You want to feel safe. We all do, especially in our own home. There are a lot of things that go into creating a safe environment, and where we live is a crucial factor.
There are 50 states in the United States, and California is the third largest. If California were an independent country, it would have the fifth largest economy in the world. It’s home to Los Angeles in the south and the world’s tallest trees in the north. Over 40 million people are living in 482 cities. It’s a very.big.place.
Well, like any state, some areas in California are safer than others. According to the National Council for Home Safety and Security, it’s the 21st safest state for property crime. This statistic is slightly better than the national average.
As you might think, smaller towns have the edge over the metropolitan areas, and the NCHSS officially named five of the safest cities in California this year.
Read on to learn a bit about each city.
Hillsborough is a residential community of 11,500 located in San Mateo County just south of San Francisco. It boasts being the home of a few notables, including Bing Crosby and Jimmy Kimmel.
The 13,500 residents of this planned community enjoy views of the Los Angeles Basin and the Pacific Ocean. They also benefit from beautiful parks, great schools, and low crime. Linkin Park’s former lead singer Chester Bennington once called Palos Verdes Estates “home.”
Imperial is as southern California as it gets, located approximately six miles from the Mexico border with a population of just over 16,000. That number includes native son Royce Freeman, a running back for the Denver Broncos football team.
Located just above the “bend” in the state, this northern California town of just over 16,000 people was renamed for a Paiute chief who welcomed early Europeans who crossed the Sierra Nevada mountains by yelling “Tro-kay!” which is Paiute for “Everything is all right.” (They thought he was yelling his name.)
A serene town of 11,000 in the Los Angeles area, Sierra Madre nestles among the foothills of the San Gabriel mountains between Pasadena and Arcadia. It’s famous for its annual Wisteria Festival which celebrates the world’s largest flowering plant (one of the seven horticultural wonders of the world).
Sometimes we’re lucky enough to live in a safe area, and sometimes we need to take steps to make sure our homes are safe for our family, pets, and belongings. Whether we live in one of the safest cities in California or anywhere else, we can make it safer by having a professionally installed security system.
Homes with security systems are 300% less likely to be burgled, so if you don’t have a system yet, talk to a trusted security provider today.