You will find that your neighbors are an eclectic group of people with varying backgrounds. In these cities, the violent crime rate is 3 or less per 100,000 people. There is not much to do in the town itself, but much in surrounding areas. It could be negative public opinion, but this is what I have seen.Read 7 Reviews, Current Resident: It is one of the most beautiful places to live. The town saying is to call "7/11 and not 911" to reach them as well. With a crime rate of 3.23%, the most common crimes you’ll see in Herndon are: Teakettle building in Buena Vista, VA. Credit: Taber Andrew Bain. I am very impressed with their community charitable efforts. Best and Worst States for Retirement in 2020. How We Determined the Safest Cities in West Virginia We narrowed down the safest cities in each state based on two primary categories. There are a lot of wonderful restaurants in Lexington, especially considering the size of the town. Bordering New York, New Jersey, West Virginia, Maryland, Delaware and Ohio, Pennsylvania is the second-oldest state in the union by a mere five days (Delaware was first).Today the state is home to 12.8 million people, two big metropolitan areas in Pittsburgh and Philadelphia, and a wealth of history. My kids love their schools and friends, the community center pool, and the fun activities for families in the area.Read 61 Reviews, Current Resident: Gate City is a nice small town everyone is friendly, and always willing to help each other. There are multiple universities in the surrounding area, and the community of Christiansburg is full of young professionals, growing families, and retirees. Based on 2012 and 2016 presidential election results compared to the national average. The third safest city in Virginia is Manassas Park, a small city in Prince William County to the south of Bull Run, a river immortalized in the name of two famous Civil War battles.Many more were harmed during those battles than is usual in Manassas Park, which posted a violent crime rate of 1.48 per 1,000 in 2018,or less than half of the nationwide average. It is a growing community that has unique business demands and opportunities, and contains a mix of industrial and retail companies, and local entrepreneurs. The lock-downs, and restrictions associated with the mitigation of the spread of this disease has been difficult. With this, it may be more costly to live here as the communities are somewhat more upscale but there’s lots of cheap housing available. There’s something for everybody in a neighborhood as enormous as Naperville. If you ever get to visit, I would recommend visiting the downtown area. political town with a strong sense of compassion and kindness. There is always a place for everyone in West Point.Read 8 Reviews, Current Resident: Any small town has its ups and downs. The safest small city in Virginia was Broadway, a city located in Rockingham County in the northern portion of the state near West Virginia. Want to explore the historic downtown or pay a visit to a vineyard? You won't regret it!Read 31 Reviews, Current Resident: Christiansburg is a diverse town mixed with locals whose families have been established in the community for generations, and those who have chosen to relocate to Christiansburg. Most Affordable Places to Live in the U.S. in 2020-21 Settling down in one of the cities below could do wonders for your wallet. It is very easy to meet new people and develop long lasting friendships. Crime levels have dropped sharply in the US within the last two decades. We now have a park and a walking bridge across the falls! I believe a good change for Gate City would be more jobs near by would be helpful especially for people who don't have a license. It definitely has the stereotypes of small towns - you all know each other and people love to know your business. Well, when it comes to the main fear factors for 2020, Columbia, MD, about a half-hour west of Baltimore, is the safest city in America, according to a … By Horus Alas , Contributor Dec. 2, 2020 By Horus Alas , Contributor Dec. 2, 2020, at 7:30 a.m. Morgantown is a city in and the county seat of Monongalia County, West Virginia, situated along the banks of the Monongahela River. We want to point out again that there's still safes places in Portsmouth and that this isn't a comment on the people that live there. It’s a very small town. Perfect right?For family entertainment, check out some of the museums in Raleigh, like the Afric… However, when there is a crime, it tends to be larceny/theft based. With a permanent population of 31,073 per the 2015 U.S. Census estimates, Morgantown is the largest city in North-Central West Virginia. Not much to do, but I’m the summer time it’s great. The surrounding area is lovaly Appalachia, featuring many great hikes. The chance of becoming a victim of either violent or property crime in Virginia Beach is 1 in 54. Finding the safest places to live in West Virginia can be challenging, especially in larger cities which tend to have more crime. Luckily, AreaVibes has done all the heavy lifting for you. The city’s downtown area also provides easy access to all D.C. metro area attractions. While Lexington is home to multiple Civil War sites, there is no correlation between its violent past and its present. Businesses and restaurants also flourish. Portsmouth. Early education is also high quality at Fairfax, as it is a part of Fairfax County Public Schools (FCPS). Bridgewater is a great small town to live in. The people are very nice, though a bit "keep to themselves"....they seem a bit shocked when you smile and wave. WOWI 103 JAMZ. During the various holidays throughout the year the town holds events such as parades and festivals for everyone to enjoy. As well as fun activities and places to go, there is always something going on in the community to get involved in such as food drive or volunteering to help at the Herndon Goodwill. Ranking based on Niche's 2020 Best Places to Live Ranking and includes only places that earned strong Crime & Safety grades. Four Fairfax County cities made it on Virginia’s Top 20 list. Methodology. Leaving for college made me see the benefit of growing up in a place like Poquoson. We have that too. There is a soup kitchen in town that runs like a restaurant, where they serve those in need with the dignity they deserve. Falls Church is a safe community that loves Memorial Day parades, Farmers Markets (which has been reviewed as one of the best farmers markets in Virginia) and concerts at the historical State Theatre. It makes it a safe and wonderful place to live and play! In order to determine how safe a city is overall, it's important to look at all types of crime. 6. Herndon has a great recreational set up ranging from five star soccer and baseball fields to astounding and well architected playgrounds! Newport News - Visit the Virginia Living Museum and explore the diversity in this multi-faceted city. The apple blossom brings people together, and the schools in the area are just so cool! While Lexington is home to multiple Civil War sites, there is no correlation between its violent past and its present.… If you’re considering a move to one of these cities, help reduce the risk of potential theft or property destruction with a home security system. other than that, Purcellville is a wonderful town, and it only takes about 20 minutes to drive to Leesburg! West Point is known as a great place to work and live, but is also a great place to educate your children. There are three foodie-type restaurants, and then Madigans on the water with a TiKi bar, and lots of cute shops with nit-knacks as well as fudge and ice cream! You’ll also love the crime rate of 3.56%. Methodology. Stephens City is a town like no other. When the second safest city in Virginia does have crime, it tends to be: Winery in Bridgewater, VA. Credit: Joel Holland. Out of the top 20 safest cities in Virginia, this Hampton Roads town is the only area with a population over 400,000. The surrounding communities are safe and held to a good standard. The cities of Suffolk, Chesapeake, and Virginia Beach, VA. are hiring and seeking more AAs in a highly AA populated metro. Herndon is an amazing destination and I hope everyone can come visit and experience what it's like in the little town of Herndon. However, when there is a crime, it tends to be larceny/theft based. We have a wonderful fire department and rescue squad, but the police department leaves something to be desired. Herndon is an amazing destination and I hope everyone can come visit and experience what it's like in the little town of Herndon.Read 100 Reviews, Current Resident: A wonderful suburban town in which to grow up. We narrowed down the safest cities in Pennsylvania based on the factors that matter most. The people are very nice, though a bit "keep to themselves"....they seem a bit shocked when you smile and wave. the opportunities are endless! Ranking based on Niche's 2020 Best Suburbs to Live Ranking and includes only suburbs that earned strong Crime & Safety grades. Northam should 'recommend' virtual-only learning in Virginia, ... 2020… The Town of Haymarket features an assortment of small businesses and restaurants, however most food options are chain restaurants. New Hampshire. Naperville is a great, family friendly city. Want to take a day to learn more about our country's history, its a short 45 minute drive to DC. The town is medium sized with multiple local places to visit like gyms, grocery stores, hair cutteries, dentists, restaurants, and so much more. Safest Places In West Virginia; How We Determined The Safest College Campuses In West Virginia For 2020. Blacksburg is a gorgeous town that really makes the Virginia Tech experience homey. I've called Vienna my home my entire life, and I am proud to do so. Lots of construction has been going on around my neighborhood lately, so I'm excited to see what additions will be brought to this wonderful city. It’s safe to say that these 10 cities have rare exceptions of crime. Let’s break down the crime rate for this charming city: Crooked Run Orchard in Purcellville, VA. Credit: Diane Helentjaris. I really love living in Grottoes, as it is a sleepy, rural town with all the amenities needed for family life. Using science and data, AreaVibes has created a list of the safest places to live in Virginia with a population over 5,000. Note: We used statistics published by the FBI’s most current Crime Statistics Map from 2018 for this post. In general, Virginia is a great state to live in and is ranked the 9th safest state by the US News & World Report. Explore the safest places in the U.S. based on crime rates for murder, assault, rape, burglary, and other crime statistics. (Think that is typical of the South East.) I enjoy how we now have a theater, mini golf, and ice skating rank. Most people confuse our independent City of Falls Church- two safe square miles- with Falls Church Fairfax County, so very different! The town is medium sized with multiple local places to visit like gyms, grocery stores, hair cutteries, dentists, restaurants, and so much more. It was the first colonial possession, hence its nickname the ‘Old Dominion’. I enjoy how we now have a theater, mini golf, and ice skating rank. Leaving for college made me see the benefit of growing up in a place like Poquoson.Read 18 Reviews, Current Resident: I really love living in Grottoes, as it is a sleepy, rural town with all the amenities needed for family life. I love living in Lexington, VA. It’s a quaint town in rural Virginia, but you can get to a big city within an hour. Find out if your town is one of Virginia’s 20 safest cities of 2020. In fact, US News & World Report ranked Virginia as the 6th “safest” place to live in 2017. Virginia Beach, VA 2. When I first moved to Big Stone Gap when I was nine, I did not like it, but growing up here has changed my life. The 10 safest cities in VA are: The cities above were selected as the safest cities in VA for having a population of at least 6,000 people and a crime rate below 4% (total number of crime offenses divided by the city’s population). It is a small town with a lot of history. The climate is nice, the town is quiet yet they work hard at creating a sense of community. The city is located in the Shenandoah Valley and is served by Interstate 81. There are so many places to visit over the weekend and it's easy to travel to popular attractions (30 minutes to D.C., 20 minutes to Annandale, 25 minutes to Centreville, etc.). Everyone seems to be involved in one way or another, and you feel very close with those around you. The bus system works wonderfully - I've always been able to get where I need to go easily, with a bit of effort on timing. The Commonwealth of Virginia has many attractive cities that draw in retirees each year. Haymarket is also in close proximity to shopping and restaurants in Gainesville and the city of Manassas.Read 55 Reviews, Current Resident: Abingdon is a very small town in southwest Virginia, with many activities and a lot of local charm. Early education is also high quality at Fairfax, as it is a part of Fairfax County Public Schools (FCPS). I arrived in the City of Falls Church forty years ago when cornfields and horse farms led into the City. Poquoson is a great place to live since it’s a safe city and has fun attractions like the Poquoson Seafood Festival and the Poquoson Museum. Irvine (fifth) $194 Orange (36th) $456… That’s what makes us a special and unique place to live.Roots and relationships, wonderful and whimsical, brilliant and beautiful! Plus Gate City has gone down some over the past few years be nice to liven it back up. In the following table, we list small cities in Virginia ranked by their crime scores. Virginia Beach was the only large city on the list in the state of Virginia. I'd say it's a hotspot for families with young children.Read 140 Reviews, Current Resident: Purcellville is a wonderful town to live in. Graphic breaking down all 10 cities’ crime statistics. Vienna is a lovely, safe city that has many local businesses. The grocery stores and gas stations are pleasant and clean, and the restaurants have variety and are delicious. Though we may not be popular enough to have a mall and fancy restaurants, we do have privately-owned restaurants that have homemade cooking. I do not like how Bridgewater is growing and I would like to see Bridgewater expand on parking.Read 16 Reviews, Current Resident: Blacksburg is a gorgeous town that really makes the Virginia Tech experience homey. (Think that is typical of the South East.) They play movies for families to come to and it is free. We have the best award winning public school system in the Universe and a community of caring intellectuals! Steve Karantzoulidis • December 4, 2020 According to WalletHub, Fort Lauderdale, Fla. tops the list for this year's least safe U.S. city. 16,488) Bridgewater (Pop. West Virginia’s safest city is Weirton, a city of 18.5K straddling the counties of Brooke and Hancock in the Northern Panhandle region of the state.Weirton recorded just 9 violent crimes in 2018, which adds up to a violent crime rate of 0.49 per 1K that is significantly below the U.S. average, as well as those of all other West Virginia communities. There are many festivals held here annually, and there are several cute little coffee shops and restaurants that just opened up. Lots of construction has been going on around my neighborhood lately, so I'm excited to see what additions will be brought to this wonderful city. My kids love their schools and friends, the community center pool, and the fun activities for families in the area. Located near the northeast part of North Carolina, Raleigh is one of the most diverse cities in the state. 5 Population: 94,218. And if there isn't one, you can make it. Manassas has a low amount of offenses compared to its population: So, what types of crimes would you see in Manassas? First, we evaluated public safety factors including violent, property and hate crimes in each area to help determine the safest areas to live. 23.5%) out of the 4,689 total for all 10 cities are larceny/theft based. Lederer's Sound Service in Falls Church, VA. Credit: Daniel Lobo. The violent crime per 100K people in Malvern Gardens comes in at 154 and the property crime per capita is 1,325 for 2020. They play movies for families to come to and it is free. There’s all you could ever need in this little town.Read 27 Reviews, Nearby Resident: I feel that it is a great place to live in or around. Below, we’ll look at which offense types make up the overall crime rate and then dive into the details of the specific crime rate and major offenses for each city. Based on cost of living factors for an area including housing costs, tax rates, and cost of essentials like food and fuel. One of the greatest achievements and attractions in Blacksburg is the Moss Arts Center at Virginia Tech. There many hiking trials, rivers, and lakes for swimming and kayaking. The number one concern on everyone’s mind today is safety and security.The issues with the COVID-19 virus, the spread, testing, treatment and vaccine have many people insecure about what is in store for the future. Want to take a day to learn more about our country's history, its a short 45 minute drive to DC. other than that, Purcellville is a wonderful town, and it only takes about 20 minutes to drive to Leesburg!Read 45 Reviews, Current Resident: Herndon is such a diverse, and cultural area in Virginia and I wouldn't want to live anywhere else. 14,067) Vienna (Pop. Zionsville is only 14 miles from downtown Indianapolis which is one of the most dangerous cities … That’s not surprising when you see how low Virginia’s crime rates are, especially in its 20 safest cities. I'd say it's a hotspot for families with young children. All those features combined make Herndon a great place to live — especially its 3.23% crime rate. Luckily, AreaVibes has done all the heavy lifting for you. But, as with all states, there will always be certain cities … Henderson, NV 3. The surrounding communities are safe and held to a good standard. Leesburg gives you the best of both worlds. Relative to Virginia, Virginia Beach has a crime rate that is higher than 79% of the state's cities and towns of all sizes. The locals are very friendly and helpful, and the business owners are very talented artists and kind people. Blacksburg's other great achievement is a low crime rate of 2.76% for a city of its size: Note: The second most dangerous city in Virginia, Danville, has a similar population at 40,781 but with a 12% crime rate: The most common crimes you’ll see in Blacksburg are: Meadowlark Botanical Gardens in Vienna, VA. Credit: Biswapati Acharya. Hampton - Home of the Virginia Air & Space Center, this unassuming bayside city is … The study by the Moneygeek.com website ranked 303 municipalities of 100,000 and over population. Manassas is a suburb in Virginia that is a great, safe place to settle down with a family. There are so many places to visit over the weekend and it's easy to travel to popular attractions (30 minutes to D.C., 20 minutes to Annandale, 25 minutes to Centreville, etc.). The apple blossom brings people together, and the schools in the area are just so cool! Lock-downs have affected Finding the safest places to live in West Virginia can be challenging, especially in larger cities which tend to have more crime. The town has family friendly events that are fun to attend in the summer. It is very easy to meet new people and develop long lasting friendships. Credit card/automated teller machine fraud, Theft of motor vehicle parts or accessories. The locals and visitors feel safe strolling through the Meadowlark Botanical Gardens or checking out a play at Wolf Trap. Current Resident: I've called Vienna my home my entire life, and I am proud to do so. It definitely has the stereotypes of small towns - you all know each other and people love to know your business. I would not be the person I am today if it was not for the small, country town of Big Stone Gap. The 10 Safest Cities In West Virginia For 2020 We used data and science to determine the places in West Virginia where everyone sleeps safe and sound. To help shed light on some of the safest places to live in the country, Wallethub has created a list of '2020's Safest Cities in America.' My favorite thing... Falls Church. Feb 1, 2020 - According to the study, Virginia is one of the few states that have violent and crime rates that are lower than the national average but there are often broad differences from city to city. We are surrounded by the Blue Ridge Mountains which makes for beautiful 360 degree views no matter where you are standing. Jefferson City, Missouri Picturesque capital city and Missouri River town of 43,000, between St. Louis and Kansas City. I grew up in Poquoson and loved the friendships I have made here. Roots and relationships, wonderful and whimsical, brilliant and beautiful! The most compelling evidence being that the combined number of offenses for the safest cities is still less than half (i.e. Read more on how this ranking was calculated. We have the best award winning public school system in the Universe and a community of caring intellectuals! There is a soup kitchen in town that runs like a restaurant, where they serve those in need with the dignity they deserve. I cant think of any downside to living in Wytheville! The convenience really ups the quality of living here, and I would highly recommend anyone planning to move to consider Fairfax. I feel incredibly safe living here, and in my 10 years of living here, I have never felt in danger or threatened. Virginia is located in the southeast of the united States, between the Atlantic Coast and the Appalachian Mountains. It could be negative public opinion, but this is what I have seen. But there's many perks such as knowing your neighbors closely, and always seeing someone you know at the gas station (2) or grocery store (1). It is centrally located in the Manassas area, close to Dulles Airport, beautiful wildlife at public parks to watch, and lower gas prices than in Washington DC. Although the cost of living here is quite expensive, the land and homes are absolutely beautiful and well worth the money if considering living in Purcellville. I am thrilled most people don't know about this place! November 6, 2020 7:13 am Confirmed COVID-19 cases in the United States soared by over 100,000 yesterday and the total figure is almost 9.7 million. Herndon has a great recreational set up ranging from five star soccer and baseball fields to astounding and well architected playgrounds! There are three foodie-type restaurants, and then Madigans on the water with a TiKi bar, and lots of cute shops with nit-knacks as well as fudge and ice cream! There are a many new strip malls and shopping centers with some of the newest hippest restaurants, bowling alleys, and movie theatre's! Do I Need a Panic/Safe Room in my Virginia home? Finding the safest places to live in Virginia can be challenging, especially in larger cities which tend to have more crime. When determining where to live, safety is usually one of the top priorities someone considers. Any small town has its ups and downs. The town saying is to call "7/11 and not 911" to reach them as well. But there are a few places that stand out when it comes to safety and security. While no larger cities (population of 300,000 or more) made the overall safest list, fewer than half of the 15 least-safe cities in the U.S. were large cities. My husband’s family has had a business here for almost fifty years. Everyone seems to be involved in one way or another, and you feel very close with those around you. I have been a resident of Fairfax, VA for more than a decade now and I love it! Hampton Roads, VA. Parker February 22, 2020 at 5:24 am Reply No cities on this year’s list dropped in rank from the previous year—they all climbed higher. The community is very welcomingRead 14 Reviews, Current Resident: Big Stone Gap is very traditional town, but has many great people and it is such a beautiful place to live. There are sidewalks in almost every neighborhood for walking and biking as well. After all, Lexington is the safest place to live in Virginia. We have a wonderful fire department and rescue squad, but the police department leaves something to be desired. It boasts a 3.59% crime rate, government jobs and good schools. When I first moved to Big Stone Gap when I was nine, I did not like it, but growing up here has changed my life. It's not too busy or crowded but there's always something fun to do around town! I grew up in Poquoson and loved the friendships I have made here. San Diego, CA 4. Bridgewater is known for three things: being the third safest city in Virginia, having a Charter Day event every February 7th and celebrating Summer’s End each Labor Day with a 5k race and mini-golf. Rank Last Year: 14 (Up 10) Median Home Value: $81,400 (2nd worst) … We have that too. The historic downtown area of Abingdon is extremely beautiful, and is great for a mid-day walk. The most compelling evidence being that the combined number of offenses for the safest cities is still less than half (i.e. You will find that your neighbors are an eclectic group of people with varying backgrounds.Read 14 Reviews, Current Resident: Stephens City is a town like no other. Discover the Best Places to Retire in Virginia Today. The schools are topnotch with everything from the community is targeted towards developing a warm, welcoming setting for fresh Naperville households in addition to Naperville veterans. In the area, many of the neighborhoods are gated communities. 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