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Old 02-25-2017, 08:59 PM
 
Location: SE Pennsylvania
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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?
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Old 02-25-2017, 09:49 PM
 
Location: Fountain Square, Indianapolis
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North Buffalo? That area of Buffalo is great, not too expensive and average to below average for crime and very walkable. I'm not sure that there is a city as a whole that would fit that bill.

If it's low crime and walkable its probably not too affordable. You probably won't find all 3.
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Old 02-25-2017, 11:14 PM
 
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Is there anything else you are looking for? Kenmore NY just north of Buffalo may work in terms of a smaller municipality in a bigger area. Dormont PA is another one that may work.

You could possibly look into sections and neighborhoods of bigger/midsized cities as well.
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Old 02-26-2017, 07:31 AM
 
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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?
Maybe a bit off the radar initially but Lancaster PA could be a great option. It's quite dense due to it's historic pre-automobile geography, has a thriving very walkable downtown area and an impressive overall city-wide Walk Score of 81, a low cost of living well below the national average and a fairly low crime rate.
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Old 02-26-2017, 07:45 AM
 
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I don't know if this metro area is big enough, but it is only an hour and a half or so from NYC and Philadelphia, but Easton PA in the Allentown-Bethlehem-Easton metro may work. Small city with demographics you have been looking for and walkability. Its crime rate is a little over the national average and lower than most bigger and similar sized cities in PA.

Again, not sure if the metro is big enough, but Watervliet in the Albany-Schenectady-Troy metro is the second most dense municipality in Upstate NY and its crime rate is slightly over the state rate, but is under the national rate.

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Old 02-26-2017, 07:56 AM
 
Location: North America
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Las Vegas strip. Cheap rooms for $25 with coupons and free all you can drinks if you sit at a slot machine and pretend to play. No need to go far cuz everything is there in one casino like pool gym, JLo, Paris, Venice, new York and Egypt and Rome all on the strip. Thats why they keep building these 50-100 story condos in the back parking lots.
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Old 02-26-2017, 09:02 AM
 
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You're not going to find it....at all...it it's low crime, that almost certainly means it's expensive especially if it's walkable. Seattle is the city that comes closest to what you're finding when it comes to being safe, but it's still increasingly expensive.
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Old 02-26-2017, 09:10 AM
 
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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.
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Old 02-26-2017, 09:17 AM
 
Location: Northeast (CT to be exact)
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Las Vegas strip. Cheap rooms for $25 with coupons and free all you can drinks if you sit at a slot machine and pretend to play. No need to go far cuz everything is there in one casino like pool gym, JLo, Paris, Venice, new York and Egypt and Rome all on the strip. Thats why they keep building these 50-100 story condos in the back parking lots.
LOL, this post is hilarious, especially the JLO part.
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Old 02-26-2017, 10:12 AM
 
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You're not going to find it....at all...it it's low crime, that almost certainly means it's expensive especially if it's walkable. Seattle is the city that comes closest to what you're finding when it comes to being safe, but it's still increasingly expensive.
You can find smaller municipalities in/near bigger/mid sized metro areas or sections of cities in the Northeast, but I'm curious of other things the OP is looking for.

Kenmore, which is next to North Buffalo or select Pittsburgh area satellite cites/suburbs would/may work. Outside of the Northeast, select places in the Cleveland area would work.

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