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The 12 Safest Places to Live in the U.S.

By: Mary Jones

Traveling knowledge

The lowest Property Crime And Murder Rates?

When looking for a place to settle down, there are plenty of options from bustling cities, quiet suburban communities and expansive rural areas

      Rochester, New York

Rochester is largely known as a warm  and welcoming city, and has also been ranked as the No. 3 Best Places to Live  in New York, behind Albany and Syracuse.

           New York City

New York City takes the No. 24 spot on the Safest Places to Live list with a low murder rate of 3.1 per 100,000 residents.

    Allentown, Pennsylvania

Allentown is Pennsylvania’s third largest metro area with a murder rate of 1.9 per 100,000 residents in 2020.

       Youngstown, Ohio

food expenses and medical costs fall well below the national average, earning it the No. 10 spot in the Best Affordable Places to Live.

     Reading, Pennsylvania

The median home sale price in the city of Reading is lower than the state average and the metro area has a low murder rate of 2.6 per 100,000 residents.

      Washington, D.C.

Washington, the nation’s capital, is a large urban area with distinct neighborhoods and surrounding towns that make it feel like a much smaller community.

       Orlando, Florida

Orlando is a popular vacation destination and known for being home to the world’s top theme parks, attracting millions of visitors each year

       Green Bay, Wisconsin

The city has a lively entertainment and arts scene, a revitalized downtown area, multiple college campuses and activities for outdoor enthusiasts.

        Pensacola, Florida

Pensacola ranks 10th in the Best Places to Retire and has lower housing costs compared to national numbers

    Lancaster, Pennsylvania

The biggest industry in Lancaster is agriculture with tourism placing second. The Amish community, as well as the arts, history and entertainment, make Lancaster a popular destination

        Mobile, Alabama

The cost of living falls well below the national average, especially housing, and the metropolitan area's violent crime and property crime are lower than the national average.