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Do you live in one of America's safest cities?

By Austin Kilham of Mediafeed | Slide 1 of 53: For many homebuyers, safety is a top concern when shopping for a house. It can influence where you feel comfortable living, and safety ratings can have a big effect on local housing market trends.If you’re in the market to buy or rent a home and you’re looking for just the right spot, check out this list of the 50 safest cities from NeighborhoodScout, which looks at the property and violent crime in cities across the country. The safest cities in America tend to be suburban areas close to major cities like New York and Boston. Only one spot on this list is outside a major metropolitan area.Massachusetts is home to the most cities on the list at 17, and when you factor in Connecticut towns, New England represents nearly 40% of the safest cities.Residents of the cities that made the list (pop. 25,000 and over) tend to have a median household income over $100,000, though that isn’t the case in every town.Here’s a countdown of the 50 safest cities in the U.S. that you could call home.Related: Price-to-Rent Ratio in 50 Cities

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For many homebuyers, safety is a top concern when shopping for a house. It can influence where you feel comfortable living, and safety ratings can have a big effect on local housing market trends.

If you’re in the market to buy or rent a home and you’re looking for just the right spot, check out this list of the 50 safest cities from NeighborhoodScout, which looks at the property and violent crime in cities across the country. The safest cities in America tend to be suburban areas close to major cities like New York and Boston. Only one spot on this list is outside a major metropolitan area.

Massachusetts is home to the most cities on the list at 17, and when you factor in Connecticut towns, New England represents nearly 40% of the safest cities.

Residents of the cities that made the list (pop. 25,000 and over) tend to have a median household income over $100,000, though that isn’t the case in every town.

Here’s a countdown of the 50 safest cities in the U.S. that you could call home.

RelatedPrice-to-Rent Ratio in 50 Cities

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