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Safest Cities in New York

Posted: April 12, 2019

We all want to live in a safe place, but it’s a fact that some areas are safer than others. Despite a dense population and some large urban areas, New York turns out to be a pretty safe place, statistically speaking.

Find out about some of the Safest Cities in New York

Is New York Safe?

You might be surprised to know that New York compares well to the national average, being the eighth safest state for property crime and the 13th safest for violent crime. While there are many areas of New York City you might not think are safe, the National Council for Home Safety and Security named the following five burgs as the safest cities in New York for 2019.

The Safest Cities in New York

1. Lewisboro Town

Located about 50 miles north of NYC on the Connecticut border, Lewisboro is a conglomeration of six small hamlets, one of which is Lewisboro Town. It has no official downtown business district but is rich in natural beauty, with two county parks, six town parks, and several community preserves.

2. Bedford Town

At one time Bedford was part of Connecticut, but it was reassigned to New York by an English king in 1700. Since then, it has become famous for its beautiful horse farms and—more recently—as being home to MANY famous people, including Chevy Chase, Ryan Reynolds, Martha Stewart, Richard Gere, Glenn Close, Ralph Lauren, and President Donald Trump.

3. Floral Park Village

The history of this village began in 1824 with a few residents. In 1926 when the population reached 5,000, it was classified a “Village of the First Class.” Now it is an incorporated village in New York’s Nassau County on Long Island, with a population of nearly 16,000, and it sits next to its well-known neighbor, Queens.

4. Port Washington

Port Washington is an affluent little community of nearly 19,000 people which may be better known as the area of East Egg in F. Scott Fitzgerald’s novel, The Great Gatsby. At one time, it was home to composer John Philip Sousa and major league baseballer Daryl Strawberry, as well as publishing magnates Condé Montrose Nast and William Randolph Hearst.

5. Tarrytown Village

The Village of Tarrytown is as historic and charming as it sounds, nestled on the Hudson River 25 miles north of midtown Manhattan. Past residents include historically-famous authors Mark Twain and Washington Irving, whose gothic tale “The Legend of Sleepy Hollow” made a neighboring community famous. In addition to being one of the safest cities in New York, Tarrytown Village has been named one of the "Prettiest Towns in America" by Forbes Magazine.


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