Florida Has 3 Spots On List of Cities So Safe You Can Leave Your Door Unlocked
It’s 2023. Chances are you locked the door last night before you went to bed. You probably locked the door as soon as you got home from work. It seems to be a bygone era – the thought of leaving your door unlocked just seems unsmart now.
A new study out lists 50 of the safest cities in America where you just might be able to sleep soundly if you forget to lock up. “Automate Your Life” looked at crime rates and other data to compile this list of cities that have shown a sharp contrast to national trends when it comes to safety. Hollister, Calfornia topped the list. But 3 Florida cities made the cut. The one that came in 1st might bring a chuckle or two.
Go ahead. Make the joke. Maybe safety isn’t the reason those doors are unlocked. The Villages actually came in the Top 20 on the national list, landing at #19 between Evesham Township, New Jersey and Amherst, Massachusetts. The neighborhood known for its frisky retirees offers free nightly entertainment every night of the year in its three town squares and boasts the lowest crime rate in Florida.
Located between St. Augustine and Daytona, ti’s not a big surprise Palm Coast makes the list. Filled with golf courses and beach resorts, if you live here, you’ve done pretty well in life. Palm Coast came in at #39 on the national list between Derry, New Hampshire and Chanhassen, Minnesota.
About halfway between Tampa and Fort Myers is the spot that just barely made the Top 50 list on this national survey. North Port comes in at #49 between Mentor, Ohio and Pullman, Washington. Its peaceful neighborhoods have a much lower than average crime rate. North Port has almost 100 miles of freshwater canals to paddle. But like the other cities on this list, you pay for that lifestyle. North Port has a cost of living about 22% higher than the national average.