The 20 Safest Cities in the US That Will Steal Your Heart (and Keep You Safe!)

Exploring the Top 20 Safest Cities in the US A Comprehensive Ranking

Top 20 Safest US Cities

Downtown Raleigh, North Carolina skyline Image: Downtown Raleigh, North Carolina, skyline. (Kevin Ruck/Shutterstock)

Are you ready to dive into a world of safety, style, and stunning scenery? Hold on tight because we’re about to take you on a journey through the 20 safest cities in the US that will steal your heart (and keep you safe!).

Just when you thought safety was a distant dream, WalletHub’s 2023 report swooped in to save the day. They ranked cities based on 41 indicators of safety, including crime rates and natural disaster risks. And the results are in!

But first, let’s address the elephant in the room. According to the Global Peace Index, the US is ranked a surprising 131st out of 163 countries in terms of safety. Yikes! So, where can you find an oasis of safety in this vast land?

Introducing the crème de la crème of safety: the top 20 cities that will make you feel snug as a bug in a rug:

Rank City Population Safety Snapshot
20 Boise, Idaho 236,634 In 2020, Boise had lower violent and property crime rates than the national average. Now that’s what we call an idyllic retreat!
19 Chesapeake, Virginia 252,000+ With a mere one in 216 chance of falling victim to a violent crime, Chesapeake is not just a scenic beauty but also a fortress of safety.
18 Raleigh, North Carolina While some find the cost of living in North Carolina a tad daunting, those in Raleigh are living their best lives. It ranks among the top 10 most neighborly cities and stands proudly as the 18th-safest city in the US.
17 Brownsville, Texas Brownsville may have the highest percentage of uninsured people in WalletHub’s study, but it also boasts the second-lowest natural disaster risk level. Stay safe, y’all!
16 Cape Coral, Florida With its picturesque canals stretching over 400 miles, Cape Coral not only offers stunning beauty but also ranks as the 16th-safest city in the US.
15 Bismarck, North Dakota Bismarck shares the title of lowest unemployment rate with Sioux Falls, Manchester, Rapid City, South Burlington, and Nashua. Who knew safety could also lead to great job opportunities?
14 Chandler, Arizona 280,000+ gives Chandler an A- grade, meaning crime rates are significantly lower than the average US city. You’ll be safe and stylish in the heart of the desert.
13 Lewiston, Maine WalletHub ranks Lewiston as the 13th-safest city in the US. Plus, with a cost of living 3% lower than the national average, you’ll have plenty of extra cash to splurge on fashion-forward finds.
12 Virginia Beach, Virginia Virginia Beach shines as the fifth-safest city with its low assault rates. Imagine strolling down the oceanfront, feeling as safe and fabulous as can be.
11 Laredo, Texas Financial safety may not be Laredo’s strong suit, but when it comes to home and community safety, and natural disaster risk, this Texan gem stands tall among the safest cities.
10 Scottsdale, Arizona 240,000+ Scottsdale, the desert oasis, secures its spot as the 10th-safest city in the US. With its perfect blend of captivating charm and safety, it’s a fashionista’s dream come true.
9 Burlington, Vermont 44,000+ As one of the top 10 safest cities, Burlington is a haven where dreams come true and uninsured people are scarce. The stunning landscapes are just an added bonus!
8 Yonkers, New York While Yonkers may have a low financial safety ranking, it compensates with its crime rate falling below the New York state average. So, embrace the scenic beauty, because safety is the name of the game.
7 Casper, Wyoming gives Casper a B-, meaning it’s slightly safer than the average US city. So, saddle up and get ready to explore the wild, wild west in style!
6 Portland, Maine Portland’s charm isn’t just limited to its stunning landscapes. It also ranks as the sixth-safest city and takes the crown for financial safety, making it the ultimate haven for safety-conscious fashionistas.
5 Warwick, Rhode Island 83,000+ Warwick proves that safety and style go hand in hand. As the fifth-safest city, it boasts the third-fewest assaults per capita. So, get ready to strut through the streets of this enchanting coastal gem.
4 Gilbert, Arizona 275,000+ Gilbert offers the perfect balance between safety and vibrant living. With a high financial safety ranking, you can unleash your inner fashionista without batting an eyelid.
3 South Burlington, Vermont Let’s hear it for South Burlington, the unsung hero tied for the lowest unemployment rate and boasting the third-lowest percentage of uninsured people. Safety and fiscal fitness rolled into one!
2 Columbia, Maryland 104,000+ Columbia, a planned community, takes safety to a whole new level. It’s the second-safest city in the US, offering a haven where you can pursue your fashion dreams without a worry in the world.
1 Nashua, New Hampshire Drumroll, please! Topping the charts as the safest city in the US is Nashua. With the second-fewest assaults per capita and a tied-for-lowest unemployment rate, Nashua is where safety meets style.

Congratulations to Nashua, New Hampshire, for claiming the throne as the safest city in the US! If you’re longing for safety, breathtaking scenery, and a dash of fashion, these cities are here to make your dreams come true.

So, pack your bags, grab your most stylish outfits, and embark on a journey to these safe havens. Happy travels, fashion lovers!

Have you been to any of these cities? Would you trade safety for style, or is it all about finding the perfect balance? Share your thoughts and experiences in the comments below!