Ever wondered where the safest places to live in Ohio are? The following are what we consider to be the 10 safest and most peaceful places to live in Oho, based
SafeWise Report data and 2011 FBI crime data.
1) Broadview Heights
Ranked the safest city in Ohio by SafeWise Report, this large suburb is the ideal place to raise a family in Ohio. In addition to the lowest crime in the state, top notch schools and economic growth activity are what make this suburb stand out from the rest.
This suburb of Akron is marked by a low crime rate, high community involvement and its rich history. Its excellent schools also make Streetsboro the ideal place for families.
Also a suburb of Akron, Hudson's successful "Community First" program helped to cultivate a sense of purpose and unity for the town. The 1990s program worked to tackle the issue of drug abuse, encourage high school graduation and foster a healthy mindset for youth to make better choices. Today, it's one of the safest places to live in Ohio, and its focus is on education and opportunities for youth.
4) New Philadelphia
This small town has a very low crime rate, with zero murders reported in 2011. The ferris wheel, amphitheater and other carnival-style amenities at the town's Tuscora Park help to bring the community together and make this town stand out from the rest.
5) North Ridgeville
In spite of a notable population increase in the early 2000s, this suburb has remained one of the safest places to live in Ohio with no murders or robberies reported in 2011 and just six car break-ins reported that year.
Halfway between Akron and Cleveland you'll find the only town in the world named Twinsburg. In addition to quality education and a low crime rate, Twinsburg is home to the no. 1 public library in the United States and the town's annual Twins Day Festival is the world's largest yearly gathering of twins.
Aurora is yet another city where the crime rates are low and the school performance is high. Education is priority here, where the Aurora City School District was designated an Excellent District by the State Board of Education, and every school in the city has earned the Achievement of Excellence award, bestowed by the Ohio Partnership for Excellence.
Home to the "Field of Corn" and the Dublin Irish Festival, this city also has a low crime rate. The rich golf culture is what makes this city an even more peaceful place to live.
9) Upper Arlington
With a low crime rate and a low unemployment rate, this Columbus suburb is a safe, prosperous place to live.
During the holiday season, Brunswick is the place to be. Businesses, churches, and residents alike work hard every year to turn this suburb into a winter wonderland of lights and holiday décor. In addition to strong community involvement, low crime rates and top notch schools mark this town.