With its sweeping forests, amazing cities, and incredible coastlines, California is an incredible state in which to live with something to offer for everyone. It’s no wonder that around 40 million people call this great state home.
Still, in this fast-paced world, safety is always a concern. Whether you’re looking for a place to start over alone or moving your family, here are the six safest places in California for 2020.
Mammoth Lakes is a municipality in the vicinity of the Sierra Nevada. This scenic small town is rich with geothermal activity, creating natural hot springs and unique rock formations. Due to its surroundings, Mammoth Lakes has become somewhat of a tourist town where visitors flock to hit the slopes.
Finally, here’s why Mammoth Lakes is such a safe place to visit: there’s never been a murder in the area and recorded incidents of violent crime are largely related to tourists having a few too many at the local establishment and getting into scuffles.
Moraga is another sleepy township that, like many towns in California, offers a lot of natural beauty and activities for those who love the great outdoors. The citizens of Moraga are dedicated to creating a safe, supportive neighborhood for families, focusing on a slower-paced suburban lifestyle.
Rated in the top quarter of safe cities in the US, Moraga is home to gorgeous redwood hiking trails, farmers markets, and historical delights.
Laguna Woods is a city located in scenic Orange County. This coastal city boasts an incredible beach and an aging population. In fact, the majority of the city is owned by a retirement community.
With an extremely low crime rate and 83% of the population falling into the 65 years of age and older category, Laguna Woods is an ideal destination for those looking for a retirement home or the comfort of knowing that you can have both comfort and safety in one beautiful location.
Palos Verdes Estates
Palos Verdes Estates is a unique township with fewer than 15,000 residents. What makes it so special is it was outlined by a master architect, creating a cohesive design-scheme throughout the city. Located in LA county, Palos Verdes Estates is small and safe but close enough to Los Angeles for those who commute or want a taste of city life.
Palos Verdes Estates has a high employment rate, and there have only been three reported violent crimes, ever. Palos Verdes Estates is a coastal town with beautiful beaches.
Rancho Santa Margarita
While certainly not as populated as the major cities in California, with around 45,000 people, Rancho Santa Margarita is one of the larger cities on this list. This city is both one of the most ethnically diverse cities as well as being one of the most educated.
With great schools and a crime index rating that marks it as safer than 79% of other US cities, Rancho Santa Margarita is an ideal place to live.
There are two things safety-conscious individuals should know about Orinda. One, it’s ranked as safer than 68% of other US cities. Secondly, it was ranked as one of the friendliest towns in America according to Forbes.
This idyllic landscape is perfect for those who want to live in the beautiful natural surroundings that California is famous for while having an easy commute to Oakland and San Francisco.
There are plenty of safe, beautiful places in California to call home. The difficult part is choosing between these lovely towns.