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Safest Cities In the US 2021

Nearby Areas With A High Livability Score91
  • Fort Polk South, LA
  • (City)
  • Population: 9,219
90
  • Naval Academy, MD
  • (City)
  • Population: 6,040
86
  • Fort Bliss, TX
  • (City)
  • Population: 9,650
84
  • Binghamton University, NY
  • (City)
  • Population: 6,149
  • Binghamton University is not a town/city. It is literally a college campus. I have no clue why it is listed here. The surrounding area is truly horrible - look at the reviews for Binghamton, NY. Anyway,…[read more]
83
  • West Point, NY
  • (City)
  • Population: 6,606
81
  • 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…[read more]
76
  • University of California-Davis, CA
  • (City)
  • Population: 6,957
76
  • Weiser, ID
  • (City)
  • Population: 5,350
74
  • McGuire AFB, NJ
  • (City)
  • Population: 5,309
74
  • Fort Lewis, WA
  • (City)
  • Population: 13,378
  • Home to Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Fort Lewis, Washington is a classic military town boasting a strong Army and Air Force presence. I love living in Fort Lewis because of its strong commitment to…[read more]
87
  • Offutt AFB, NE
  • (City)
  • Population: 5,176
85
  • Lackland AFB, TX
  • (City)
  • Population: 6,711
81
  • Fort Knox, KY
  • (City)
  • Population: 9,226
77
  • Notre Dame, IN
  • (City)
  • Population: 6,724
76
  • University at Buffalo, NY
  • (City)
  • Population: 6,230
75
  • Fort Irwin, CA
  • (City)
  • Population: 9,337
74
  • Frederick, CO
  • (City)
  • Population: 10,791
  • Located along the base of the majestic Rocky Mountains, Frederick, Colorado is the quintessential Front Range town. I love living in Frederick because of the many outdoor recreational opportunities it…[read more]
80
  • Lexington, OH
  • (City)
  • Population: 5,484
80
  • Church Hill, TN
  • (City)
  • Population: 6,723
86
  • 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…[read more]
78
  • Campton Hills, IL
  • (City)
  • Population: 11,500
  • Campton Hills is a city within Kane County that houses more than 11,200 residents. When you look at the transportation aspect for the city, it has the highest amount of air departures and the most rail…[read more]
87
  • 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…[read more]
90
  • Broadview Heights, OH
  • (City)
  • Population: 19,257
  • Not the biggest city by any means, as Broadview Heights is practically a strip where everything is and then you have the rest of the town. I know many people are fine without having everything spread out…[read more]
74
  • Old Tappan, NJ
  • (City)
  • Population: 5,942
81
  • Park Ridge, NJ
  • (City)
  • Population: 8,854
78
  • Inverness, IL
  • (City)
  • Population: 7,844
75
  • Fox Chapel, PA
  • (City)
  • Population: 5,392
84
  • 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…[read more]
77
  • Lone Grove, OK
  • (City)
  • Population: 5,197
78
  • Ridgefield, CT
  • (City)
  • Population: 7,552
  • Have lived in Ridgefield for 25 years and love it I commute to Stamford and do not need to use the highways. it is a easy commute to many…[read more]
97
  • Huntington Woods, MI
  • (City)
  • Population: 6,330
90
  • South Park Township, PA
  • (City)
  • Population: 13,470
  • Living in South Park Township, PA means a lot of things for different people. We have a pretty low crime rate and cost of living can be kind of high dependent on area of choice, space size, and other…[read more]
83
  • Clinton, MA
  • (City)
  • Population: 7,232
75
  • Bridgewater, VA
  • (City)
  • Population: 5,906
93
  • Springboro, OH
  • (City)
  • Population: 17,978
  • Springboro, Ohio is a lovely little suburb South of Dayton, and I have lived here for 12 years now. It is a wonderful place to raise a family. The Windmill Farm market is a fun place to visit in the…[read more]
89
  • Zionsville, IN
  • (City)
  • Population: 25,709
  • We moved here 18 years ago for a good school systems, the large yards and it's proximity to the city/interstate. Even though we're a suburb of Indianapolis, I love the small town, community feel. …[read more]
77
  • Mendham, NJ
  • (City)
  • Population: 5,012
80
  • Fair Haven, NJ
  • (City)
  • Population: 6,033
90
  • Rocky River, OH
  • (City)
  • Population: 20,211
  • I was living in Rocky River, Ohio for three months, and it wasn’t enough time for me. The best area in Rocky River is in the Metroparks. My favorite thing to do was to take my dogs on walks in the miles…[read more]
75
  • New Milford, NJ
  • (City)
  • Population: 16,682
  • New Milford, NJ is a great place to call home! It is a town made up of people of many different cultures, and that makes it interesting! Throughout the year, there are parades, flea markets, and festive…[read more]
78
  • Butler, NJ
  • (City)
  • Population: 7,773
90
  • Munroe Falls, OH
  • (City)
  • Population: 5,055
87
  • Orland Hills, IL
  • (City)
  • Population: 7,241
81
  • Oradell, NJ
  • (City)
  • Population: 8,160
81
  • Madison, NJ
  • (City)
  • Population: 16,090
  • I can't say enough great things about Madison, NJ! I moved here as a young man in my 20's and have had no desire to live anywhere else in the 30 years since. Everything from the fantastic weather all…[read more]
75
  • Mount Arlington, NJ
  • (City)
  • Population: 5,251
75
  • Norwood, NJ
  • (City)
  • Population: 5,828
94
  • Bellbrook, OH
  • (City)
  • Population: 7,082
87
  • Muskego, WI
  • (City)
  • Population: 24,650
  • I lived in Muskego for several years. If I didn't have to move elsewhere due to work, I likely would have stayed there indefinitely. It's a small city that doesn't have a whole lot in terms of…[read more]
84
  • Flatwoods, KY
  • (City)
  • Population: 7,358

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