Alexandria, Virginia has been named the safest city in the U.S., according to a recent study. Alexandria took the #1 spot on PennyGeek.com’s list of the 3 Safest Cities in America, which weighed violent crime rates.
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Erie, CO and Round Rock, TX rounded out the list of the Safest Cities in America. Alexandria recently made the list of safest cities according to SmartAsset as well.
Virginia has many claims to fame, from being the backdrop to thousands of battles during the Civil War to now being home to one of the world’s busiest airports. But it’s the state’s reputation as having some of the lowest crime rates in the country that has turned it into a top destination for families.
Alexandria, despite being situated just 20 minutes from crime-ridden Washington. D.C., is a perfect example of this state-wide trend. Based on FBI Crime Report statistics, Alexandria is one of the safest cities in Virginia, with residents in the area far less likely to fall victim to either violent or property-related crimes than anywhere else in the state.
Alexandria beat out 54 others, with experts citing the city’s extensive public safety initiatives as a major reason behind curbing crime. Thinking of making the move? We recommend hunting for homes in Alexandria’s safest neighborhoods which are found along Seminary Road and North Quaker Lane or in Maple Grove Estates and Mount Hebron Park.