What is the Safest City in America?…Of Course, it’s Cary!!!


At the end of March, the experts in “finding you the right place to live,” Homesnacks.com released one of the most anticipated studies of the year. The study analyzed 283 cities across the country with a population of 100,000 or above in several areas to gauge the safety of their respective residents. In the article, released on March 19, they summed up their findings, giving Cary the highest praise of all analyzed. “Taking the crown as the Safest City in America for 2019 is Cary,” it stated. “A classic example of everything that makes America great!”

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Events hosted by the Cary Police Department such as “Public Safety Day” (pictured) help give residents a comfortable and safe feeling.

For Love, Comfort, and Safety…Cary is the Spot!

In the Home Snacks blog post announcing the 2019 Safest City in America, blogger, Chris Kolmar begins with an overview of the annual poll. “We all want the finer things in life. Love, comfort, and safety are at the top of everyone’s list,” he began. What followed was his first “tip of the cap” to the town of Cary. “For a lot of people who live in America, safety isn’t a problem, but we don’t all get to live in the safest cities unless of course, you live in Cary, North Carolina.”

The Top 10 Safest City in America Listing for 2019

  1. Cary, North Carolina
  2. Irvine, California
  3. Naperville, Indiana
  4. Port St. Lucie, Florida
  5. Allen, Texas
  6. Gilbert, Arizona
  7. Murrieta, California
  8. Thousand Oaks, California
  9. Frisco, Texas
  10. League City, Texas
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The Town of Cary’s wide variety of youth camps in the Summer and during the school year offer kids a safe way to make friends and have fun.

Residents Agree that Cary is Safe…and So Much More

A new feature to Home Snacks in their recent polls is actual resident feedback and comments about the individual cities. Echoing the sentiments of the town being named Safest City in America for 2019, one resident went even further in praising their hometown

“I grew up in Cary,” the Cary native began. “It is a town that I would recommend to anyone for any reason. Cary is a place for everyone, great for seniors, great for raising kids, and great for young adults and professionals.”

The review continued, “It is aa safe of a place to grow up as you will find. The schools are fantastic, there is a great selection of food, activities, and experiences.” The glowing recollection concluded, “It was a wonderful place for me to grow up and I’d recommend it to anyone looking for their forever home.”

How is it Decided That Cary is the Safest City in America?


The Cary Fire Department also adds to the feeling of safety in town with their connection to the community.

An obvious question, with a detailed and definitive answer. Home Snacks explains their ranking and analysis process in detail. Unlike some other sites and studies, they have a very thorough research model, covered in the blog post listing the results.

“While there are surveys and public polls on what cities in a state are the safest, we didn’t want to rely on speculation and opinion.” It continues, “Instead, we looked at the hard numbers from the FBI’s most recent report of crime (Sept 2018). Specifically, we analyzed the FBI’s Uniform Crime Report which summarizes the number of property crimes and violent crimes in each city per year.”

A “Report Card” for the Safest City in America

In addition to the overall highest score for overall safety (9.5 out of 10), Home Snacks also handed out “grades” based on a score of 1-10 to all 283 municipalities analyzed. They call their report card type grading system their “SnackAbility” scores. It is safe to say when looking at the “report card” below that Cary is not only the Safest City in America but it also “graduates with Highest Honors!”

Cary, North Carolina “SnackAbility Report Card”


“Operation Medicine Drop” and other similar programs initiated by the town help keep drugs off the streets in Cary.

(Scores are graded 1-10, 10 being highest)

Overall Grade- 9.5

Safety- 9.5

Education- 9.5

Amenities 9.5

Jobs and Employment- 9.0

Housing- 9.0

Diversity- 9.0

Affordability- 8.0

Commute/Travel- 8.0

Your New Homes Awaits: In America’s Safest City and the new standard in luxury home neighborhoods, Preston Retreat

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The incredible homes at Preston Retreat are located in the heart of “America’s Safest City,” Cary, NC

One look at the “Report Card” above and the title of Safest City in America and it’s no wonder you are searching for new luxury homes in Cary. Luckily for you right in the heart of “Safe City USA,” is the luxury home neighborhood that “changed the game” in the Triangle area, Preston Retreat.

There are still several home lots available at Preston Retreat. Some incredible custom home builders in the area waiting to build your dream home at Preston Retreat. To see some of the spectacular homes and the sites available in the Safest City in America at Preston Retreat, visit prestonretreatcary.com.

(All Photo Credits: Town of Cary)