A recent publication by SafeWise named 4 cities in RPM Select territories as the safest cities in California
SafeWise, the leading experts in home security systems, compiled a report of California’s 50 most safest cities based off their security system research paired together with recent FBI crime data. Of these 50 cities named in the publication, four cities lie within the territories Real Property Management Select operates and manages rental homes.
The highest on the list at #8 is Lincoln, CA. Northeast of Sacramento, this quaint town has just over 44,000 people and seems to be quite an “up-and-coming” city. It ranked #27 on the “Top 100 fastest growing cities from 2000 to 2008” (http://www.city-data.com/city/Lincoln-California.html). Even with this growth, the town seems to stay one of the safest places to live in California.
The next highest is Windsor, CA, at #30. With roughly 7 square miles, this small town just north of Santa Rosa has only about 27,000 people but comes in over the national average for cost of living. Also, the unemployment percentage is below California state average. With a violent crime rate 35% less than the National average, Windsor seems like a great place to enjoy that small-town feel more safely.
Following Windsor, is Benicia, CA, at #40. This mild-weathered city is located on the waterfront of the Carquinez Strait and offers spectacular views with its homes located on rolling hills. In 2012, the population was counted at 27,426, and surprisingly listed as only having one (1) fatal accident count in 2010, and no fatal accidents caused by drunk drivers. Yet again back in 2007, there were no fatal accidents by drunk drivers and only 3 fatal accidents for the year. Overall, Benicia has shown to be a highly desirable place to live by both owners and tenants.
Lastly is Petaluma at #43 out of 50. This North-Bay town is located just west of Napa and boasts housing prices about 16% over the California median of $355k. Petaluma is noted as the birthplace of David Banks, the writer and actor who is most widely known for his work on The Richard Pryor show. It also offers a short half hour drive to Bodega Bay beach to enjoy some California sunshine. With an overall crime rate of about 47% lower then the U.S. average listed on City-data.com, Petaluma may be the next best place to call home!
While there is no place like home, we all want to feel a sense of safety and security. Safety should never be taken lightly and we encourage all owners and tenants to do their homework before moving to a new city. Although as real estate professionals we cannot give out crime or neighborhood information, we always suggest to browse the Internet or contact the local non-emergency police department to get crime information about a new town or location.
Real Property Management Select Sacramento is proud to offer Lincoln property management to property owners and investors in Lincoln, CA.