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20 Safest Cities in America for Women

When deciding to move to a new place, many factors have to be considered, such as the place’s climate, the education and transport system, medical facilities, and many more. These factors are even considered in case of casual visits to another city.

Another major aspect to be not left uncovered is the crime rates of the specific city you plan on visiting, and one should always have a list handy of the safest cities in America in this case.

In today’s time, people are so updated with the news and statistics, and human nature tends to make choices that help minimize their risks and maximizes their safety, as well as the safety of the women all around.

So keeping safety as the major concern, here is a compiled list of the safest cities in America to choose from, along with considering other factors like quality of life, value for money perspective, commute facilities, and so on.

20 Safest Cities in America

1. Frisco, Texas

For the very first choice, there is Frisco. It is one of the fastest-growing cities with a decade of population growth of around 71% and is considered one of the best places to live in Texas.

For more details on places to live in Texas, you can check out the 17 best places to live in Texas

A city with a high median household income of around $125,000 a year, that too in a town with a population of just around the 200,000 mark. This city has the best traits of wealth and safety.

With excellent public safety and home security, it has a great community offering a safe place for people to reside in, with perks adding up to a rapidly increasing job market, quality schools, and excellent value.

2. Santa Clarita, California

The city with one of the lowest crime rates in the nation, situated in the U.S. State of California, is Santa Clarita. It has been able to maintain its position as one of the safest cities in America with a population of around 150,000.

Here, the drug poisoning mortality rate is also comparatively lesser, being around 10.5 per 100,000 residents. It is a beautiful city just 30 miles south of downtown Los Angeles.

The median household income of the residents is around $100,000 and provides a safe environment for the residents. It is a mid-size suburb, with one of the major pieces of attraction being the Six Flags Magic Mountain amusement park.

3. McKinney, Texas

Another city in the state of Texas that is considered on the list of the safest cities in America is McKinney. It is located around 15 miles northeast of the city of Frisco and is the third largest city in Collin County.

The city with a population of around 200,000 persons, has a drug poisoning mortality rate of 7.3 deaths per 100,000 residents. It is also among the fastest-growing cities in the United States.

This city has a lot to offer to its residents and provides community safety, with the crime rates of the city on the declining trend, thanks to lesser property crime numbers like burglary and other thefts, making it one of the safest cities in Texas.

4. Sunnyvale, California

In the State of California in the United States, is the city of Sunnyvale situated in northwest South Clara county. It is also one of the major cities that are part of Silicon Valley located in the San Francisco Bay Area.

This city is home to around 150,000 residents and has a drug poisoning mortality rate of around 9.4 per 100,000 people. Most residents usually rent their homes due to high median housing prices.

Although some per cent of this city is involved in excessive drinking, it is still one of the best and safest cities in America to reside in. With a mix of an urban and suburban feel and a lot of restaurants, coffee shops, and parks to spend your leisure time.

5. Cambridge, Massachusetts

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Cambridge in Massachusetts is a city most known for providing a home to one of the most prestigious universities in the world, Harvard University and Massachusetts Institute of Technology, situated just around 2 miles from each other.

The cost of living in this city is a little higher than in the rest of Massachusetts, but being an academic and student-friendly city, it is also one of the safest cities to live in America. The average median household income is around $100,000, but median house rates go over a million dollars, safety does come with a price.

The city is rich in both history and knowledge, while the cost of living is incredibly on the higher side. According to one of the collected crime data, the average crime rates of this city are around 295.09 per 100,000 population with an even lower ratio of violent crimes.

6. Glendale, California

Glendale is located in Los Angeles country in the state of California and has one of the lowest violent crime rates with around 103 per 100,000 residents and a low drug poisoning mortality rate of 10.5 deaths per 100,000 residents.

The city is home to around 200,000 residents and is located around 10 miles north of downtown Los Angeles. Glendale offers great places for shopping and green spaces, making it a lovely and lively place to call home, and a great addition to being on the list of the safest cities in America.

Neighbourhoods here are friendly, guaranteeing home and community safety, and are one of the safest neighbourhoods in Los Angeles with various activities to suit everyone’s needs, along with offering a median household income of around $70,000.

7. Manchester, New Hampshire

Not to be confused with the famous city in England, Manchester is a city situated on the Merrimack river in the southern region of New Hampshire and is also the most populous city in northern New England with population data stating several 115,000 residents.

The city is located at a great geographical location, surrounded by forests and mountains, perfect for outdoor enthusiasts. Manchester is also home to many educational institutions, and the residents here have a high education level, thus low crime rates.

The violent crimes and property crimes here have crime rates that are far below average and it is a beautiful and safe place to reside in but at the cost of a higher cost of living due to its proximity to Boston, as well as colder winters.

8. Glens Falls, New York

With a population of just around 15,000 residents (according to the 2010 census), Glens Falls is a city in Warren County in the State of New York in the United States. Its proximity to the Adirondack Mountains makes it a great choice for people looking for an escape from busy city life.

Most people living here own their homes, thanks to reasonably affordable homes with a median home pricing of around $200,000 and a median household income of around $50,000. The city offers a lot of restaurants and parks along with above-average public schools.

According to various crime data reports, the city is very safe with relatively low violent crime rates and property crime rates as compared to the national average, making it also one of the safest cities in America and a great small-town feel.

9. Ridgefield, Connecticut

In Fairfield county, we have a town named Ridgefield, situated in the foothills of Berkshire mountains, with a population of just around 25,000 residents. The community here is over 300 years old and has a unique historic main street and a highly-rated school system.

This town in Connecticut is known for being the safest town in this state and offers a sparse suburban feel, with most residents owning the houses they live in. Although it is one of the smaller cities, the cost of living is slightly higher.

The violent and property crime rates are definitely on a lot lesser side as compared to the national average and have a per capita income of around $80,000 which is almost twice the per capita income of the country.

10. Virginia Beach

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In southeastern Virginia, alongside the Atlantic ocean is a coastal city named Virginia Beach, more famous thanks to the sparkling local dining scene, and dazzling oceanfront stretched with a 3-mile boardwalk.

It is filled with family-friendly attractions like the Virginia Aquarium and Marine science centre, showcasing various members of the water ecosystem including the shark and sea turtles, giving everyone a mesmerizing sight.

Virginia beach although more of a tourist destination, is also named one of the best places to live in America. It is one of the safest cities in Virginia as well as one of the safest cities in America, whilst also scoring well in terms of financial safety.

Low tax rates, and beautiful scenery as well as is affordable thanks to median home prices of around $262,000.

11. Logan, Utah

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Logan city, known for its outdoor recreation activities, is situated in Cache county in the US state of Utah, with a population of around 52,000 residents. The crime data states that the crime rate in Logan is just around 115.1 which is astonishingly lesser than the national average of 280.5, making it a safe and secure place to live, with a beautiful Cache valley to explore.

It is just 70 miles from Salt Lake City, and the city offers a growing community, allowing room for you to enhance your and your family’s lifestyles, thanks to its stable economy and is home to the promising Utah State University, and is one of the safest cities in America.

12. San Jose, California

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One of the larger cities on the list, San Jose has itself surrounded by the rolling hills in Silicon Valley and serves as a major technology hub boasting many top tech and financial companies. It is also home to museums like the Tech Museum of Innovation and the Winchester Mystery House.

The city offers a great quality of life thanks to the job market it provides, and the affordability factors that come along. San Jose is a desirable city, and also one of the safest cities in America.

It has around 2,362 property crimes and around 382 violent crimes per 100,000 people in a population of around a million residents. Although overall the expenses might be a little on the higher side, it is still a safer and cheaper alternative to San Francisco.

13. Rancho Santa Margarita, California

Another Californian city, and also one of the youngest in Orange County, with a population of around 48,280 residents, Rancho Santa Margarita is a well-planned community. An unusual fact about the city is that it is the longest city name in California.

It is one of the best places to live in California, with most residents owning their homes, and enjoying a dense suburban feel. According to a few crime data reports, it is safer than 76 per cent of U.S Cities, with a violent crime rate of 0.4 per 1000 residents.

Even the property crime rate here is around 5.92 per 1000 residents with the city having a Mediterranean climate and a decent median household income of around $125,000, which makes it eligible enough to be on our list of safest cities in America.

14. Salem, Oregon

The capital city of Oregon, Salem is filled with Oregon artists and hosts the domed Oregon State Capitol containing art collections by these artists. It is also famous for the Hallie Ford Museum of Art as well as The Willamette Heritage Center which also includes a Victorian wool mill.

The city has a population of around 172,000 residents and is also popular for being known as the Garden Capital of Oregon. It is filled with both public and private gardens, with excellent amenities, opportunities, and experiences, making it an excellent place to live.

It is also a relatively affordable city with living costs for a single person just under $1000 mark excluding the rent, with the rate of crime around 42 per 1000 residents, with a chance of being a victim of some crime around 1 in 40 in case of the northwest part of the city.

15. Darien, Connecticut

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A coastal city in Fairfield county in the state of Connecticut, Darien is sparsely populated with a population of just around 21,500 spread over a land area of 13 square miles. It is also the smallest town situated on the Gold coast of Connecticut.

This city has also been ranked as one of the top 10 richest towns in America with the median household income of a Darien household going around $350,000. It is also one of the best places to live in the state of Connecticut offering a dense suburban feel to its residents along with highly rated public schools.

The chances of falling to be victim to violent crimes and property crimes are around 1 in 58, and considering the crime rate, we can say that the city is safer than the state and national average.

16. Bergenfield, New Jersey

Bergenfield is a township in Bergen County in New Jersey. This borough has a population of just around 27,000 residents and is one of the best places to live in New Jersey.

The township offers a dense suburban feel to its residents with a bunch of restaurants and parks to keep them busy. Being a rather affordable town, most residents here own their homes.

The crime rate in Bergenfield is known for its declining trend, being another member of the safest cities in America, with the latest data quoting a crime rate of just 3.61 per 100,000 residents, and also houses highly rated schools for the children of these residents to enjoy new learnings.

17. Madison, Wisconsin

Madison is the capital city of the state of Wisconsin, and although being a mid-sized city, offers all the amenities that a bigger city would offer. It is also considered one of the best places to live in the United States.

The city offers various lakefront views like the Capital City State Trail, which runs past the Monona Terrace making the city one of the most walkable cities in the country. Moreover, various events involving Craft beverages contribute to making the city a lively place.

A good job concentration makes the city a great place to nurture your career, along with being mostly a college town due to the presence of the University of Wisconsin.

A large number of Parks, Green spaces, median rentals going around $1,000 a month, and median home value of around $250,000. accompanied by safe neighbourhoods like Sawmill Road, Midtown Road, and Monroe Street, make the city a good enough choice.

18. Thousand Oaks, California

Another Californian city, and also the second-largest city in Ventura County, is the city of Thousand Oaks, situated just 15 miles from the city of Los Angeles. The city is named solely after noticing the humongous presence of oak trees in the area.

Living here gives its residents a dense suburban feel, with most residents owning their homes. It is a comfortably quiet town with median home prices going around $725,000 and monthly rentals of $2,000.

The city also takes favour of being on the safer side by having a relatively lower crime rate, making it one credible addition to the list of the safest cities in America, thanks to responsive police units, and responsible residents.

19. Minneapolis, Minnesota

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Minneapolis is the largest city in Minnesota and is known for its work-oriented environment, as it is home to several Fortune 500 companies. It is also known for forming a twin city with the city of Saint Paul due to political, educational, and cultural similarities.

It is a great place to start a living thanks to high-paying job opportunities and extremely progressive momentum. The city offers all modern amenities, hence living here is comfortable and it also has a light rail system for the commute.

Median home prices are around $250,000 and monthly rentals of around $1,027, which give a decent value when in comparison to the average salary. People here also consider bikes as one of the best options for transit, as the city is among the most bike-friendly cities in the nation.

The violent crime rate here is around 11.88 per 1000 residents annually, and property crimes are around 47 per 1000 residents. A city is a great place for young professionals who have their undergraduate or graduate degrees and are looking forward to starting their professional careers.

20. Gilbert, Arizona

Gilbert is a relatively larger town in the state of Arizona located southeast of Phoenix, and was once known as the “Hay Shipping Capital of the World“. It is the fifth-largest community in the state of Arizona with a population of 270,000 residents.

It is considered one of the safest cities in America, but safety here comes with a hefty price. There is constant new growth in residential real estate, with a median household income of around $99,140, while Gilbert offers one of the most expensive real estates in America.

People here are very family-oriented, hence it is easier to develop social ties with other families. Good public schools and a large population of college-educated adults put the cherry on top.

Gilbert is the safest in Arizona, with crime rates over 55% lower than the state average, and 48% lower than the national average.

Key Takeaways

So here is the conclusion of the list, where the article talked about 20 cities in America, that provide the best living conditions to women, in terms of safety and growth opportunities.

The article laid down after researching various major and minor facts, which would make one choose a certain city. After analyzing previous years’ analytics, and credible expert advice from various other data sources, this list has been prepared. 

Also please keep in mind, this list is just a collection of one the safest cities in America with some details of the respective amenities and opportunities they offer, so the order of arrangement does not rank any city in either way and is entirely for the reader’s reference.

But all in all, no place is 100% safe, and it is always a comparative degree, of being safer. In the end, it comes out to you as an individual, that how you take up the necessary precautions, to cater to your personal safety, as well as the safety of your loved ones, and choosing the right place to settle, is also an important part of that list of precautions.

Last Updated on March 9, 2023 by Priya Das