Safety is always a top concern when finding a new city to call home, especially for families with children. No one wants to live in a city or town where crime is rampant.
Recently, Niche shared their 2016 list of the Safest Cities in America, and both Boulder and Fort Collins rank in the top 25 – welcome news for anyone who is thinking about moving to the area!
According to data analyzed by Niche, a company that specializes in researching and compiling information on various cities throughout the United States, Boulder is the 23rd safest city in the nation, and Fort Collins is the 9th.
These rankings were determined based on the number of violent and property crimes per capita. Assault, murder, rape and robbery were included in the violent crimes statistic, while the property crimes statistic included larceny, burglary and vehicular theft.
Boulder and Fort Collins also have lower-than-average unemployment rates, which some speculate may contribute to the lower crime rates. The national unemployment average is 6.3 percent, while the unemployment rates in Boulder and Fort Collins are 4.6 percent and 6.3 percent, respectively.
Boulder has a median household income of $58,062, and the median household income in Fort Collins is $53,755.
Relocating to Boulder
If you’re looking for a great city for your family, Boulder is perfect. Low crime rates, a booming economy and easy access to outdoor recreation make this thriving city an attractive destination. The real estate market in Boulder is hot, but with the help of an experienced real estate agent, it’s possible to find the home of your dreams and start your new life.
If you’re ready to make the Boulder area your new home and need a licensed Boulder real estate agent, contact me today by calling 720-636-8683.