages, such as the Ukrainian and Polish villages. There are many small businesses located here as well, making it a popular city for those who want to be their own boss.

79,655 1,027 18.7% 79 527 -13%

55 Top 25th Percentile in U.S.
Safety Score: 86.86

Cary, NC

Cary has one of the highest ratios of educated residents. 68% hold at least an associate’s degree, and 60% have a bachelor’s degree. The historical markers in the city make it a very quaint area to live in.

160,291 1,902 -20.1% 81 708 7.5%

56 Top 25th Percentile in U.S.
Safety Score: 86.84

Novi, MI

Novi has been rapidly growing for the past several decades, due to its excellent local economy with lots of small businesses and large department stores to shop at. If you’re not into shopping, then Novi also has a lot parks to explore, and the largest Japanese festival in the entire state.

59,233 762 -34.7% 31 713 -11.5%

57 Top 25th Percentile in U.S.
Safety Score: 86.61

Oak Lawn, IL

Oak Lawn has one of the best community hospitals in the area, with residents of Chicago coming to it as well. The school systems are great, and there is a very active and well maintained park system here.

57,112 816 -21% 71 456 -19.2%

58 Top 25th Percentile in U.S.
Safety Score: 86.6

State College, PA

As implied by its name, State College is indeed a college town. It has consistently ranked as one of the safest towns in the country. If you’re a college sports fan then this is a great town for you, as the residents take great pride in their local teams.

57,710 640 1.8% 27 801 -0.8%

59 Top 25th Percentile in U.S.
Safety Score: 86.56

Woodbridge Township, NJ

This is a very old town going all the way back to 1693. It has grown to be one of the largest towns in New Jersey. Public transportation is very easy here, so you won’t have to worry about parking your own vehicle every time you go out.

100,950 1,690 n/a 110 395 n/a

60 Top 25th Percentile in U.S.
Safety Score: 86.53

Medford, MA

Just a few miles away from Boston, Medford has made a name for itself as one of the safest cities to live in, as well as a great place for research due to the presence of Tufts University. This town was also home to Amelia Earhart.

57,742 761 0.6% 107 534 -10.9%

61 Top 25th Percentile in U.S.
Safety Score: 86.49

Taunton, MA

Taunton has a history in shipbuilding and silversmithing. The White House orders its silverware specifically from a company in this town. The historical architecture here is something to see, especially the courthouse. Cultural activities are major here, with several art galleries and museums.

56,731 619 -1.3% 207 480 -3.5%

62 Top 25th Percentile in U.S.
Safety Score: 86.49

Georgetown, TX

Georgetown has dozens of historically protected buildings, due to their unique victorian architecture. There are red poppy flowers planted all over the city, giving it the nickname as the Red Poppy capital of Texas.

62,264 770 n/a 87 536 n/a

63 Top 25th Percentile in U.S.
Safety Score: 86.47

York Area Regional, PA

This area is known as an architectural museum, due to having so many historic structures that have been well maintained for hundreds of years. The famous York Fair is held here, and is the oldest fair in the nation.

55,020 479 -10.2% 76 1145 -21.2%

64 Top 25th Percentile in U.S.
Safety Score: 86.44

Bolingbrook, IL

This is a newer suburb of Chicago, with its creation being in 1965. It has growing especially fast since 2000, adding nearly 20,000 new residents since then. The strong school system and proximity to Chicago attract lots of residents wanting a safe area for their family.

74,356 991 -13.2% 136 n/a 0.1%

65 Top 25th Percentile in U.S.
Safety Score: 86.44

Fairfield, CT

Fairfield is known as one of the best places to live in the northwest part of the nation. Its strong history and safe environment for families brings in residents from all over. There are many parklands and historical sites to see here.

61,762 945 -37% 21 550 -19.8%

66 Top 25th Percentile in U.S.
Safety Score: 86.41

New Rochelle, NY

The waterfront of New Rochelle is beautiful, with small islands going alongside it. There are 100s of acres of parklands here, and is the hometown of Thomas Paine, an important historical figure in American history.

80,270 1,283 -4.8% 171 369 5.5%

67 Top 25th Percentile in U.S.
Safety Score: 86.39

Canton Township, MI

Canton Township is one of the highest earning cities in Michigan. With its many large department stores and short commute to Detroit, residents are able to enjoy good jobs and fun ways to spend their disposable income.

89,628 1,097 0.2% 119 752 -17.8%

68 Top 25th Percentile in U.S.
Safety Score: 86.34

Bowie, MD

Bowie is the largest city in Prince George’s County. It began as a railway town, and grew to be home to high income residents. It has seen rapid growth in the 21st century, with its great schools and high safety ratings.

58,304 686 -14.8% 66 869 -20.4%

69 Top 25th Percentile in U.S.
Safety Score: 86.29

Bismarck, ND

Bismarck is a beautiful city in North Dakota, with miles and miles of trails for exercise and exploration. It has the best hospitals in the state, with residents visiting from all corners of the state. Bismarck is definitely one of the most happening cities in North Dakota.

70,873 924 -45.7% 104 502 -47.6%

70 Top 25th Percentile in U.S.
Safety Score: 86.27

West Haven, CT

West Haven played an important role in the American Revolution, and has always taken great pride in its history. The Historical Society is very active here, diligently protecting and maintaining historic sites.

54,741 867 -53% 68 408 -42.8%

71 Top 25th Percentile in U.S.
Safety Score: 86.27

Stamford, CT

Stamford is one of the larger cities of Connecticut, with a high average income of $88,205 per family. Public transportation is very convenient here, quickly taking passengers all the way down to Washington D.C. and everywhere in between.

129,682 1,869 -8.5% 285 387 -9.7%

72 Top 25th Percentile in U.S.
Safety Score: 86.24

Elgin, IL

Elgin is located in a beautiful area north of Chicago, with lots of forests, lakes, and small rolling hills. Education is an important aspect of life here, and it shows through their strong school system. Culture and conservation are also very important here, with historical structures very well maintained.

111,832 1,488 16.8% 261 475 -26.3%

73 Top 25th Percentile in U.S.
Safety Score: 86.21

Centennial, CO

Centennial did not officially become a city until 2001. It was the largest origin of a city, with over 100,000 residents at the time. As with most Colorado cities, centennial offers incredible parklands and trails for the very active residents.

108,846 1,304 -4.7% 137 688 -0.8%

74 Top 25th Percentile in U.S.
Safety Score: 86.19

San Ramon, CA

There are several headquarters of large national companies here, including 24 Hour Fitness, Chevron, and the west coast division of AT&T. San Ramon is near Mount Diablo, providing awe inspiring views of nature.

76,081 895 15.8% 27 938 18%

75 Top 25th Percentile in U.S.
Safety Score: 86.12

Brookline, MA

There are several auto and golf clubs here, with a few historically preserved structures. Brookline was also the birthplace of John F. Kennedy. The school systems here are top notch, with a good amount of diversity.

59,520 804 -1.4% 164 388 4.9%

76 Top 25th Percentile in U.S.
Safety Score: 86.1

Simi Valley, CA

Simi Valley has the Ronald Reagan Library and beautiful hilly landscapes. It has a high median income for families, and a major research facility where the foundations for nuclear reactors and rocket science were laid out. There are also strong businesses in metal, machinery, and tool making.

127,472 1,513 23.4% 174 715 -7.1%

77 Top 25th Percentile in U.S.
Safety Score: 86.09

White Plains, NY

This is a great city a bit north of New York City. It has an amazing Farmer’s Market nearly every week of the year, and is a popular filming location for movies. Commuters to NYC enjoy calling White Plains home due to its safe neighborhoods and less stressful commutes.

58,315 1,017 -3.2% 102 288 -3.1%

78 Top 25th Percentile in U.S.
Safety Score: 86.07

Sammamish, WA

This is a particularly beautiful city in Washington state, with nine parks providing ample space for outdoor activities and several country clubs. The roads are calm here, with no major highways or freeways running through it.

52,365 392 46.1% 12 1586 -1.1%

79 Top 25th Percentile in U.S.
Safety Score: 86.05

Placentia, CA

Located in the southeastern suburbs of Los Angeles, Placentia offers a calmer life amongst its developed communities and clean parks. It has all the things you’d expect from a developed small city, with plenty of shopping, an active police force, and public services like libraries and great public schools.

52,753 746 -7.7% 76 850 1.4%

80 Top 25th Percentile in U.S.
Safety Score: 85.99

East Orange, NJ

East Orange is a landlocked city directly west from New York City. It had a history of incredible wealth, as seen by some of its older houses that now serve as places of business or for Non Profit Organizations. The current neighborhoods are not as lavish, but still very beautiful and peaceful.

65,213 815 n/a 434 239 n/a

81 Top 25th Percentile in U.S.
Safety Score: 85.99

Chino Hills, CA

Chino Hills started as a very rural area due to its rolling hills that are perfect for cattle and horses. Several developments grew in the area, with some having some of the most expensive homes in the Inland Empire area. Most of these communities are built to have shopping centers within walking distance.

77,515 1,073 14% 70 n/a 3.4%

82 Top 25th Percentile in U.S.
Safety Score: 85.89

Union City, NJ

Union City is a very culturally rich area, with people coming from all over the nation to experience it. It has the nicknames of “Embroidery Capital of the United States” due to a large influx of Germans in the past, as well as “Havana on the Hudson” due to a large amount of Cubans who moved here.

69,077 1,159 n/a 166 341 n/a

83 Top 25th Percentile in U.S.
Safety Score: 85.86

Irvine, CA

Irvine is home to many universities, which makes it home to many research facilities as well. Technology and semiconductor companies have their headquarters here. There are several dozen housing communities to choose from here, all with different architectural themes.

258,198 3,868 12.9% 144 865 19.5%

84 Top 25th Percentile in U.S.
Safety Score: 85.76

St. Clair Shores, MI

As the name suggests, this small city borders the St. Clair lake on its eastern side. This makes it a popular destination for watersports and those wanting to enjoy the beaches of a freshwater lake.

60,116 756 16.3% 129 698 -1%

85 Top 25th Percentile in U.S.
Safety Score: 85.74

Meridian, ID

Meridian is a perfect city for those who love the outdoors. It is near several national forests and large lakes. It is also a short drive to Boise, the largest city in Idaho, for those wanting a bit of the large city life as well.

91,077 1,055 32.3% 97 812 -16.3%

86 Top 25th Percentile in U.S.
Safety Score: 85.7

Clarkstown, NY

The history of Clarkstown goes back to 1791, and has grown to have over 85,000 residents. It is repeatedly regarded as one of the best small cities to live in, due to its school systems, scenic parks, and easy commute to a major city like New York City.

82,156 1,417 48% 109 438 -3.7%

87 Top 25th Percentile in U.S.
Safety Score: 85.68

Gilbert, AZ

Gilbert has had a huge population boom, starting at just under 6,000 in 1980 to hitting around 210,000 residents now. It is an affluent town, with the average household bringing in an annual income $109,213. It is noteworthy that a city this large has such a low crime rate.

247,324 3,267 -19.4% 177 735 -10.5%

88 Top 25th Percentile in U.S.
Safety Score: 85.63

Lakeville, MN

Lakeville is a commuter town to Minneapolis. People love the clean and peaceful neighborhoods here, and the school systems make it a great area to raise a family in. Lakeville is also home to a very large industrial park, employing around 4,500 people.

60,846 746 -10.5% 23 980 6.9%

89 Top 25th Percentile in U.S.
Safety Score: 85.57

Lower Merion Township, PA

A suburb of Philadelphia, Lower Merion Township is one of the highest income towns with a population over 50,000. The Pennsylvania Main Line runs through the town, which contributed to its wealth.

58,369 990 -8.7% 32 388 6.3%

90 Top 25th Percentile in U.S.
Safety Score: 85.55

Hoboken, NJ

Hoboken was home to Frank Sinatra, and has turned into an upscale area. In 2014 over $200 million dollars was allocated to the city to help protect it against flooding and high winds. The stronger foundations and protections are making this city safer than it already was.

54,050 908 n/a 144 359 n/a

91 Top 25th Percentile in U.S.
Safety Score: 85.54

Leesburg, VA

Leesburg is a beautiful and historic town in Virginia. It has been growing rapidly over the past couple decades, offering some of the best schools and facilities to families that live here. It is also surrounded by scenic farmlands and equestrian fields.

51,254 722 38.2% 84 562 -5.1%

92 Top 25th Percentile in U.S.
Safety Score: 85.53

North Port, FL

North Port has grown to become a very popular area over the 20 years, growing its population from just under 23,000 to nearly 60,000 residents now. It is largely a family oriented city, with over a quarter of its population under the age of twenty.

61,148 856 -4.3% 101 513 -6.4%

93 Top 25th Percentile in U.S.
Safety Score: 85.53

Cupertino, CA

Cupertino is known primarily for being the home of Apple Inc. and its excellent public schools, rated as some of the best in the nation. The area is also very scenic, with rolling green hills and an inviting downtown area.

61,162 935 56% 63 n/a -9.8%

94 Top 25th Percentile in U.S.
Safety Score: 85.53

Weymouth, MA

Weymouth has an interesting history, starting out as a poorly planned colony that ultimately led to failure in the early 1600s. Weymouth eventually grew into a beautiful small city, and one of the best places to live in the nation.

56,137 732 31.8% 177 519 7.9%

95 Top 25th Percentile in U.S.
Safety Score: 85.49

Northern York Regional, PA

This area of Pennsylvania has a fantastic fire department, police department, school system, and recreational activities. It has many historical buildings that are maintained by the city or by private non-profit organizations. People love living here for how quaint and peaceful it is.

68,470 647 40.5% 71 1291 -18.9%

96 Top 25th Percentile in U.S.
Safety Score: 85.47

Mansfield, TX

Historically this town was named after the Man Field mill that made the area prosperous in the late 1800s, but everyone misspelled it till the current Mansfield spelling was accepted. This is a fantastic town for commuters as it is the same distance to Dallas and Ft. Worth.

63,684 972 -4.4% 58 n/a 1.4%

97 Top 25th Percentile in U.S.
Safety Score: 85.39

Abington, PA

Abington Township has some of the area’s largest employers, such as the hospital and mall which employ over 6,000 people combined. People from all over the state come here for shopping or health care.

55,753 930 -30.2% 42 488 -17.7%

98 Top 25th Percentile in U.S.
Safety Score: 85.38

Sterling Heights, MI

Sterling Heights is a city with a lot of diversity, as many ethnic groups from throughout Europe were taken in here during the 90s. It has consistently ranked as one of the safest cities in the nation, especially for a city with a population over 100,000.

132,255 1,776 4.4% 233 755 -12.8%

99 Top 25th Percentile in U.S.
Safety Score: 85.35

Glendale, CA

Glendale is conveniently located right outside downtown Los Angeles. It is near the expansive Griffith Park, where many city dwellers go to hike and take in the gorgeous views of the area. Many great production companies are located here that make shows and movies you may have seen in theaters and on tv.

202,298 3,513 2.1% 195 596 11.4%

100 Top 25th Percentile in U.S.
Safety Score: 85.33

Port St. Lucie, FL

This area began its development in the 60s, and has grown to have approximately 180,000 residents today. Most recently, some research laboratories have opened up here, in the biotech and life science industries.

176,364 2,406 4.6% 260 609 -5.8%

101 Top 25th Percentile in U.S.
Safety Score: 85.28

Pflugerville, TX

The growth and popularity of Austin has caused Pflugerville to grow more as well, due to its proximity to Austin and lower prices on homes. It has many parks and recreational activities to partake in, keeping its residents active and happy.

56,240 831 22.1% 76 n/a -4.4%

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