Today we are going to take a look at the 25 safest cities in America in 2020. Click to skip our introduction and methodology and jump to the top 10 safest cities in America in 2020.
Would you like to come with us for a virtual tour to the safest cities in the United States? Right! We are here to present you with our latest list. We have compiled 25 safe and friendly cities for you! When deciding to move to another city we need to check out several essential aspects. When the promise of a new life calls your name and you start to look at the map searching your ideal home – you need some major principles to follow. These principles are nearly equally important, but we list crime rates as the first one in the line. Who would like to reside in a place where crime rates hit the sky? But we also must be aware that we don’t live in a Utopian society where crimes never occur. But we can research consciously those cities and areas where crime rates are relatively low. And this is the matter we can give you a hand with. After reading our article through, taking everything consideration and finding your ideal new hometown, do visit the new city both day and night, and check out the streets. It can also be a good idea of you stop at the police station and inquire of crimes and criminals.
Then, (especially if you have a family) you should take into account affordability, costs of living and taxes. Affordability doesn’t only comprise housing expenses, but it also includes the prices for consumer goods, such as foods, services and many others, which vary from city to city, or from state to state. Also important to check out the prices of utility services such as taxes, electricity, water supply, or prices of gasoline. Taxes can also vary from state to state, for instance there are states that do not have sales taxes, such as Delaware, Montana, New Hampshire, Alaska and Oregon. Additionally, you can find states where individual income taxes aren’t levied, such as South Dakota, Alaska Nevada Florida, Washington, among others. It’s worth pondering income tax, local taxes, tax credits and exemptions also. For checking the most expensive cities in the US, please click here. Employment possibilities are essential as well. It’s a good idea to research your opportunities in the job markets by analyzing the quality job opportunities, and to get in touch with agencies that can help you with mapping your prospects.
Another important factor is to have a look at the real estate values, as purchasing a home of your own is likely to be the largest investment in your life, so it’s worth spending some time with researching prices, long-term value estimates, neighborhood and so on. Climate is also to be investigated, since if you or your family member suffer from chronic illness such as asthma, climate can improve or destroy your health. Earlier we published an article about 25 best cities in US to live with asthma, in which you can find the best places for you. Of course, the largest drug companies are working on to develop the best cure for diseases, such as Gilead Sciences, Inc. (NASDAQ:GILD), Eli Lilly and Company (NASDAQ:LLY) and Amgen Inc.(NASDAQ:AMGN). Healthcare facilities and health insurances are important questions factors. There are states that have the most expensive health insurance premiums, while you can also find states with the cheapest insurance. Culture and cultural places are things that don’t seem that essential for the first sight, but if you are planning to find your ideal home, they are important. To learn more about the most cultured cities in US, please read this article. A city with lots of cultural offers can become a real home where you always find excellent opportunities to have a wonderful night. Education system is something that is also needed to take into consideration, especially if you have kids. Learning is the best investment, therefore you need the appropriate tools – i.e. schools to make the best investments. And last, but not least you should ponder public transport options, proximity to family and friends, food and restaurant options, city or town size, and if you love traveling – proximity to airports.
But now let’s turn back to our main aspect – crime rates. In order to compile the list of the 25 safest cities in US in 2020 we consulted FBI’s Uniform Crime Reporting (UCR) program and have established the threshold at cities having at least a population of 300,000. Although we have picked up several arresting rates, the most important one is violent crime rate to rank the cities by this point. And now, without a shadow of a doubt, let’s see which are the safest cities in the United Sates. We are starting with 24, as violent crime rate in Lynchburg and Lexington is the same.