first_img crime HOUSING Housing Market safety WalletHub 2017-12-11 Rachel Williams Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago in Daily Dose, Featured, Market Studies, News Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago The safety of the area or city is a big determining factor for buying a home. In a recent report, WalletHub, a website that provides credit scores and credit reports, compared more than 180 American cities including the 150 most populated U.S. cities for safety across three key dimensions–home and community safety, financial safety, and natural disaster risk.Nashua, New Hampshire was ranked as the safest city in the U.S followed by:South Burlington, VermontWarwick, Rhode IslandColumbia, MarylandGilbert, ArizonaFargo, North DakotaLewiston, MainePlano, TexasPortland, MaineBrownsville, TexasThe cities that fared worst in terms of overall safety included:Fort Lauderdale, FloridaSt. Louis, MissouriSan Bernandino, CaliforniaOklahoma City, OklahomaIn addition to breaking down the safest cities overall, WalletHub also looked at areas that scored particularly high in the areas of  home and community safety. WalletHub based this category on a number of factors that included presence of terrorist attacks, murders and non-negligent manslaughters per capita, assaults and rapes per capita, thefts per capita, law-enforcement employees and active firefighters per capita, and EMTs and paramedics per capita. Cities that ranked highest in terms of safety based on these factors included:Columbia, MarylandWarwick, Rhode IslandAurora, IllinoisNashua, New HampshireCape Coral, FloridaThe cities that were at the bottom of the home and community safety rankings included:Chattanooga, TennesseeIrvine, CaliforniaMemphis, TennesseeDetroit, MichiganCincinnati, OhioAccording to the report, cities that were least prone to natural disasters included:Dover, DelawareBrownsville, TexasCorpus Christi, TexasNew Haven, ConnecticutGrand Rapids, MichiganCities with the highest natural disaster risk levels included:Riverside, CaliforniaSanta Clarita, CaliforniaMoreno Valley CaliforniaCharleston, South CarolinaOklahoma City, OklahomaIn terms of Financial Safety, the report found the lowest unemployment rate in Austin, Texas, the lowest percentage of uninsured population in Pearl City, Hawaii and the highest percentage of households with emergency savings in Fargo, North Dakota.To read the full report, click here. Home / Daily Dose / The 10 Safest U.S. Cities to Call Home December 11, 2017 1,450 Views Share Save Previous: Home Sales Prices Remain Strong on East Coast Next: Mortgage Delinquency Hits Lowest Rate in a Decade About Author: Rachel Williams Rachel Williams attended Texas Christian University (TCU), where she graduated with Magna Cum Laude with a dual Bachelor of Arts in English and History. Williams is a member of Phi Beta Kappa, widely recognized as the nation’s most prestigious honor society. Subsequent to graduating from TCU, Williams joined the Five Star Institute as an editorial intern, advancing to staff writer, associate editor and is currently the editor in chief and head of corporate communications. She has over a decade of editorial experience with a primary focus on the U.S. residential mortgage industry and financial markets. Williams resides in Dallas, Texas with her husband. She can be reached at [email protected] Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Tagged with: crime HOUSING Housing Market safety WalletHubcenter_img Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Related Articles The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Sign up for DS News Daily Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago The 10 Safest U.S. Cities to Call Home  Print This Post Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Subscribelast_img