Offering an abundance of affordable housing, a diverse landscape and cutting-edge tech industries, its no surprise that the state of North Carolina is growing. According to U.S. Census data, during the first decade of the 21st Century North Carolina was the 6th fastest-growing state in America, enjoying an 18.5% increase in population. And its unemployment rate continues to fall.
If you’re considering a move to North Carolina, we're sure that a safe area to relocate to is one of your top criteria. SafeWise, and independent source of crime and safety information, has paired the most recent FBI Crime Report with their own independent examination to bring us North Carolina’s top 50 safest cities to settle in.
To make their list, a city had to have a population of over 5,000 as of 2012 and needed to meet criteria regarding both violent and property crimes, according to FBI statistics from 2012. They analyzed the number of violent crimes as well as property crimes and calculated the chance of these crimes happening out of 1,000 in order to level the playing field for the different populations of each city.
If North Carolina is calling you, it’s time to discover your new hometown among the below with emphasis on towns in our real estate coverage area:
2 Holly Springs
9. Black Mountain
10. Wake Forest
13. Mint Hill
16. Boiling Spring Lakes