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Safest Cities In Tennessee 2021

Nearby Areas With A High Livability Score80
  • Church Hill, TN
  • (City)
  • Population: 6,723
81
  • Signal Mountain, TN
  • (City)
  • Population: 8,500
82
  • Mount Carmel, TN
  • (City)
  • Population: 5,425
73
  • Oakland, TN
  • (City)
  • Population: 7,270
  • Oakland is a northeastern suburb within the Memphis metropolitan area within 10 minutes of the Shelby County line. Oakland has grown to over 8,000 in population in the last 15 years as residents have…[read more]
85
  • Brentwood, TN
  • (City)
  • Population: 40,873
  • Brentwood, Tennessee is an amazing place to live, shop, and enjoy family festivities. There are always ongoing events and plenty of fun places to explore. Not to mention, its one of the wealthiest cities…[read more]
78
  • Loudon, TN
  • (City)
  • Population: 5,701
88
  • Atoka, TN
  • (City)
  • Population: 8,917
91
  • Spring Hill, TN
  • (City)
  • Population: 34,364
  • Moved here from CA and it wasn't too crowded at first...now it seems like the local government will say "yes" to anyone who wants to build. There's traffic, congestion and construction everywhere you go…[read more]
87
  • Germantown, TN
  • (City)
  • Population: 39,213
  • There is one review on this page that says murders, etc. are a problem in Germantown. Completely and wildly incorrect. Germantown does indeed suffer from some crime issues coming from the adjacent…[read more]
86
  • Kingston, TN
  • (City)
  • Population: 5,841
84
  • Nolensville, TN
  • (City)
  • Population: 6,724
88
  • White House, TN
  • (City)
  • Population: 10,944
  • White House, Tennessee is amazing for its gorgeous homes, private land, and nearby amenities. Everything is very conveniently placed with plenty of shopping centers, restaurants, fitness centers and…[read more]
89
  • Franklin, TN
  • (City)
  • Population: 70,625
  • Like Nashville, Franklin has exploded in the 30 years since I have been coming to beautiful Middle Tennessee on a regular basis. And like Nashville, Franklin is changing quickly with an influx of…[read more]
88
  • Hendersonville, TN
  • (City)
  • Population: 55,073
  • There are those of us who refer to this dump as Helldersonville; this place is an overrated dump; for years (since 1980), the water dept. has been charging sewer rates to 153 Cranwill Drive, and there…[read more]
71
  • Tellico Village, TN
  • (City)
  • Population: 6,235
85
  • Mount Juliet, TN
  • (City)
  • Population: 29,853
  • have resided in Mount Juliet for 15 years. Proximity to Nashville (15 min) is a plus. 30+ institutions of higher education nearby. Excellent hospitals/health services. Local amenities including shopping…[read more]
77
  • Collegedale, TN
  • (City)
  • Population: 10,438
  • Collegedale is a great place to live if you enjoy being a little away from the hustle and bustle of city life, but still enjoy being close enough to be able to experience it when you want. It's just a…[read more]
84
  • Maryville, TN
  • (City)
  • Population: 28,151
  • I used to live in Maryville TN a hose almost 1000 sale ft near Maryville college sold for 50,000 few years ago owner fixed it up sold again for 130,000 the town is great place to live but the realistate…[read more]
80
  • Lakeland, TN
  • (City)
  • Population: 12,541
  • My family and I are proud to call Lakeland, Tennessee home. With a low population, this town truly has a great community feel, while being close enough to Memphis that you can easily commute to the city…[read more]
77
  • Fairview, TN
  • (City)
  • Population: 8,271
86
  • Farragut, TN
  • (City)
  • Population: 21,690
  • I love living in Farragut, Tennessee because this town is rich in history, just a stones throw from Knoxville, and has the best of both worlds being a small town yet close to a metro area. Farragut was…[read more]
89
  • Collierville, TN
  • (City)
  • Population: 48,005
  • Unlike the City of Germantown, which is essentially a far safer and better-governed extension of a dysfunctional Memphis, Collierville is a bit further east and separate enough from Memphis to give it…[read more]
81
  • Gallatin, TN
  • (City)
  • Population: 33,426
  • This summer and last we had temps of close to 100 degrees with 100% humidity almost everyday! Last winter we experienced ice and snow and it was horrible because nobody knows how to drive in it here. We…[read more]
75
  • Munford, TN
  • (City)
  • Population: 6,025
71
  • Greenbrier, TN
  • (City)
  • Population: 6,684
67
  • Jefferson City, TN
  • (City)
  • Population: 8,324
83
  • Bartlett, TN
  • (City)
  • Population: 58,318
  • The School district is among the top 10% of districts based on test scores. They have a proactive police dept verses the reactive policing in Memphis. Memphis is adjacent to Bartlett so commutes to…[read more]
80
  • Portland, TN
  • (City)
  • Population: 12,125
  • I've been living in Portland Tennessee for 8 years and have enjoyed the small-town atmosphere of this quaint little city that has friendly and helpful neighbors in the close-knit neighborhoods. Portland…[read more]
81
  • Soddy-Daisy, TN
  • (City)
  • Population: 13,162
  • I live in and was raised in soddy daisy TN. It is a great town and great for families. If you aint from soddy you aint nobody. There's home availability and tons of parks for families. Like Chester Frost…[read more]
85
  • Green Hill, TN
  • (City)
  • Population: 7,079
73
  • Martin, TN
  • (City)
  • Population: 10,989
  • I've lived in Martin, Tennessee, for the past four years. I came here in mid-2014 to attend the University of Tennessee at Martin, a relatively small yet fairly-priced university that offers both…[read more]
69
  • Dayton, TN
  • (City)
  • Population: 7,308
67
  • Fairfield Glade, TN
  • (City)
  • Population: 8,462
  • Goodness! The previous commentator really has things WRONG! I cannot believe the misrepresentation of this Beautiful community! We have TONS of things to do here, and it is a VERY safe community, as…[read more]
74
  • Jonesborough, TN
  • (City)
  • Population: 5,234
67
  • Millersville, TN
  • (City)
  • Population: 6,602
81
  • La Vergne, TN
  • (City)
  • Population: 34,451
  • Living in La Vergne, TN, has been a blessing in so many ways. Our family moved here a little over five years ago because our oldest daughter was starting kindergarten. We came for the quality school…[read more]
80
  • Arlington, TN
  • (City)
  • Population: 11,599
  • I had a delightful stay while living in Arlington Tennessee. The city is located in Shelby County. Arlington is close to Lakeland Tennessee. The town was named after Arlington Virginia, near the…[read more]
77
  • Paris, TN
  • (City)
  • Population: 10,168
  • I love living in Paris. It is a fun community that has amazing people and great eats. It is a small city that has the comforts of a large city while retaining the familiarity that comes with a small…[read more]
71
  • McKenzie, TN
  • (City)
  • Population: 5,650
63
  • Lynchburg, Moore County, TN
  • (City)
  • Population: 6,314
75
  • Sparta, TN
  • (City)
  • Population: 5,063
80
  • Oak Ridge, TN
  • (City)
  • Population: 29,285
  • Oak Ridge, Tennessee is one of my favorite locations to experience the outdoor sites and locations. This town is smaller with a population of just over thirty thousand people. There are a lot of parks…[read more]
74
  • Goodlettsville, TN
  • (City)
  • Population: 16,848
  • If you want to live close to Nashville, but desire something a little slower paced, then you need to consider my hometown of Goodlettsville, Tennessee. Living in Goodlettsville, Tennessee is great in…[read more]
78
  • Red Bank, TN
  • (City)
  • Population: 11,794
  • It's been great exploring Rivermont Park while living in Red Bank Tennessee. The weather here in Red Bank has been great; not too hot in the summer and not unbearably cold in the winter. Crime is scarce…[read more]
62
  • Oak Grove, TN
  • (City)
  • Population: 5,152
73
  • Cookeville, TN
  • (City)
  • Population: 32,256
  • I've been living in Cookeville for two years. It's an alright city for the most part, but there are a couple of areas it can improve in. Cookeville itself is fairly busy and there's usually enough fun…[read more]
77
  • Lebanon, TN
  • (City)
  • Population: 29,439
  • I could walk through town for hours and still absorb the blessing that is the South's love of nature. The city is built while embracing the trees and keeping its people in calm, cool shade. Summers are…[read more]
87
  • Smyrna, TN
  • (City)
  • Population: 45,369
  • I'm the outdoorsy type, so I love living in Smyrna, Tennessee. This town has acres and acres of park land. There's golf in Sharp Springs Park, kayaking or fishing on Stewart Creek, and plenty of ball…[read more]
68
  • Harrison, TN
  • (City)
  • Population: 7,564
76
  • Lenoir City, TN
  • (City)
  • Population: 8,965

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

The Tennessee 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 Tennessee? 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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