America is vast and diverse, full of tiny towns and massive metropolises. Indeed, the safety of U.S. cities runs the gamut from near-utopias to murderous ruins. Propy continues to set its sights on new real estate opportunities in America’s most stable and peaceful communities. So, here is our list of the top 3 safest cities in the United States.
Safest Cities in the United States
Top 1: Columbia, Maryland
Ironically, America’s safest city is less than an hour’s drive from Baltimore, one of its most dangerous. Columbia opened in 1967 with the core aim of improving the quality of life for its citizens. Thus, it is not surprising that everything from street structure to zoning favors peace and prosperity. Columbia’s average household income is greater than $100,000, and the homeownership rate of 66.8% is higher than the national average. Additionally, local schools are excellent.
Top 2: South Burlington, Vermont
Located by the home of Senator (and Presidential hopeful) Bernie Sanders, the area of South Burlington is affluent, pleasant, and peaceful. The average resident age is just over 40, and its small population of under 20,000 has been growing steadily since 2000. South Burlington is the sort of stable community into which homeowners and buyers move and then stay for decades. The environment is a recipe for long-term investment value matched by few other places in the United States.
Top 3: Plano, Texas
Plano is another American city with accessible home prices and low violent crime rates. Plano is part of the Dallas-Fort Worth area, but it is notably removed from the inequality and other conditions that precipitate crime in more concentrated urban locales.
Plenty of investor attention goes to America’s teeming cities, but a strong undercurrent of homeowners and renters are moving to smaller cities, where safety and security are the norms. If you are looking to change up your routine and move from a potentially dangerous situation to a safe one, then think about relocating to one of the cities as mentioned earlier. Just as it has done in San Francisco, Propy looks forward to facilitating sales in the rest of America.