11 Small Towns And Cities In The US That Are Safe AND Charming

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Virginia Beach, VA

This “small town” is home to almost half a million people, so it’s technically not THAT small, but it boasts beautiful beaches, historical sites, and a handful of state parks within close distance. With the city’s enormous population and flourishing tourism industry, it wouldn’t be unusual for Virginia Beach to be home to a big criminal population as well.

However, it has done an excellent job of keeping property crimes in check, with its crime rate just 20% higher than the Virginia average, but that’s still 10% lower than the national average. The city sometimes can’t protect your wallet, but it DOES do a good job protecting its residents and many visitors from violent crimes. Compared to the nation, the violent crime rate in Virginia Beach is 55% lower.

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8 thoughts on “11 Small Towns And Cities In The US That Are Safe AND Charming”

    1. How can any place in California be safe to live in?! The whole west coast is beautiful and used to be safe with plenty of fun things to do. Now that the Democrats have taken over, run as fast as you can from the west coast.

  1. Thomas Josephi

    I would add to your list of small towns which a safe and charming, the place where i now live, Monongahela, Pa. It’s in western Pennsylvania about 27 miles from Pittsburgh. It is a lovely old town over 150 years old with wonderful homes and buildings. Mny of the families and businesses have been her for generations. It has a wonderful business district with fine shops and restaurants with places within walking distance. It has a good economy and an affordable cost of living. There is little crime here because we have a fine police department, fire department, paramedics and a fine local hospital. The buildings are well kept up and there is no slums or grafitti. People are friendly and say hello on the streets. There are other fine communities like this in the easteren and midwestern United States that should be included.

  2. Fascinating that nothing is mentioned about the cost of living in any of these towns; any place is CA is cost-prohibitive and the same is true for anything in the Phoenix metropolitan area. Doesn’t matter how safe it is if you can’t afford to live there. Just sayin’.