- 1 Established Requirements
- 2 1. Greenwich, Connecticut
- 3 2. Essex, Vermont
- 4 3. Fairfield, Connecticut
- 5 4. Carmel, Indiana
- 6 5. Merrimack, New Hampshire
- 7 6. Fishers, Indiana
- 8 7. Monroe Township, Middlesex County, New Jersey
- 9 8. Irvine, California
- 10 9. Middletown Township, New Jersey
- 11 10. Cary, North Carolina
- 12 11. Wayne, Township, New Jersey
- 13 12. Franklin, Massachusetts
- 14 13. Toms River Township, New Jersey
- 15 14. Warwick, Rhode Island
- 16 15. Ridgefield, Connecticut
- 17 16. Gilbert, Arizona
- 18 17. Bridgewater Township, New Jersey
- 19 18. Southington, Connecticut
- 20 19. Orem, Utah
- 21 20. Westport, Connecticut
- 22 21. Cumberland, Rhode Island
- 23 22. Hillsborough Township, New Jersey
- 24 23. Milton, Vermont
- 25 24. Simsbury, Connecticut
- 26 25. Chesire, Connecticut
- 27 26. Milford, Connecticut
- 28 27. Glastonbury, Connecticut
- 29 28. Narragansett, Rhode Island
- 30 29. Lakeville, Minnesota
- 31 30. Newton, Massachusetts
One of the most important decisions you may ever make on behalf of your family is choosing the perfect place to settle down that is not only suitable but safe. Finding the proper school systems, extracurricular activities for the kids, local parks, and reliable healthcare facilities are all high on the to-do list, yet the safety, or lack thereof, of your new settlement, can make or break the quality of life and freedom that you and your children will experience. The safest cities to raise a child can make a huge difference in your child’s life. Everything that surrounds them as they grow will be a part of molding their mindset, character, and overall wellness. This is no small choice, for it will become a significant impact on your entire family.
In order to bring awareness for families in search of a new safe environment for their flourishing family, this data has been collected to ease the process of elimination. The United States is filled with reliable small towns that would make the perfect place for children to be raised. This list is a compilation of cities that pay close attention to the details of protecting and caring for the smallest, most vulnerable residents, the children. Most of these locations consist of towns near the New England coastal regions. In these quieter suburbs, they promote active, more healthy lifestyles, have well-funded school systems and have much less crime than surrounding neighborhoods. Nearly one-third of this list of safest cities derives from Connecticut. A close second for the majority in New Jersey’s family-friendly townships. We all know the value of babyproofing your home, but what do you do about your neighborhood?
While raising a family there are so many aspects to consider and unfortunately, no one can fully cover it all. The expression ‘It takes a village to raise a child,’ (a favorite here at Perma Child Safety) is not far from the truth. The more perspective, awareness, and healthy mindsets that your child is exposed to the more prepared for the vast amount of challenges, relationships, and diversities that will arise all throughout their lives. Having a community that is ready, willing, and capable to focus on this initiative will be one of the most valuable gifts you may ever give to your children. This choice will not only build up your children in many areas of their lives but will also lift a tremendous load from your shoulders which should be an unnecessary burden to carry alone.
For the best results in considering a safe community, the results stemmed from cities reporting their overall school system quality, state graduation rates, sex offender concentration, and violent crime data from the FBI. Further considerations that came into play are the amount of available recreational activity opportunities, reliable parks, as well as, frequently running specialized programs specifically geared towards services for kids and their families. To focus on a wider range of opportunity and possibility of variety for raising your child and options for their future the target cities were narrowed down to those with more than 10,000 residents. Most of the eliminated cities do not have complete reports on their violent crime rates within the FBI official records. The cities that made the cut hold the best-recorded performance levels for all or most of the given requirements chosen for this listing. Another vital aspect to be a part of a child’s development is the amount of nature within the surrounding area.
Within the past 20 years, violent crime rates have decreased in statistics significantly. From records of 1997 being six violent crimes for every 1,000 people, the rate dropped in half by 2016 to 3.86 violent crimes per 1,000 people. Property crime has also been on a downward slope from 11.5 million reports in 1997 to 7.9 million recordings in 2016. However, from the years 2015 to 2016 the rate of violent crime has increased by 3.4%. Thankfully this is not a drastic increase especially in comparison to the positive direction of the statistics from the two decades preceding.
The requirements for the rankings of the safest cities for raising families is a meticulous process to go through. These top four give examples of what to look for specifically in regards to the safest areas to raise a family. There are multiple aspects to consider, yet these are the outstanding features deemed as most pertinent.
- The lowest amount of recorded violent crime rates is throughout the state of Connecticut.
- Out of all 50 states, Vermont holds the least amount of sex offenders recorded per capita.
- The second-highest for success in high school graduation rates goes to the state of New Jersey.
- For overall best quality school systems, Massachusetts ranks high above the rest.
Safety is a very important facet to consider whether you are settling down, planning a vacation destination, or applying for further education at a university. It is no joke to carefully consider every single possibility that may arise during the crucial years of your child’s upbringing. If these top thirty do not strike a chord with you then taking the time to seek options beyond this list would not be time wasted whatsoever. Your family is one of the greatest treasures of your life, so the time and energy of leaning into this research will become completely priceless. The carefully tailored list of suggested safe cities are as follows.
1. Greenwich, Connecticut
With a rich history filled with intrigue this town, formerly nicknamed “Tod’s Point”, Greenwich is located on the shores off of the Long Island Sound. The smell of the nearby ocean is enjoyed as salty and refreshing crisp air that is a constant reward with every breath taken throughout a given day. This delightful town was founded by the descendants of the Bay Colony hailing from Massachusetts and comes in 12th for the best places to live in the United States. This special community contains plenty of clean parks, exciting recreational programs, private beaches, and their very own island which provides a secure sanctuary to step away from the chaotic hustle of daily life. Taking a break and stepping away from reality is just as important as keeping up with your responsibilities for work, for if you properly take care of yourself so can you then better take good care of others. There is such a wide range of family’s stages that it is certain you will find families who can relate to the phase of life that your own family is in. `Within no time at all, the pieces of your life’s puzzle will fall neatly into place once you settle into this cozy coastal colony with your precious family.
2. Essex, Vermont
Located near Lake Champlain, and in one of the northernmost parts of Vermont, Essex is the second most populated towns, yet contains a small town comfort. This mountainous town’s commitment to community involvement is unprecedented. Founded in 1892 and named after the Earl of Essex, this town has its foundations deeply rooted and does not sway from these roots easily. Their educational focus does not only look to award-winning high school and college graduations and attendance statistics but provides opportunities to prepare young people for a future business. Essex holds a variety of available apprenticeships for youth to be involved in and sharpen their skills with precision. These apprenticeships are designed to ready students for industry-sector jobs that require specialized technical skills and any other area of starting or working in a business. These educational programs prepare the up-and-coming generations for what lies ahead in the real world. The scenic, rural charm of this sturdy township becomes a cherry on top to the reliable sustainability that has shaped and molded this community for decades.
3. Fairfield, Connecticut
A result of a mass relocation of Puritans and Congregationalists in 1635 Fairfield had some of their most grounding moments with the establishment of General Electric and the opening of the Connecticut Turnpike around the 1950’s. By the time the next decade rolled around this quaint town’s distinct character was clearly determined. Located directly on the Long Island Sound the beauty you will find here will take your breath away. One of the most healing sceneries is the seaside. This is sure to develop an innate sense of peace and security within your children and will follow them through maturity as they grow to be the next leaders of society. As you look into the depths of the community it will be obvious that the areas deemed most worthy to invest in are the educational systems and any program which promotes an overall stronger community. One of the most expensive construction projects was recently completed which now provides the latest technology and innovative spaces for learning within three new schools. Between history, charm, and strength in education, Fairfield has everything your growing family needs and so much more.
4. Carmel, Indiana
Located 31 minutes north of the city of Indianapolis, Carmel is currently one of the fastest growing cities in Indiana. First named Bethlem in 1837 this predominantly Quakertown became renamed after their post office in 1874. This unique establishment is famous for having one of the first automatic traffic signals installed in 1924. This innovative town will be a great way to inspire the next generation of inventors, teachers, entrepreneurs, and will bring wisdom as they help raise the generation to come. The recreational department, an extensive list of summer camps, impressive school systems, water parks, and award-winning parks are a grand attraction for families of all sizes. Among all these fantastic attributes, Carmel is home to the World’s Smallest Children’s Art Gallery which shows how colorfully family friendly this beautiful municipality really is. To inspire children to express themselves artistically will spark a positive domino effect that will encourage healthy brain activity, a good range of social skills, and provides insight into themselves. This will be pertinent in the development of their maturity levels, as well as, emotional, spiritual, and self-awareness during the most crucial years of growth for your little one.
5. Merrimack, New Hampshire
Named after a Native American word for the Sturgeon, Merrimack is less than one hour away from the Atlantic coast. Home of the Anheuser-Busch brewery and one of four stables for the Budweiser Clydesdales this city has the best of both worlds of country and township. This town holds a good healthy balance of rural and city. The beauty expands to the nearby Merrimack River. The accessibility for commuters brings convenience to the next level. As one of the first school systems to focus on the STEM curriculum and arts education, Carmel’s award-winning education is definitely a cut-above-the-rest. Comfort, beauty, and high education are all wrapped into one pretty package with this rural community.
6. Fishers, Indiana
The specialty this city excels in is the children’s recreational department. Fishers really live up to their name as “Playful City” for the ninth year in a row now. Their famous beautiful gardens, expansive parks, multiple summer camp options, as well as, and their subsidized preschool. Fishers is also the home of Indiana’s teacher of the year and in one of the best school districts in the state. By the time Fishers reached a population of 7,000 in 1989 commenced the annual Freedom Festival. This is a fun-filled celebration that really brings the community together still to this very day.
7. Monroe Township, Middlesex County, New Jersey
Given the vote of best High School in the United States by US News in 2014, Monroe Township attracts those with a primary focus on premium education. You are sure to find an expansive array of options when it comes to finding the right path for your child’s education. In this township is where the New Jersey State home for boys was once located until it went through multiple transitions with the last being in the mid-20th century when it was molded into the correctional facility for juvenile delinquents. Just on the outskirts of New York, Monroe covers a great location with the peace of rural only being a stone’s throw away from the vast opportunity of the big city. This town has become one of the fastest growing cities in Northeast New Jersey. With their foundations starting in 1838 and being named after such an inspiring leader, President James Monroe, Monroe is definitely a community in which your children may grow sure-footed with confidence, intelligent with wisdom, and become ready for conquering life to their fullest potential.
8. Irvine, California
Family service and counseling are specialized departments provided in Irvine. The education for these areas and so much more are at the fingertips of the residents of this delightful town. Higher education opportunities are also available through nearby universities such as Pepperdine. After the fall of Saigon, a substantial influx of Vietnamese refugees settled between 1975 to 1980. With this continuously growing diverse community on the uprise, your children will build a stable sensibility and more openness to understanding while they learn around a buffet of life perspectives. Staying active is a major priority for Irvine’s tight-knit community. Sports activities and official teams, adventure playgrounds, nature centers, and so much more will keep your family active and healthy in this biking-friendly community.
9. Middletown Township, New Jersey
A beach town off of the Sandy Hook Bay, Middletown is a prime location for fishing. Even though it sits in close proximity to New York City, the rural activities at your disposal are nothing short of surprising. All through the year, fun-filled family activities bring life and excitement to your child’s upbringing on a regular basis. From movies in the park, the community fossil hunts, and the mother-daughter afternoon teas moments of boredom will either become rare or be eliminated completely. Previously known as the “Food Circus Clown”, a large, painted clown has become a historic icon for the town and currently towers over Route 35. Along the Indian Trails, a benefit race of 5K is held and named “the most challenging race in the state”. Middletown Township covers all bases in life as they focus on preserving history, keeping their residents strong and healthy, as well as, a growing passion for the serenity and wonder of nature.
10. Cary, North Carolina
Not far from the area of “The Research Triangle”, of Raleigh, Durham, and Chapel Hill, Cary is home to an award-winning sports and recreation department. This department holds a vigorous and healthy approach to sports geared towards youth. The entire community shares the same viewpoint of steering this driven community in the direction of active and healthy lifestyles. The natural beauty of this homey town has been sprinkled throughout the streets with flourishing trees, refreshing creeks, and the mirror-like waters of each of the surrounding lakes. It is clear to see education is high in priority to this likable town. For ways of preparing children for what is to come in life, education is one of the most vital aspects to keep into consideration as you are searching for your perfect puzzle piece that fits right with your family. Cary is one of the most highly educated communities in the US with 68% of their residents owning a college degree. There is not much you’ll miss out on, here in Cary, as you adventure through life in this grand and inspirational settlement.
11. Wayne, Township, New Jersey
During the Revolutionary War, General George Washington set up his headquarters in the Dey Mansion located in the heart of Wayne. Located a mere 20 minutes from the bustling streets of midtown Manhattan, this township is like a breath of fresh air as you get away from loud city life to enjoy the sparkling lakes or beautiful parks that are filled with variety. This city’s parkland expands for nearly 2,000 acres filling this city with the most natural beauty for miles. These parks include multiple community gardens, dozens of playgrounds, and clean swimming facilities. A distinctive and famous feature Wayne possesses is the world-famous ice skating rink. It is at this very ice rink that championship skaters and famous coaches run youth skating programs in the appropriate season. If you enjoy having a close proximity to the big city, yet enjoy the more nature-filled community then Wayne is definitely the right place for you and your family to settle down in.
12. Franklin, Massachusetts
The Ray Memorial Library was dedicated in 1904, yet the public library system of lending books for free started in 1790 which began the first library in the United States. Benjamin Franklin donated 116 books to the library of this colonial town in lieu of a new bell for the church steeple. This priceless gift now provides rich history to be learned and experienced for many more generations to come. St. Mary’s Catholic Church is the largest Catholic parish in the Boston Archdiocese and encourages a strong moral foundation to the residents of this town. As the winner of the 7th annual Honor Roll Award for superior high schools, Franklin stands up to the high standards of education in the state of Massachusetts in rated overall highest quality in their school systems. With this being their reputation it is only fitting that this is also the birthplace of the father of public education, Horace Mann. The famous one-room Red Brick School is a monument to the dedication this entire community shares for the betterment and strength of their educational systems. What more could you ask for in a home for your growing family?
13. Toms River Township, New Jersey
Thomas Luker started his own company on the banks of what was once known as Goose Creek and successfully built up a center for whaling, shipbuilding, fishing, and the production of iron and lumber. All this started by simply driving a ferry and now not only the river, but the whole town is named after this ambitious entrepreneur. The youth services department has a primary focus of summer camps and after-school programs which are specifically designed to give students what they need to take a deeper step in their educational career. In regards to their overall education reputation, their superb graduation rates set a high bar for the surrounding school systems. After all the studying and hard work, the next priority for your family is to play. During Halloween season Toms River is the host of the second-largest Halloween parade worldwide. You will always find something that will give your family the learning, growth, and delight that is necessary for a wholesome and healthy upbringing.
14. Warwick, Rhode Island
Even though it is the second-largest city in Rhode Island Warwick still contains its personalized small-town charm. This breathtaking New England seaport incorporates a scenic lighthouse on a picturesque rocky point, an ice skating arena, and many beachfront parks. Thirty years after being founded by Samuel Gorton, in 1642, Warwick was decimated during King Philip’s war. Since then this strong settlement has held strong through many other disasters and unfortunate events. This is the home of General George Washington’s second-in-command, General Nathanael Greene and a hero of the battle of Gettysburg George S. Greene. The strong foundation of history and the powerful stamina through the test of time shows Warwick is an upstanding example of true grit.
15. Ridgefield, Connecticut
On April 27, 1777, the most notable event for this city occurred. The Battle of Ridgefield shaped the lives of so many and is responsible for molding the foundations of this New England town. This 300-year-old settlement is tucked into the foot of the Berkshire mountains. The vast amount of well-kept colonials capture your attention and feed your appetite for historic beauty and then direct your focus straight to the shiny sea. The youth in this community are busy stretching their artistic abilities with the Western Connecticut Youth Orchestra. They have had the honor of performing at both the Lincoln Center and at Carnegie Hall throughout their successful existence. The music and art programs in Ridgefield’s school system are notable enough to raise any child’s existing talent to a strong professional level.
16. Gilbert, Arizona
Once known as the “Hay Shipping Capital of the World” during its beginnings in 1920, Gilbert has now grown substantially. This once agricultural town has become a flourishing suburb with a focus on providing programs for their diverse community. Besides farming the city’s original income stemmed from the construction of the Eastern and Consolidated Canals, the Roosevelt Dam, and the main railway line. A lot of the credit to the town’s existence is due to William “Bobby” Gilbert who provided land for the Arizona Eastern Railway in 1902 for the rail line between Florence and Phoenix. In 2017 Gilbert was named Playful City USA for its dedication to families and all that they need.
17. Bridgewater Township, New Jersey
The uniqueness and charm of Bridgewater Township is not limited to their beautiful parks and recreational activities but reaches even further back in history. One of the original Thirteen-Star Flags is flown 24 hours a day on the Washington campground. In 1889 this flag was first hoisted on this encampment and has been a reminder of the importance of change, growth, and freedom since that memorable moment in time. Up until the 1960’s, this city had been known as a farming community and is now primarily focused on the betterment of their educational system. Throughout the city, you will notice the long strips of trees, amazing parks, and friendly residents. Bridgewater’s high schools are known for their exceptional performance and are the recipients of the Blue Ribbon Awards from the US Department of Education. This town is like a huge gift wrapped in a small package.
18. Southington, Connecticut
The Quinnipiac River flows directly through Southington making the land rich and beautiful. Being only a short 20 miles southwest of Hartford providing the accessibility of the big city while settling your roots in the protected quaint township. This adventurous town is home to Mount Southington ski area which has entertained and challenged visitors since the 1960’s. The city rests in a most lovely valley with mountains to the East and the West. This rocky town enjoys family events, such as the Apple Harvest Festival and other seasonal family celebrations. Southington also holds a magnificent reputation in their school systems. Their high school graduation rate lives up to their reputation with a 93% success rate.
19. Orem, Utah
“Family City USA” is the slogan of the city of Orem. This community previously went by the name Sharon because of the thin strip of land that runs between the mountains to the sea. The beauty of this land inspires imagination and creativity as a child interacts and plays in and amongst nature. Other family-centered programs will involve your children in a plethora of extracurricular activities taking place all throughout this city. Orem has strong roots in being founded way back in 1919. Located just south of South Lake City, Orem is both filled with and surrounded by nature. A robust system of local parks, refreshing walking, biking, and hiking trails with a strong crew of neighborhood leaders that have a strength in creating a strong and inviting community.
20. Westport, Connecticut
As if to be in an intimate embrace, Westport is nuzzled right up against the Long Island Sound. Westport is a scenic Education focused town with their business strength being in transporting onions to market. Around 1910 the city had their first major expansion in cultural growth. A giant wave of musicians, authors, and artists with F. Scott Fitzgerald. After this boom, the nickname of the town became “creative heaven”. The multi-Blue Ribbon Award- winning school systems of Westport are the fruit of one of the best education departments in the nation.
21. Cumberland, Rhode Island
The first European to officially settle down in Cumberland was Mr. William Blackstone. He lived on some open farmland and grew his own variety of US grown apples and named them “The Yellow Sweeting”. The little league coach, Dave Belisle, has become somewhat of a legend with his award-winning Little League team. Located just a hop, skip, and a jump away from Providence, Cumberland also is stationed in close proximity to Boston and New Haven. Thankfully the closeness to these major cities does not hinder the great life of the rural Cumberland.
22. Hillsborough Township, New Jersey
Within the chink of a mountainous preserve, Hillsborough Township is a famous passageway through which General George Washington lead his troops through during the Battle of Princeton in search of suitable winter quarters. This grounding historic event not only provides stability as the past becomes more understandable, but will engrave a sense of belonging and responsibility through their lives as they obtain a connection to the integrity, wisdom, and valiant leadership skills that General George Washington held as a standard for his life decisions. This mountain city has a direct mind set on growing sports programs and an upstanding educational system that are ready to empower children as they seek their life’s path. The possibility of opened doors for educational options are virtually endless. Hillsborough Township always holds the intention of putting families first.
23. Milton, Vermont
Along the shores of Lake Champlain, Milton carries such a peaceful air about its atmosphere. The amicable city maintains an award-winning youth theatre program and an impressive lineup of summer camps. Your child’s involvement in the theatre is sure to grow a confidence in them that will seep into many other areas of business speeches, heightened teaching ability, as well as, a stronger ability to express themselves to others as they simultaneously learn more about themselves personally. Chartered by Governor Benning Wentworth in 1763 Milton is like a properly aged wine and only becoming better with time. Until 1988 the Catamount Speedway was home to many NASCAR famous racers including Kevin Lepage. Milton’s diversity gives a constant challenge and encourages growth within all it’s provided crevasses.
24. Simsbury, Connecticut
Known for the fantastic and flourishing music programs in the nation, Simsbury is a major advocate of the artistic world. The arts, in any shape, form, or medium is an extremely useful tool for unlocking the inner workings of a person especially during the vital maturing seasons of life. The development of courage, writing, speaking and imagining only has one direction to go when sat in front of an eager mind and strong-willed individual, to ultimately flourish. Their high school system was among the top ranking educational departments by declarations from US News and World Reports. Your child’s education will be provided for by nothing but the very best. This is a healthy, active community that excels in safety with impressively low rates of crime. The town is bike friendly and the streets are secure for walking in peace. Simsbury was officially incorporated in 1670 and to this day provides open-door opportunities for many genres of flourishing in the arts.
25. Chesire, Connecticut
Home of the Barker Character, Comic and Cartoon Museum the creative city of Chesire holds a myriad of opportunities to guide their citizens in the direction of flourishing in their full potential. This neighborhood dedicates a large number of their resources towards their Youth Services Department where counseling, family services, and the coordination of group activities are rooted from. Roaring Brook Falls, the Quinnipiac Trail, Chesire Park, Bartlem Recreational area, Mixville Recreation area, and the Chesire community pool are a few examples of the amazing healthy activity that you and your family may become involved in. Chesire holds the settlement of the Hitchcock-Phillips House where your children can gain inspiration for their dreams to become reality.
26. Milford, Connecticut
Liberty Park was built up as a result of coupons redeemable through Quaker Oats oatmeal which the people of Milford started in 1902. `Coupons were added to the box of this healthy breakfast cereal and were redeemable for actual pieces of land. Eventually, citizens were even allowed to purchase land for houses were being sold in this same fashion which caused too much paperwork and a lot of legal issues later on down the road. However, this ‘monetary system’ was not brought to a complete stop until 1970 when the government developed other directions for the system of payment specifically regarding purchasing land, homes, or other types of buildings. Being located on the banks of the nourishing Atlantic Ocean it is only natural for this seaside town to be the home of the Oyster Festival. With their historic downtown, a large and protected marshland, and several beaches to claim this port city has a rare dull moment. The quiet and friendly demeanor of this town really invites their residents and guests into deep moments of solace and bliss as the natural beauty is sinking into their pores.
27. Glastonbury, Connecticut
The first settlers started arriving in 1636 along the shoreline of the Connecticut River, yet wasn’t named Glastonbury until sixty-three years later. A town set on agriculture, artistic culture, as well as, the general nature of Glastonbury is diverse in many senses of the word. When raising a child variety is not only helpful, but extremely pertinent to a more healthy and well-rounded understanding of life, other viewpoints, and understanding the importance of working with others who have different understandings of life, different gifts, and multiple abilities. The example of diversity will prepare your child for stronger footing with their beliefs, as well as, assist in opening their eye to see beyond their own understanding. Arbor Acres hails from this very city and has created their own brand of boiled chicken. This product grew to be called, “the chicken of the year” mainly by the A&P Food Stores. The local dramatic productions that are performed by the youth of the community is quite the magnet for the vast majority of this resourceful community. The dozens of parks provided gives the citizens of Glastonbury plenty of open-air opportunities to work towards your physical health. This is a town with safe bike paths weaving throughout the entirety of the city. NerdWallet has now deemed Glastonbury as a worthy zone of settlement especially for the purchasers of a first time home. This is a town ready to receive families of all shapes and sizes to become a member of their ever-growing community.
28. Narragansett, Rhode Island
Occupying a small strip of land that runs along the shore of the Pettaquamscutt River and the Narragansett Bay, Narragansett was established as a town in the year 1901. The sea breeze is certain to draw in anyone of any age. To be growing up near the sea will really change the game when your child needs to face heavy challenges throughout their upbringing. There is no doubt your young one will come head-on with multiple types of difficulties. Being by the ocean is a proven stress reliever, emotional and spiritual healer, as well as, a vast expansion that is just awaiting the chance to feed the curiosities your child is certain to have as they explore throughout daily life. Colloquially, the town is known as “Gansett”. `This ever-growing city may be small and cozy, but is definitely is chalk full of positive and life-changing experiences that are sure to challenge, encourage, and strengthen your little one in healthy and proactive ways. During the summer months, tourists enter this beach city in flocks and fill the beaches and streets and feed the wallet of the greater area of the community. In spite of the crowded surroundings, this is a port city that stands tall up to the test when it comes from succeeding in an exceptional school system. The waves of the grand ocean, as heard from the steps of your home, will calm and heal you and knit a depth of peace a curiosity in your little ones as they are being raised.
29. Lakeville, Minnesota
In both living up to its name and the name of its state, Lakeville is surrounded by multiple lakes including Lake Marion, Orchard Lake, Lee Lake, and Kingsley Lake. There are also many creeks, wetlands, and small ponds inside its secure borders. Their list of recreational activities is extensive because of the strength of the four seasons. From the turn of a new leaf to winter’s wonderland, and the new budding of spring trees, your young ones will be able to seek their passions in many ways through the town’s recreationally focused community. The available programs include fishing, skating rinks, picnic sites, playgrounds, walking trails, and the Lakeville Area Arts Center. Located just south of Bloomington, Lakeville is established at a safe distance to the major surrounding cities, yet is close enough to frequently indulge in the conveniences that the big city life incorporates. Among all these wonderful options Lakeville is home to an award-winning educational department and system that is ready to prepare the up-and-coming generation. This refreshing, almost country-like-city, may be just the ticket your family needs to maintain a balance of strong education, healthy activities, and a vast array of available water sites to cleanse, work in, or simply play.
30. Newton, Massachusetts
Only a seven-minute drive from downtown Boston this “Garden City” is proud of their safe neighborhoods that are easily accessible by the railway of Beantown. Newton provides a wide range of youth programs including a fishing class for both youth and adults. This skill not only hones in on textile skills, but encourages patience, a peaceful demeanor, and helps you develop the appreciation for earning that which is waited and worked for. The educational system is also held with pride for this seaside city and hosts some of the highest quality schools around the entire United States. The community holds their schools up with high esteem. With every coming Patriots Day, Newton hosts a section of the Boston Marathon. The participants run directly through the city and pass by all the historic buildings as the citizens of Newton join together and cheer them on during the race. This is a major event that draws the entire community to support the athletes who are vigorously competing in this extensive and famous race.
As researchers looked deeper into reports from the FBI it was discovered that the official crime rate of the northeastern states is roughly 30% lower than the average of the entire country. The fruit of this research seems to prove true by the outstanding results of our given list of the top 30 Safest Cities in the United States. The Second area which is the owner of the fewest amount of recorded crime rates is in the midwest. Wisconsin, Michigan, North Dakota, Ohio, and Minnesota all fall into this category of secure environments to raise healthy and strong children. With this being said, these are not the sole available communities in the US with low crime rates, high educational systems, great parks and recreational activities, and life-giving nature encompassing its borders and infiltrating its heart. Every year more and more safe cities are coming to the light which goes to show how this quest for settling your growing family in a safe, smart, and healthy city will be just the beginning of the epic adventures that will grace your path for a lifetime.
As safety is one of the most important facets to consider when relocating and grounding your family, so are all aspects that have anything to do with physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual health. When it comes to acting on these massive decisions the severity of their impact on the lives of your children, and of your own, should not be downplayed in any form whatsoever. It is extremely important to keep in mind the natural instinct instilled within your very being. These natural reactions will be helpful guides as you seek the right place for you and your children to grow up in. Your family truly is one of the most spectacular gifts you may ever receive in life, so going to great lengths in order to search for a perfect fit of a new home is nothing short of providing all that they deserve and so much more.