Statistically speaking, Washington is a pretty safe state to call home (yes, even in the cities you’re thinking of). In fact, Washington reports the second-lowest violent crime rate in the Pacific region, tied with Hawaii. Recently, the team at Safewise analyzed data for both property crime and violent crime in all our cities and towns. According to these numbers, these are the 10 safest places to live in Washington 2022.
Washington isn’t perfect, but it’s overall a very safe place to call home. Were any of the above safest cities in Washington surprising to you?
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What are some of the best small towns in Washington?
The above list focused mainly on larger cities, but we have BIG love for our small towns in Washington. Some of our favorite charming small towns in Washington include:
Friday Harbor. Lauded as one of the most picturesque towns in the US, Washington's Friday Harbor is a vision. The town is located on San Juan Island, one of the most naturally stunning places in the country. Friday Harbor is a quintessential PNW seaside town, with winsome boats, lighthouses, and docks dotting its shores. Sailing and kayaking are popular pastimes here, and visitors will delight in whale watching along the Pacific shores, too. In town, an abundance of delightful shops and restaurants await, offering visitors a true taste of the Pacific Northwest.
Leavenworth. You'll feel as though you've been whisked away to the German Alps when you visit Leavenworth, Washington, one of the most enchanting towns in the Pacific Northwest. While outdoor options abound in this part of the country, Leavenworth really is a cultural hub for those looking for the perfect apres ski experience. Here you'll find German specialties, including sausages, schnitzel, sauerkraut, pastries, potato salad, and of course, plenty of beer. During the winter, visitors can enjoy skiing, ice climbing, sleigh rides, and more; but don't discount Leavenworth in the warmer months, as the town has access to incredible rafting, river tubing, and hiking.