Just how much home does $1,500 get you across the US?

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A RentCafe analysis of Yardi Matrix data has revealed the U.S. city where renters get the most space on average for a monthly outlay of $1,500.

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Wichita, Kansas offers the most square feet of real estate, at 1,597. The city, with a population around the 400,000 mark, is accompanied in this part of the ranking by places like Oklahoma City (1,431) and El Paso, Texas (1,305).

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On the other end of the scale, the New York borough of Manhattan would yield the least space for renters in 2022 – a small but still very livable 262 square feet. If it has to be NYC, Brooklyn may be a slightly better option with 357.

 

The west coast is also in a similar league – San Francisco would offer an average of 345 and Los Angeles 454.

 

Data is from RentCafe and YardiMatrix. You can find out more information here.

 

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These are the top 50 safest cities in the US

 

For many homebuyers, safety is a top concern when shopping for a house. It can influence where you feel comfortable living, and safety ratings can have a big effect on local housing market trends.

 

If you’re in the market to buy or rent a home and you’re looking for just the right spot, check out this list of the 50 safest cities from NeighborhoodScout, which looks at the property and violent crime in cities across the country. The safest cities in America tend to be suburban areas close to major cities like New York and Boston. Only one spot on this list is outside a major metropolitan area.

 

Massachusetts is home to the most cities on the list at 17, and when you factor in Connecticut towns, New England represents nearly 40% of the safest cities.

 

Residents of the cities that made the list (pop. 25,000 and over) tend to have a median household income over $100,000, though that isn’t the case in every town.

 

Here’s a countdown of the 50 safest cities in the U.S. that you could call home.

 

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Located in Ventura County in Southern California, Moorpark sits 50 miles northwest of downtown Los Angeles. The city was incorporated in 1983 and was named after the Moorpark apricot that grew throughout the valley. The city is a natural choice for raising a family, with nine schools and the lowest serious crime rate in the county.

  • Population: 36,375
  • Total Crime Rate (per 1,000 residents): 7.2
  • Chance of Being a Victim: 1 in 137
  • Major City Nearby: Oxnard

 

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This city in the western suburbs of Boston offers residents highly rated schools and lots of restaurants, coffee shops and parks. Perhaps unsurprisingly, many families choose to call Belmont home.

  • Population: 26,116
  • Total Crime Rate (per 1,000 residents): 7.2
  • Chance of Being a Victim: 1 in 138
  • Major City Nearby: Boston

 

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Friendswood began as a Quaker town in 1895 and became known for growing and preserving Magnolia figs. Since the 1950s, it has transformed into a quiet bedroom community 30 minutes from Houston and Galveston.

  • Population: 40,290
  • Total Crime Rate (per 1,000 residents): 7.2
  • Chance of Being a Victim: 1 in 138
  • Major City Nearby: Houston

 

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Located on the shores of the Great Salt Lake, this farming community is rapidly transforming into a suburban outpost of Salt Lake City. The city offers easy access to Antelope Island State Park, home to bison, pronghorn antelope and other desert creatures.

  • Population: 31,458
  • Total Crime Rate (per 1,000 residents): 7.0
  • Chance of Being a Victim: 1 in 142
  • Major City Nearby: Ogden

 

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This village on the outskirts of the Chicago metro area has put a lot of effort into making its vibrant downtown pedestrian-friendly to give residents easy access to restaurants, shopping and entertainment.

  • Population: 44,308
  • Total Crime Rate (per 1,000 residents): 6.9
  • Chance of Being a Victim: 1 in 143
  • Major City Nearby: Chicago

 

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One of three Connecticut towns to make the safest cities list, Wallingford began as a settlement along the Quinnipiac River in 1667. Since then, the city has grown to be home to more than 40,000 residents and has its own symphony orchestra, which performs throughout the year at the Paul Mellon Arts Center.

  • Population: 44,326
  • Total Crime Rate (per 1,000 residents): 6.9
  • Chance of Being a Victim: 1 in 143
  • Major City Nearby: New Haven

 

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This small city on Long Island Sound offers access to beaches, Sherwood Island State Park and a quaint downtown on the Saugatuck River.

  • Population: 28,491
  • Total Crime Rate (per 1,000 residents): 6.9
  • Chance of Being a Victim: 1 in 144
  • Major City Nearby: Bridgeport

 

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Tucked against the mountains in Orange County, Rancho Santa Margarita offers a respite from the urban sprawl of much of the rest of Southern California. The city is master planned to balance the amenities of a small city with the natural landscape.

  • Population: 47,896
  • Total Crime Rate (per 1,000 residents): 6.9
  • Chance of Being a Victim: 1 in 144
  • Major City Nearby: Los Angeles

 

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Massachusetts makes a good showing on the safest cities list, representing nearly 30% of the burgs listed.

  • Population: 31,188
  • Total Crime Rate (per 1,000 residents): 6.8
  • Chance of Being a Victim: 1 in 145
  • Major City Nearby: Boston

 

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This Detroit suburb features the 102-acre Avon Nature Study Area on the Clinton River and the Rochester Hills Museum, where visitors can learn about pioneer farmers, Native American history and local ecology. The city is considered the safest in Michigan.

  • Population: 74,516
  • Total Crime Rate (per 1,000 residents): 6.8
  • Chance of Being a Victim: 1 in 145
  • Major City Nearby: Detroit

 

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Bridgewater lies south of Boston, northwest of Cape Cod, and east of Providence, Rhode Island.

  • Population: 27,619
  • Total Crime Rate (per 1,000 residents): 6.7
  • Chance of Being a Victim: 1 in 148
  • Major City Nearby: Boston

 

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Mason is the largest city in Warren County. The county is known as “Ohio’s Largest Playground” and boasts regional attractions including the Golf Center, the Great Wolf Lodge and Kings Island amusement park.

  • Population: 33,870
  • Total Crime Rate (per 1,000 residents): 6.7
  • Chance of Being a Victim: 1 in 148
  • Major City Nearby: Cincinnati

 

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Nestled near the Connecticut border, the Westchester County city of Harrison is just a stone’s throw from New York City. The town is home to one of America’s richest ZIP codes, the neighborhood of Purchase, where the average income reaches beyond $800,000.

  • Population: 28,943
  • Total Crime Rate (per 1,000 residents): 6.6
  • Chance of Being a Victim: 1 in 150
  • Major City Nearby: New York

 

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The only Minnesota city to make the list, Rosemount offers residents access to the resources and culture of the Twin Cities while enjoying one of America’s safest towns.

  • Population: 25,207
  • Total Crime Rate (per 1,000 residents): 6.6
  • Chance of Being a Victim: 1 in 150
  • Major City Nearby: Minneapolis

 

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Just over the Boston line, Newton is a wealthy suburb where the median household income in 2019 was over $150,000, and 72% of the population consisted of homeowners.Newton is the largest city by population to make the top 50 list.

  • Population: 88,414
  • Total Crime Rate (per 1,000 residents): 6.6
  • Chance of Being a Victim: 1 in 151
  • Major City Nearby: Boston

 

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West of Newton, Wellesley is a much smaller municipality, though the median household income is higher, at over $197,000, and the homeownership rate tops 80%.

  • Population: 28,670
  • Total Crime Rate (per 1,000 residents): 6.5
  • Chance of Being a Victim: 1 in 151
  • Major City Nearby: Boston

 

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Located on the eastern shores of Lake Sammamish, the town offers a spread-out suburban feel with highly rated public schools and access to restaurants, coffee shops and parks.

  • Population: 65,892
  • Total Crime Rate (per 1,000 residents): 6.5
  • Chance of Being a Victim: 1 in 153
  • Major City Nearby: Seattle

 

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Conveniently sandwiched between the Dallas and Fort Worth areas, Colleyville offers a rural feel close to big-city amenities.

  • Population: 27.091
  • Total Crime Rate (per 1,000 residents): 6.4
  • Chance of Being a Victim: 1 in 154
  • Major City Nearby: Dallas

 

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The first of five New Jersey cities to make the top 50 list, Rahway is located just west of Staten Island. Median income is modest, nearing $79,000 per household.

  • Population: 29,895
  • Total Crime Rate (per 1,000 residents): 6.4
  • Chance of Being a Victim: 1 in 154
  • Major City Nearby: New York

 

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Beverly is a suburb of Boston on the North Shore of Massachusetts, just north of Salem. Like its witchy neighbor, Beverly offers historic New England architecture and water access.

  • Population: 42,174
  • Total Crime Rate (per 1,000 residents): 6.4
  • Chance of Being a Victim: 1 in 155
  • Major City Nearby: Boston

 

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A village in Bergen County, Ridgewood is just northwest of New York City. The town is family friendly, with restaurants, coffee shops and parks.

  • Population: 25,056
  • Total Crime Rate (per 1,000 residents): 6.3
  • Chance of Being a Victim: 1 in 158
  • Major City Nearby: New York

 

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Andover, about 23 miles north of Boston, was incorporated in 1646, and later became a thriving mill town. The city is home to prestigious college prep school Phillips Academy.

  • Population: 36,356
  • Total Crime Rate (per 1,000 residents): 6.1
  • Chance of Being a Victim: 1 in 162
  • Major City Nearby: Boston

 

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The largest city in Medina County, Brunswick is about 25 miles southwest of Cleveland. The median household income is nearly $70,000, and about 76% of residents own their own homes.

  • Population: 34,880
  • Total Crime Rate (per 1,000 residents): 5.9
  • Chance of Being a Victim: 1 in 169
  • Major City Nearby: Cleveland

 

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Mark Twain used to make the 10-mile walk from his home in Hartford to Talcott Mountain in this historic burg, which counts itself among the safest in Connecticut. The town comprises just under 10,000 households with a median household income of about $124,000.

  • Population: 25,395
  • Total Crime Rate (per 1,000 residents): 5.8
  • Chance of Being a Victim: 1 in 170
  • Major City Nearby: Hartford

 

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The only Florida town to make the list, Weston is also the second largest by population, after Newton, Massachusetts.

  • Population: 71,166
  • Total Crime Rate (per 1,000 residents): 5.8
  • Chance of Being a Victim: 1 in 170
  • Major City Nearby: Miami

 

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With humble beginnings as a fur trading post in the 1830s, Caledonia has grown to a city of over 25,000.

  • Population: 25,277
  • Total Crime Rate (per 1,000 residents): 5.8
  • Chance of Being a Victim: 1 in 170
  • Major City Nearby: Racine

 

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Dracut was home to Pennacook Indian settlements before Europeans arrived in the 1650s, and the town’s early economy depended on manufacturing and milling. The town provides easy access to the Lowell and Boston metropolitan areas.

  • Population: 31,634
  • Total Crime Rate (per 1,000 residents): 5.6
  • Chance of Being a Victim: 1 in 178
  • Major City Nearby: Boston

 

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This city northwest of Chicago has a mix of residential, commercial and light industrial space with award-winning schools. Palatine is the largest Illinois city to make the list.

  • Population: 67,482
  • Total Crime Rate (per 1,000 residents): 5.5
  • Chance of Being a Victim: 1 in 181
  • Major City Nearby: Chicago

 

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Built at the intersection of the Chicago and Pacific railways, the town of Bartlett was officially incorporated in 1891. The city experienced a boom in population starting in the 1950s and has since grown to include more than 40,000 residents.

  • Population: 40,647
  • Total Crime Rate (per 1,000 residents): 5.3
  • Chance of Being a Victim: 1 in 188
  • Major City Nearby: Chicago

 

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Westfield has an award-winning downtown with more than 450 shops, restaurants and services.

  • Population: 29,512
  • Total Crime Rate (per 1,000 residents): 5
  • Chance of Being a Victim: 1 in 198
  • Major City Nearby: New York

 

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The only Kentucky town to make it on the list, Independence is a short drive across the Ohio River to Cincinnati.

  • Population: 28,521
  • Total Crime Rate (per 1,000 residents): 4.8
  • Chance of Being a Victim: 1 in 205
  • Major City Nearby: Cincinnati

 

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Another Boston suburb just north of the city, Reading is a town of about 9,000 households with a median household income of nearly $132,000.

  • Population: 25,400
  • Total Crime Rate (per 1,000 residents): 4.8
  • Chance of Being a Victim: 1 in 206
  • Major City Nearby: Boston

 

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Like many of the Massachusetts cities on this list, Needham is a well-off bedroom community of Boston, with a median household income of about $165,000.

  • Population: 31,388
  • Total Crime Rate (per 1,000 residents): 4.7
  • Chance of Being a Victim: 1 in 212
  • Major City Nearby: Boston

 

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Cliffside has a commanding view of Manhattan from the top of the famed New Jersey palisades. Located between the Lincoln Tunnel and George Washington Bridge, the city allows commuters access to New York City.

  • Population: 28,133
  • Total Crime Rate (per 1,000 residents): 4.7
  • Chance of Being a Victim: 1 in 212
  • Major City Nearby: New York

 

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North Royalton sits just outside of Cleveland near the shores of Lake Erie. It was incorporated as a village in 1927 and became a city in 1961. The median household income is about $70,000 per year.

  • Population: 30,068
  • Total Crime Rate (per 1,000 residents): 4.6
  • Chance of Being a Victim: 1 in 214
  • Major City Nearby: Cleveland

 

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Settled in 1635 as the town of Menotomy, Arlington was renamed in 1867 in honor of those buried at Arlington National Cemetery. The city is just six miles from Boston.

  • Population: 45,531
  • Total Crime Rate (per 1,000 residents): 4.5
  • Chance of Being a Victim: 1 in 217
  • Major City Nearby: Boston

 

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Billerica sits on the Shawsheen and Concord rivers about 20 miles northwest of Boston, and is home to about 15,000 households.

  • Population: 43,367
  • Total Crime Rate (per 1,000 residents): 4.5
  • Chance of Being a Victim: 1 in 217
  • Major City Nearby: Boston

 

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A bit farther from major metropolitan areas than many other cities on this list, Florence is 60 miles from Phoenix.

  • Population: 27,422
  • Total Crime Rate (per 1,000 residents): 4.3
  • Chance of Being a Victim: 1 in 230
  • Major City Nearby: Phoenix

 

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Once a sleepy rural community home to seasonal residents who enjoyed the area’s lakes, Lake in the Hills has become a quickly growing suburb of Chicago in the last few decades.

  • Population: 28,634
  • Total Crime Rate (per 1,000 residents): 4.3
  • Chance of Being a Victim: 1 in 230
  • Major City Nearby: Chicago

 

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Rexburg, in eastern Idaho, is one of the only cities on this list that’s not near a major metropolitan area. Its proximity to nature is one of its calling cards. Yellowstone National Park is just 80 miles away.

  • Population: 29,400
  • Total Crime Rate (per 1,000 residents): 4.3
  • Chance of Being a Victim: 1 in 231
  • Major City Nearby: N/A

 

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Marshfield is 30 miles from Boston on the South Shore where Cape Cod meets the Massachusetts Bay. The year-round population of about 25,000 grows to 40,000 in the summer months.

  • Population: 25,967
  • Total Crime Rate (per 1,000 residents): 4
  • Chance of Being a Victim: 1 in 249
  • Major City Nearby: Boston

 

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Cleveland Magazine named this swiftly growing suburb one of the “Best Places to Live in the Cleveland Area.”

  • Population: 34,392
  • Total Crime Rate (per 1,000 residents):3.6
  • Chance of Being a Victim: 1 in 275
  • Major City Nearby: Cleveland

 

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This cozy city sits within the orbit of Milwaukee and within the greater Chicago area.

  • Population: 25,127
  • Total Crime Rate (per 1,000 residents):3.5
  • Chance of Being a Victim: 1 in 279
  • Major City Nearby: Milwaukee

 

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The Borough of Bergenfield, which sits across the Hudson River from Yonkers, was first settled by the Dutch. The postwar period brought a boom, with the population reaching its peak in the 1970s.

  • Population: 27,327
  • Total Crime Rate (per 1,000 residents):3.4
  • Chance of Being a Victim: 1 in 296
  • Major City Nearby: New York

 

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Shrewsbury was incorporated in 1727 and rests just outside the Boston metropolitan area near the city of Worcester.

  • Population: 38,526
  • Total Crime Rate (per 1,000 residents): 3.3
  • Chance of Being a Victim: 1 in 296
  • Major City Nearby: Worcester

 

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Known as the town where the first shots of the Revolutionary War were fired, Lexington is a suburb of Boston where the median household income tops $186,000.

  • Population: 33,132
  • Total Crime Rate (per 1,000 residents): 3
  • Chance of Being a Victim: 1 in 331
  • Major City Nearby: Boston

 

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Excellent schools and stable home values attract residents looking for a small-town feel just 20 minutes outside Indianapolis.

  • Population: 28,357
  • Total Crime Rate (per 1,000 residents): 2.8
  • Chance of Being a Victim: 1 in 345
  • Major City Nearby: Indianapolis

 

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In Milton, a suburb 10 miles south of Boston, the median household income is over $133,000 a year.

  • Population: 27,593
  • Total Crime Rate (per 1,000 residents): 2.7
  • Chance of Being a Victim: 1 in 367
  • Major City Nearby: Boston

 

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Long Beach is in Nassau County, east of New York City. This beachside community is a popular tourist destination during the summer.

  • Population: 33,454
  • Total Crime Rate (per 1,000 residents): 2.5
  • Chance of Being a Victim: 1 in 389
  • Major City Nearby: New York

 

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Franklin is the safest city in America, so it seems. It’s conveniently located between Boston and Providence, Rhode Island. About 80% of residents own their own homes, and the median household income is more than $122,000. The town is named in honor of Benjamin Franklin, whose donated books formed the first public library in the country.

  • Population: 34,087
  • Total Crime Rate (per 1,000 residents): 1.9
  • Chance of Being a Victim: 1 in 524
  • Major City Nearby: Boston

 

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It’s a safe bet that house hunters will find many of these 50 safest cities in the U.S. appealing. If you’re looking for a comfortable landing spot and a home, it’s time to secure a mortgage.

 

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