In a recent study by SmartAsset, Austin’s very own Round Rock was named the 14th Safest City in America. According to SmartAsset, they were motivated by the increase in violent crime that has been reported across the US over the past few years to identify the safest cities in America.
How Were Cities Evaluated?
SmartAsset examined data on 200 of the largest cities across the US on the following five metrics: violent crime, property crime, vehicular mortality rate, drug poisoning mortality rate and the percentage of the population engaging in excessive drinking.
Top 15 Safest Cities in America
Here is the list of the top 15 safest cities in America:
- Frisco, TX
- McKinney, TX
- Santa Clarita, CA
- Sunnyvale, CA
- Glendale, CA
- McAllen, TX
- Cary, NC
- Santa Clara, CA
- Plano, TX
- Torrance, CA
- Fremont, CA
- San Jose, CA
- Laredo, TX
- Round Rock, TX
- College Station, TX
Most of the Safest Cities Concentrated in Texas and California
Interestingly, most of the safest cities in America are concentrated in Texas and California. If you go further down the list, you’d find 80% of the 25 safest cities in America are concentrated in Texas and California.
What Makes Texas Safest Cities Different than California’s Safest Cities?
Well, for one, Texas safest cities are more affordable than California’s safest cities. Though our housing prices have increased, they are still not at the level of California’s. Plus, our other expenses are overall lower as well.
Mid Size Cities are The Most Safe
SmartAsset found mid size cities with populations between 140,000-286,000 the most safe. Only one city, San Jose, had a population above 500,000 and still been able to make the top 35.
Read the Full Study at SmartAsset
Read the full study and learn about their metrics here.
Living in Round Rock, TX
Located just north of Austin, TX, Round Rock is an ideal suburb for someone looking for a slower pace of life, a well rated school system and tons of activities. Housing is more affordable than within the city limits of Austin and homes are also newer. Check out our post about the Best Round Rock Neighborhoods to Live.
For more info, try our Round Rock Neighborhood Guide.
Not Quite Sure Which Round Rock Neighborhood is for You?
Try our Round Rock Neighborhood Finder. With a little bit about the type of neighborhood and house you’re looking for, we can recommend the neighborhoods that most closely match.
Considering Buying a House in Round Rock?
Our team of buyer’s agents know the area well and can help you navigate the market. Check out our Round Rock Home Buyers section to learn more about our team and how we work. Then, call us at (512) 827-8323, email us at info@11OaksRealty.com or fill out our Buyer Survey to get started.