The 5 Safest Cities in the U.S.

If you're looking for tranquility but with metro comforts, these five safest cities might be the thing.

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Location is a key factor to consider when buying a home. Most people take into account nearby schools, restaurants, transportation options, and importantly, the safety in their prospective city. Let's face it, no one wants to live in a neighborhood with high crime rates. For this reason, whether or not an area is safe is typically a deal breaker for most home buyers.

Therefore, knowing which cities across the U.S. are the safest to live in can help you feel secure in your future home. Going abroad? Take a look at the 10 safest countries to visit

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Erin Bendig
Personal Finance Writer

Erin pairs personal experience with research and is passionate about sharing personal finance advice with others. Previously, she was a freelancer focusing on the credit card side of finance, but has branched out since then to cover other aspects of personal finance. Erin is well-versed in traditional media with reporting, interviewing and research, as well as using graphic design and video and audio storytelling to share with her readers.