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

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Arlington, VA

Even though Arlington is close to the high-crime city of Washington, it has a much lower crime rate, and it’s actually been dropping recently. Because of its secure neighborhoods, this small town has been a popular place for DC families to put down roots. Nationally, this city is safer than 75% of other American cities.

Arlington was part of the “10 miles square” examined in 1791 to be the US capital and is known for the walkable urban villages like Crystal City, Rosslyn, and Ballston. Across the Potomac from Washington, Arlington is home to the Pentagon, Arlington National Cemetery, the Marine Corps War Memorial, and Air Force Memorial. With 11 Metro stops, Arlington is car-optional and offers visitors everything from eclectic theater to Bohemian cafes.

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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’.