Safety Comes First
Safety is something that we all value, no matter where we choose to live. It's simply easier to make the most of life when you feel safe at home, work, and school. So it's no surprise that safety is an important consideration when you are choosing a new city to call home. Whether you are moving with a family or flying solo, the Dallas-Fort Worth metro area features quite a few cities with excellent safety ratings.
The team at RE/MAX DFW Associates has put together a list of the safest cities for living in Dallas-Fort Worth, and we hope it will be a valuable tool as you search for the perfect place to call home.
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One of the things you'll notice about our list is that it features quite a few mid-sized cities and suburbs. These areas strike a nice balance between population size and safety, while still providing plenty of great options for work, education, and entertainment.
You'll find Murphy at the top of many lists of safest cities in Texas, and for good reason. The city has a much lower rate of property and violent crimes than most. Murphy has a rate of .64 violent crimes per 1,000 residents, far below the national average of 3.8.
Another favorite of safest cities lists, Colleyville has seen a dramatic decrease in crime rate in recent years. In 2014 alone, crime in Colleyville dropped by an impressive 17 percent, continuing an ongoing trend. When a city with a well-earned reputation for safety gets even safer, you know they're doing something right.
3. Highland Village
City-Data's crime rate statistics set the national average at 294.7. The last five years of available data for Highland Village check in at 44.2, 30.8, 51.8, 61, and 44.6. It doesn't get much safer than that.
4. Flower Mound
Located just northeast of Fort Worth, Flower Mound's crime statistics look very similar to those of Highland Village. The violent crime rate is especially low in Flower Mound, with a rating of 34.5 that is far below the national average of 203.3.
The crime rate in Keller has decreased significantly over the last 20 years, which is even more impressive when your realize that the city's population has doubled in size over the same time period. Our link for Keller goes right to a crime rate report from the local police station, which is a great indication that local authorities care about crime in the community.
Like other cities in the area, the crime rate in Sachse has been trending in the right direction in recent years. Today, the city's crime rate is 75 percent lower than the Texas average, and around 66 percent below the national average.
7. Trophy Club
A unique city, Trophy Club also sports uniquely low crime rates. Violent crime is especially uncommon in Trophy Club – in 2012, the city had a minuscule violent crime rate of 12.8, compared to the national average that year of 214.5.
The biggest takeaway from our list? It's hard to go wrong with safety when you're living in the Dallas-Fort Worth metro area. Contact the team at RE/MAX DFW Associates for more information on homes in Dallas-Fort Worth, and enjoy the peace of mind that comes with living in a safe city.