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Safest Cities In North Carolina 2021

Nearby Areas With A High Livability Score91
  • Holly Springs, NC
  • (City)
  • Population: 30,126
  • For the past 4 years, I have enjoyed my time living in Holly Springs, North Carolina a clean and excellent community in the suburbs of Raleigh, North Carolina. Holly Springs is a multicultural suburb…[read more]
76
  • Elon, NC
  • (City)
  • Population: 9,781
84
  • Pinehurst, NC
  • (City)
  • Population: 15,522
  • My plan is to retire in Pinehurst, N.C., in the next few years. I love the area. Golf is my favorite hobby and living in Pinehurst is like living in a large gated community. The cost of living here is…[read more]
89
  • Wake Forest, NC
  • (City)
  • Population: 36,472
  • Growth here is unbelievable, everyday they blade over another section of town to build more things that there is already plenty of. Traffic is getting horrible and people here are "Horn Honkers" If…[read more]
87
  • Davidson, NC
  • (City)
  • Population: 12,076
  • Davidson, NC is a beautiful city that rests against Lake Norman. It's along Highway 77 and has a lot of amazing places to eat and shop. A lot of the cities I choose for working remotely need to have…[read more]
89
  • Cary, NC
  • (City)
  • Population: 155,822
  • I want to move to Cary NC for lots of reasons It's great to raise a family it has low crime great schools affordable housing everything is a great stat for this place except the cost of living although…[read more]
73
  • Wendell, NC
  • (City)
  • Population: 6,298
77
  • Winterville, NC
  • (City)
  • Population: 9,484
81
  • Fuquay-Varina, NC
  • (City)
  • Population: 22,722
  • Living here in Fuquay-Varina reminds me of an old storybook country living survival guide. Never heard of one? Well, here goes. I will take the time to explain to you how living in a city such as this…[read more]
91
  • Apex, NC
  • (City)
  • Population: 43,893
  • This place is okay. Please delete my old review. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .…[read more]
82
  • Oak Ridge, NC
  • (City)
  • Population: 6,617
80
  • Porters Neck, NC
  • (City)
  • Population: 7,052
74
  • Marvin, NC
  • (City)
  • Population: 6,056
91
  • Morrisville, NC
  • (City)
  • Population: 22,600
  • The city wraps in in the loving arms of charming, beautiful Southern architecture and trees that offer shade for a peaceful walk almost any time of the year. Summers can get a bit hot, but it's not…[read more]
81
  • Ogden, NC
  • (City)
  • Population: 6,909
69
  • Lake Norman of Catawba, NC
  • (City)
  • Population: 7,918
73
  • Wesley Chapel, NC
  • (City)
  • Population: 8,217
79
  • Summerfield, NC
  • (City)
  • Population: 10,758
  • I was raised in Greensboro, N.C., with friends living in Summerfield. When I got married, I decided to raise my family in Summerfield. There is not much shopping in the area, but Greensboro is just…[read more]
73
  • Weddington, NC
  • (City)
  • Population: 10,254
  • Living in Weddington, NC for the last several years has been an absolute delight! The main theme of the town is community. People are hospitable, and you can always run into a friend or two during Food…[read more]
84
  • Waxhaw, NC
  • (City)
  • Population: 12,398
  • Waxhaw, NC is beautiful railroad town with graceful greenery. I could talk all day about the taxes, businesses, traffic, or weather in the area, but if you want to know about the gentle and serene scenes…[read more]
87
  • Stallings, NC
  • (City)
  • Population: 14,759
  • Stallings has beautiful scenery of natural wildlife, trees, and parks. I feel like it is a mix of country and city living in one. It is one of the best suburbs because it is close to everything, has nice…[read more]
85
  • Stokesdale, NC
  • (City)
  • Population: 5,278
90
  • Cornelius, NC
  • (City)
  • Population: 27,426
  • This is one of the most beautiful areas in not just North Carolina, but all of the South. Many people think of hoop dresses, plantations, columns, and forest pavilions when they think of Southern…[read more]
82
  • Chapel Hill, NC
  • (City)
  • Population: 59,005
  • There is no better place to live in the triangle. Honestly. The school system is second to none, the food culture is outstanding, there is a ton of stuff to do, and the people are mostly accepting of all…[read more]
73
  • Boone, NC
  • (City)
  • Population: 18,241
  • I love living in Boone. There is so much to do that you never have to be bored. From fun hiking trails to the Daniel Boone Native Gardens, we never have a shortage of things to do. The only downside that…[read more]
73
  • Rolesville, NC
  • (City)
  • Population: 5,583
58
  • Boiling Spring Lakes, NC
  • (City)
  • Population: 5,703
  • There is bare minimum here. I don't have much to say but the only thing you can do here is live. Theres is absolutely nothing to do. You cant walk anywhere, you cant go out at night. It's relatively safe…[read more]
82
  • Concord, NC
  • (City)
  • Population: 85,753
  • What used to be a nice place has turned into the invasion from the North. There is 98,800 people here area vibes has number wrong. All chain restaurants , retail up the wyzoo roads are crowded , and…[read more]
77
  • Myrtle Grove, NC
  • (City)
  • Population: 9,872
86
  • Huntersville, NC
  • (City)
  • Population: 51,701
  • Huntersville Limousine Service is a reliable name in #Kannapolis for providing exceptional #limousineservice from the years of inception. We have friendly, experienced and courteous staffs and…[read more]
68
  • Long View, NC
  • (City)
  • Population: 5,071
87
  • Carrboro, NC
  • (City)
  • Population: 20,867
  • Carrboro has everything I've ever wanted in a small town, but with access to nice cities all around. First, understand Carrboro itself. Living in Carrboro, NC is one of the most charming ways to enjoy…[read more]
83
  • Mint Hill, NC
  • (City)
  • Population: 25,024
  • Downtown Mint Hill is slow growing. It does need a bit of local growth. If Mint Hill can keep out Big Box, hire a designer that knows how to build a small (full of unique character) downtown and does…[read more]
67
  • Oak Island, NC
  • (City)
  • Population: 7,359
  • Great area for a beach week. In summer it's a wonderful place to be except for the ramped up traffic from tourists. In winter it can be depressing, grey and pretty lifeless. Friendship is often based on…[read more]
74
  • Mount Holly, NC
  • (City)
  • Population: 14,058
  • I had an excellent experience while living in the historical district of Mount Holly North Carolina. The city is amidst Gaston County North Carolina. Mount Holly is conveniently located west of the queen…[read more]
78
  • Harrisburg, NC
  • (City)
  • Population: 14,500
  • I experienced a remarkable lifestyle while living in Harrisburg North Carolina. The city is an enclave of Cabarrus County. Harrisburg is close to Charlotte North Carolina. The city has a great department…[read more]
70
  • Woodfin, NC
  • (City)
  • Population: 6,241
73
  • Mills River, NC
  • (City)
  • Population: 6,990
80
  • Black Mountain, NC
  • (City)
  • Population: 8,168
60
  • Bessemer City, NC
  • (City)
  • Population: 5,462
81
  • Clayton, NC
  • (City)
  • Population: 18,553
  • I have lived spent over 20 years in Clayton. It's fairly safe and very affordable. The downtown is small but quaint and has a few great shops and restaurants. Compared to neighboring Garner, Clayton…[read more]
81
  • Knightdale, NC
  • (City)
  • Population: 13,787
  • Knightdale, North Carolina is a great place to live! I've spent the last 24 years here and plan on spending the rest of my life as a resident of this town. We have so many different things to do, are…[read more]
80
  • Lewisville, NC
  • (City)
  • Population: 13,356
  • Living in Lewisville, North Carolina has been great for my family and I. I work in Winston Salem and it is an easy commute to work most of the time. This is a small town with some historic areas you can…[read more]
73
  • Gibsonville, NC
  • (City)
  • Population: 6,759
  • I can't believe the amount of litter that is tolerated. Bulk trash is put on the curb, left for weeks at a time. They changed the chemicals in the water and never gave notice. I've been in pools that…[read more]
78
  • Raleigh, NC
  • (City)
  • Population: 441,326
  • Great for families.. Cost of living is pretty great. People are mostly friendly. Crime is low. Very diverse group of hard-working people. Lots of parks and great weather. Highly recommend giving Raleigh…[read more]
77
  • Unionville, NC
  • (City)
  • Population: 6,397
76
  • Archdale, NC
  • (City)
  • Population: 11,483
  • I moved to Archdale about 10 years ago when I was transferred to High Point, N.C. to work in the Furniture Market. Archdale is an easy commute and the cost of living is lower than High Point. There is…[read more]
75
  • Etowah, NC
  • (City)
  • Population: 7,237
80
  • Clemmons, NC
  • (City)
  • Population: 19,536
  • I moved to a small town in NC called Clemmons about 10 years ago. My daughter's father lived there at the time, and I wanted them to be closer to each other. I've had opportunities to move, but Clemmons…[read more]
85
  • Fletcher, NC
  • (City)
  • Population: 7,547

Low crime rates are an important factor when determining the livability of any given city in North Carolina. Finding the safest places to live in North Carolina 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 North Carolina with a population over 5,000.

The North Carolina 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 North Carolina? 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.

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