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Ideal cities for families

Charlotte may be a great place to raise a family.

Charlotte may be a great place to raise a family.

Families who are looking for a place to bring their moving containers may consider an area that has a low crime rate as well as a good school system. There are plenty of places across the country that fit such criteria, and many of them could be good destinations for you and your loved ones.

Plano, Texas
If your priority is to move to an area with a very low crime rate, then it may be good to bring your family to Plano. The city is a short drive from Dallas, and it could have everything you need. It is a large section of the Dallas-Fort Worth area, but it has some of the lowest crime in the nation, according to Forbes. Additionally, the traffic fatality rate is the sixth-lowest in the nation and the lowest in the Lone Star State.

Charlotte, North Carolina
If the southeast is where you want to raise a family, then one of the best choices may be Charlotte. The largest city in North Carolina has 16 preschools accredited through the National Association for the Education of Young Children, according to Parenting.com. It also has eight schools certified as blue ribbon institutions by the Department of Education. The strong options may make a decision to move to the Tar Heel State even easier.

Orange, California
Southern California is a popular relocation option for many people, and if you want to move to one of the safest cities in the country, Orange may be a good bet. It is relatively close to Los Angeles, and according to Business Insider, the crime rate is extremely low. Overall violent crimes totaled fewer than 110 per 100,000 people. The safety of the city may be a tipping point for those considering moving to the Los Angeles metro area.

Lexington, Kentucky
Kentucky is another area that has great education, as Lexington boasts some of the best learning environments in the nation. Parenting.com noted that the city is one of the best in the country to raise a family, and it has a strong student to teacher ratio. For every 13 students, there is one teacher, which can help the learning process exponentially.

Henderson, Nevada
Another spot you may be interested for safety reasons is Henderson, Nevada. The city sits in the shadow of the Las Vegas metro area. According to Forbes, the city has a poverty rate of only 7 percent, and a median income of nearly $62,000. The low crime rate is also notable because there aren't usually many people traveling through Henderson, making it a quiet option outside of a busy city.

Bellevue, Washington
If you are interested in moving to the Seattle metro area, then a place like Bellevue could be for you. The city only had 108 violent crimes per 100,000 people three years ago, which makes it one of the lowest in the country, Business Insider noted. The city also did not have one murder during 2010.

The location of the city may help, especially if you want to move to a place on the water (Lake Washington) and in the middle of a bustling metropolitan area (King County).

Newton, Massachusetts
Massachusetts is known for its good schools and some areas also score high marks when it comes to safety. Newton, a suburb of Boston, was named one of the safest cities in America, according to AmericanLiveWire.com. Newton has a population of more than 85,000 and a median income of approximately $112,000. It's proximity to Boston and other large areas could make it a good place to live if you plan to travel around New England frequently.