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Best Places To Live In America 2018

Nearby Areas With A High Livability Score86
  • Fort Bliss, TX
  • (City)
  • Population: 9,650
86
  • Fort Polk South, LA
  • (City)
  • Population: 9,219
85
  • Lackland AFB, TX
  • (City)
  • Population: 6,711
83
  • Naval Academy, MD
  • (City)
  • Population: 6,040
83
  • Offutt AFB, NE
  • (City)
  • Population: 5,176
82
  • Binghamton University, NY
  • (City)
  • Population: 6,149
79
  • Fort Knox, KY
  • (City)
  • Population: 9,226
77
  • Fort Campbell North, KY
  • (City)
  • Population: 14,054
  • For a military family like ours, Fort Campbell North is a good place to live. I like the overall community atmosphere of the region compared to some other military housing areas where we have been
77
  • Fort Irwin, CA
  • (City)
  • Population: 9,337
76
  • University of California-Davis, CA
  • (City)
  • Population: 6,957
75
  • Notre Dame, IN
  • (City)
  • Population: 6,724
75
  • Hickam Housing, HI
  • (City)
  • Population: 8,954
74
  • West Point, NY
  • (City)
  • Population: 6,606
73
  • University at Buffalo, NY
  • (City)
  • Population: 6,230
72
  • Quantico Base, VA
  • (City)
  • Population: 6,402
78
  • Lexington, OH
  • (City)
  • Population: 5,484
77
  • Western Springs, IL
  • (City)
  • Population: 13,133
  • I have lived in this city all my life. There is no other place I can call home. I have undergone the full public education system and even changed elementary schools. It’s a city with very impressive
78
  • Franklin Town, MA
  • (City)
  • Population: 32,873
  • Franklin is a great place for families. It is a place that you can go out for a walk around the neighborhood or Franklin State Park. The neighbors or generally friendly. Franklin just invested in new
77
  • Channahon, IL
  • (City)
  • Population: 12,329
  • There's more to Illinois than just Chicago, and there's definitely more to Channahon than you might first think. Located within driving distance of the Windy City, it's a small village with a lot of
82
  • Flatwoods, KY
  • (City)
  • Population: 7,358
73
  • Ridgefield, CT
  • (City)
  • Population: 7,552
83
  • Brandon, SD
  • (City)
  • Population: 9,674
74
  • Oradell, NJ
  • (City)
  • Population: 8,160
74
  • Norwood, NJ
  • (City)
  • Population: 5,828
80
  • Sioux Center, IA
  • (City)
  • Population: 7,370
73
  • North Caldwell, NJ
  • (City)
  • Population: 6,519
79
  • Rye, NY
  • (City)
  • Population: 15,949
  • If you are looking for a wonderful place to call home, you won't find a much better place than Rye. This beautiful town has it all: excellent schools, lots of jobs and nice housing, neighborhoods that
77
  • Bridgewater, VA
  • (City)
  • Population: 5,906
73
  • Montvale, NJ
  • (City)
  • Population: 8,285
76
  • Amelia, OH
  • (City)
  • Population: 5,132
72
  • Mountainside, NJ
  • (City)
  • Population: 6,835
76
  • New Providence, NJ
  • (City)
  • Population: 12,434
  • My family has been living in New Providence and we love the environment here. The neighbors here have a keen sense of unity in New Providence. The crime rate in New Providence is very low. The weather in
76
  • Cresskill, NJ
  • (City)
  • Population: 8,745
73
  • Gilberts, IL
  • (City)
  • Population: 7,479
85
  • Hudson, OH
  • (City)
  • Population: 22,282
  • Great schools, parks, library ( it's huge), the food is great, and good weather. Hudson is a family friendly place with amazing people, and is a fantastic place to
72
  • Hobart, WI
  • (City)
  • Population: 7,779
75
  • Franklin Park, PA
  • (City)
  • Population: 14,228
  • Living in Franklin Park, Pennsylvania for the last 11 years has been like heaven on for my family. This place gives you the best of both worlds. You can easily be in the center of Pittsburgh within 20
80
  • Lititz, PA
  • (City)
  • Population: 9,209
84
  • Waterloo, IL
  • (City)
  • Population: 10,197
  • In all my 34 years of living in Waterloo, Illinois I can honestly say I have never had a bad day based on where I live. Of course I've had bad days for other reasons, but honestly living here has helped
76
  • Demarest, NJ
  • (City)
  • Population: 5,007
73
  • Westwood, NJ
  • (City)
  • Population: 11,170
  • Growing up in Bergen County, my favorite town is Westwood. Westwood is a charming historical town with a small town feel. Westwood is home to the Westwood Theater and Hackensack University Medical
77
  • Greenwood, MO
  • (City)
  • Population: 5,474
75
  • Matawan, NJ
  • (City)
  • Population: 8,894
  • Matawan is your average Jersey suburb. It is has a decent main street with bars, a nice library and other miscellaneous shops. It is great for commuting into the city or down the shore. The best part
73
  • Closter, NJ
  • (City)
  • Population: 8,650
83
  • Villa Hills, KY
  • (City)
  • Population: 7,404
82
  • Marco Island, FL
  • (City)
  • Population: 17,361
  • Marco Island, Florida is stunning with beautiful palm trees lined in every neighborhood, sun year round, and gorgeous high-end homes. There is no other place I'd rather live other than Marco Island! In
73
  • Bergenfield, NJ
  • (City)
  • Population: 27,513
  • When my business relocated me to Jersey City, New Jersey, I wasn't sure what to expect. Forget about everything you think you know about the Garden State, Bergenfield has it all. I can be to work in
85
  • Olmsted Falls, OH
  • (City)
  • Population: 8,889
90
  • Fort Thomas, KY
  • (City)
  • Population: 16,317
  • When you think of quiet, easygoing country living you automatically think of Kentucky. Living in Ft. Thomas is the perfect mixture of a peaceful, natural setting with just enough conveniences nearby to
78
  • Duvall, WA
  • (City)
  • Population: 7,534

Low crime rates are an important factor when determining the livability of any given city in America. Finding the safest places to live in America can be challenging, especially in larger cities which tend to have more crime. Luckily, AreaVibes has done all the heavy lifting for you. Using science and data, AreaVibes has created a list of the safest places to live in America with a population over 5,000.

The America cities listed above have impeccably low crime rates when compared to other cities in the state. How did we choose the safest places to live in America? To create the list, we looked at both property crimes (burglary, theft, vehicle theft) and violent crimes (murder, rape, robbery, assault), then calculated the number of crimes per 100,000 people so that all cities are compared equally. Higher weights were given to violent crimes.

To narrow your search results even further, you can fully customize your list of the safest places to live in America. Simply adjust the filters to select cities or neighborhoods, population size and home/rent prices. You can also select any other categories (amenities, cost of living, education, employment, housing and weather) that are most important to you.