Looking for the safest city in North Carolina?
North Carolina is composed of 100 counties, so choosing a city in which you want to live can be difficult because so many options are available. The state is home to some of the fastest growing cities in USA, with Raleigh and Charlotte, but if safety is your main concern for choosing your next home, here are the Five Safest Cities in North Carolina.
1. Pinehurst, North Carolina
Pinehurst is easily one of the safest cities in North Carolina as it boosts an incredibly low crime rate. The city is listed as a National Historic Landmark which gives residents a reason to be prideful of their city. Pinehurst is also not short on recreational activities, residents of Pinehurst (as well as surrounding cities) spend their free time golfing, cycling, playing tennis, and enjoying equestrian sports.
Violent Crimes Per 1,000: .79
Property Crimes Per 1,000: .39
2. Apex, North Carolina
Apex is one of the best cities in North Carolina, especially if you are looking to be in a smaller city with all the benefits of a big city. With a population of just over 37,000 people it is a fairly friendly city as everyone is familiar with one another. Safety is not an issue when living in Apex.
Violent Crimes Per 1,000: .84
Property Crimes Per 1,000: 2.25
3. Cary, North Carolina
If you want a safe and interactive city in North Carolina, Cary should definitely be on top of your list. Cary aims to get residents involved with the safety and progress of their community in an interactive and innovative way. The website CaryHaveYourSay.com allows residents to give their thoughts and opinions on what can be done to make their city even better.
Violent Crimes Per 1,000: .81
Property Crimes Per 1,000: 2.62
4. Morrisville, North Carolina
Morrisville is another one of the great prospering cities in North Carolina, located to the west of Raleigh. For those looking to be a part of an eco-friendly community, Morrisville should be an option as it has shown commitment to taking care of the environment. Along with the “Green” mentality of the city, the crime rate is fairly low, and you won’t have to worry about pesky issues.
Violent Crimes Per 1,000: .56
Property Crimes Per 1,000: 2.78
5. Wake Forest, North Carolina
If you are looking to move to North Carolina, the city of Wake Forest is definitely one of the cities one should be looking at. The city of Wake Forest is a growing community and they pull out all of the stops to make new residents feel welcome. The city has a customer service web page that is very helpful to newcomers, providing them with an official guide to Wake Forest, and links to many helpful resources that will make your life easier.
Violent Crimes Per 1,000: 1.56
Property Crimes Per 1,000: 3.60
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