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Old 02-26-2017, 01:08 PM
 
Location: Kennedy Heights, Ohio. USA
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Are there any safe Midwestern cities? If CD is to be believed, the entire of Midwest (at least outside of Chicago and possibly MSP) is very affordable and also walkable, thanks to the times in which they developed.
I think my city of Cincinnati is safe. A lot of safe walkable areas in the city. No place is 100% safe though. Look what happen to those 2 young teenage girls in rural Indiana. Delphi, Indiana murder case: Cops say teen victim recorded suspect; chilling audio released - CBS News
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Old 02-26-2017, 04:00 PM
 
Location: Tokyo, Japan
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Minneapolis/Saint Paul.

That's the only safe, walkable, and relatively speaking average priced to inexpensive large metropolitan area in America.

It is not in the Northeast though. Minneapolis is a legit city. I really like it. It has a splendid metropolitan area as well. One of America's last frontiers, really, if you want the things you claim you're looking for (safety, walkability, affordability) and a sufficiently large city and metropolis with all of the amenities and offerings you could possibly need. Great job market and well educated population too.

Single-family housing prices: https://www.nar.realtor/sites/defaul...2017-02-09.pdf

Condominium prices: https://www.nar.realtor/sites/defaul...2017-02-09.pdf

Apartment rental rates: https://www.huduser.gov/portal/datasets/fmr.html

Take advantage of that (take your jacket with you too). If you're alright with a smaller metropolitan area, then look into Madison. That's actually my favorite city in the Midwestern United States by far. Excellent city, has everything, albeit in smaller quantity than the larger metropolitan areas.
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Old 02-26-2017, 04:05 PM
 
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Minneapolis/Saint Paul.

That's the only safe, walkable, and relatively speaking average priced to inexpensive metropolitan area in America.

Take advantage of it. Minneapolis is a legit city. I really like it. It has a splendid metropolitan area as well. One of America's last frontiers, really, if you want the things you claim you're looking for (safety, walkability, affordability). Great job market and well educated population too.

Again, take advantage of that (take your jacket with you too).
Some of this will be relative, as some one from coasts will feel this way, but you may feel otherwise if you are from anywhere else.

Given what I've seen from the OP's other posts, the Lancaster and Easton suggestions may work due to their demographics(good sized Black and Hispanic populations/percentages) and some of the other criteria.

In terms of the bigger Interior Northeastern metros, Rochester NY will have a decent to high amount of both, with some safe city neighborhoods in the SE Quadrant and outer parts of the other sides of town. If he/she doesn't mind suburbs, parts of eastern Irondequoit may also work, but would lack the density.

Springfield MA and the previously mentioned Allentown-Bethlehem-Easton PA area also come to mind in that regard.

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Old 02-26-2017, 04:20 PM
 
Location: Baltimore, MD
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Wilmington, much like nearby Philadelphia, is in the throes of gentrification. Though there are some high crime areas, the city is rapidly gentrifying as more and more young professionals priced out of New York, DC and Philadelphia land here. Tax-free shopping, a low cost of living, an excellent location that is smack dab in the middle of the Northeast, a mild four seasons climate and access to some of the beaches in the nation make Wilmington (and neighboring Newark) quite the steal. In particular, the Delaware Ave, Market St and Riverfront corridors are very walkable and attractive areas, with the option of both apartment, townhouse, house, loft and condo living mixed throughout. If you use common sense, safety is not really an issue.
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Old 02-26-2017, 09:46 PM
 
Location: Noo Yawk, Noo Yawk
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What are some walkable dense cities with a low-below average crime rate and a relatively low cost of living. It can be a major city, or a smaller city within or near a major metro. Preferably in the Northeast. Any ideas?
How about Portland, Maine?
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Old 02-27-2017, 07:16 AM
 
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While old, this may give an idea of places with a high population density: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_o...lation_density
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Old 02-27-2017, 04:28 PM
 
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This Cleveland suburb comes to mind: The City of Lakewood, Ohio

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lakewood,_Ohio


https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=nu3DjlAPsSc
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Old 02-27-2017, 05:02 PM
 
Location: Noo Yawk, Noo Yawk
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Besides Portland, ME, which I suggested upthread, Providence, RI might be a good option as well.

The OP said they prefer somewhere in the Northeast. Good thing about that is there are lots and lots of wwalkable, affordable small towns within decent driving distance of larger cities where jobs are.
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Old 02-27-2017, 05:17 PM
 
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Providence, RI might be a good option as well.

The OP said they prefer somewhere in the Northeast.
Providence may work, but its crime rate is above the national average. It may be average for comparable cities though. I believe that some of the surrounding cities may work as well. Pawtucket is one that comes to mind.

Albany NY, which has its share and mix of row house neighborhoods may also work. This is one such neighborhood I haven't mentioned too much on here: Mansion Neighborhood - Albany, NY Same with parts of Schenectady and Troy in that same metro. Crime rates are similar to that of Providence. There are smaller cities besides Watervliet, such as Cohoes and Rensselaer that may work as well due to having such neighborhoods to some degree.

Cost of Living for both areas is around the national average.

While a bit old, this may give some insight into COL for Northeastern metro areas: http://online.wsj.com/public/resourc...s/download.pdf
Here are the most and least expensive cities to live in

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Old 02-27-2017, 06:03 PM
 
Location: Lebanon, OH
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How about Portland, Maine?
That would be the correct answer, it's safer after dark than most places are in broad daylight.
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