A report released in November 2013 places Los Altos as the third safest city in California. SafeWise, an organization dedicated to providing resources and information on safety at home and within communities, reviewed data from the most recent FBI Crime in the U.S. report as well as its own data to make its selections. Other cities in Silicon Valley that made the Top 50 Safest Cities in California list include Cupertino at #12 and Sunnyvale at #32. Dublin, Belmont, Foster City, San Ramon and eight other Bay Area cities were also included:
Of course, there are plenty of things to do in Los Altos, and residents do them with peace of mind, knowing they’re enjoying their activities in one of California’s safest cities. And this goes for all the cities that make up beautiful Silicon Valley – remember, the SafeWise list only targeted the top 50 safest cities in California, which has more than 480 cities total.
One look around in places like Atherton, Mountain View, Woodside, Palo Alto, Los Altos Hills and other communities here, and it’s easy to see that both residents and law enforcement take safety at home and within the city very seriously. People thinking of moving to California should definitely consider Silicon Valley as one of their top choices.
Living in Los Altos
Los Altos is home to just 29,000 residents and is less “techy” than many of its Silicon Valley neighbors. The most current statistics show the rate of violent crime here is one out of every 4,905 people. Compare that with the average across California – one out of every 243 people – and you can see that living in Los Altos is a remarkably safe idea.
In addition to being an ultra-safe city, Los Altos provides residents with top-ranked schools, nearly 20 park and recreation areas, plenty of shopping and dining experiences and some of the most luxurious homes anywhere in the United States.
If you’ve been thinking for awhile about moving to Los Altos – or if you are now, after reading this – take a moment to review the fabulous Los Altos homes currently on the market. The home of your dreams may be waiting right here for you.