A small town within Orange County, Woodbury only has a population of just over 10,000 residents. Named New York's second safest place to live in, Woodbury was the runner up to the town of Stockport. Most people are aware of this town because of the popular shopping site Woodbury Common Outlets, but there's clearly more to be appreciated here. According to what AlarmSystemReviews.com found, the town has a Property Crime Rate of 0 and a Violent Crime Rate of only .04. Quite impressive!
A win for Western New York, Lewiston was named the third safest place to live in the Empire State. A village in Niagara County, the security website pointed out that this wonderful location was named one of America's Top Ten Best Small Towns in 2012 by Rand McNally! Not far from all of our favorite attractions in Niagara Falls, Buffalo and even Canada, we're not surprised to see Lewiston rank so high on this list.
A part of New York's Southern Tier, the city of Elmira is a charming place to visit out in Chemung County. The city's property crime rate may have been a bit higher than we would've liked at .07, their violent crime rate was just a mere .01!
Out on Long Island in Nassau County, this small village only has a population of just over 8,000 residents. The location is favored by those of our residents who have to work in the city, but prefer to carry out a more small town lifestyle.
Way up north in New York where our residents can practically consider themselves official Canadians, the small town in St. Lawrence County is said to be one of our safest. With a tiny population of just over 4,000 residents, Norfolk offers residents a remote and peaceful lifestyle.
Going in the complete opposite direction, the village of Pleasantville can be found roughly one hour north of the Big Apple. The Westchester County location has a population of just over 7,000 residents and is just off of the Taconic State Parkway.
Annual host to New York's Renaissance Faire, the town of Tuxedo is in Orange County and is a wonderful place to check out if you're in the Downstate area. With just a teensy population of roughly 3,000 residents, Tuxedo had a .07 score for both their violent and property crime rates.
Another one of our small and charming towns to make the list, Durham can be found out in Greene County with a population of just under 3,000 residents. If you've ever been out to this area, it's New York's incredible Zoom Flume Water Park that most likely brought you here. While the town's property crime rate score was a 1.5, Durham only had a .04 score for their violent crime rate.
9. Briarcliff Manor
Just a hop and a skip away from the village of Pleasantville, Briarcliff Manor is another lovely village in the area that has a population of roughly 8,000 residents. A part of the Scarborough Historic District that's on the National Register of Historic Places, the village had a property crime rate score of 2.1 with a violent crime rate score of just .02.
10. Fort Edward
Up north not far from popular locations like Saratoga Springs and Lake George, the town of Fort Edward falls in Washington County. Home to a small population in a beautiful and remote area, it shouldn't come as a surprise to see a place like this on our list of safest locations.
Like so many of our towns along the river, you'll often here our residents refer to this location as Irvington-on-Hudson. Another Westchester County gem to make the list, the village of Irvington is home to over 6,000 New Yorkers. Not far from the Big Apple and equipped with a historic Main Street, this location has been considered one of the best places you can live in the area for quite some time.
So many of our little towns are known for their own unique characteristics and that includes the village of Westfield! Known as the "Grape Juice Capital of the World", the village is home to over 3,000 residents and was once the headquarters for Welch's Grape Juice.
Near the southern end of Lake Champlain in Essex County, the town of Moriah is just one of the many stunning towns that's hiding within our Adirondack Park. Once you start finding yourself up in this area of New York, it's hard not to instantly feel at peace amongst our gorgeous mountains and remote scenery.
14. Oyster Bay
Yet another gem of Nassau County, this Long Island village a stunning area to visit out on Long Island's North Shore. According to AlarmSystemReviews.com, the village is one of the wealthiest in our country with the average household income exceeding $200,000. Alongside the fact that it has a violent crime rate score of 0, it would appear that Oyster Bay is not so shabby!
If you aren't already familiar with Rye, then it's time you get yourself acquainted with this charming little city in Westchester County. Home to the famous Rye Playland, AKA the iconic amusement park where they filmed scenes from your favorite Tom Hank movie
Big, the city has a violent crime rate score of just .02.
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