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Safest Cities to Live in Alabama

Apr 17, 2023|

Are you preparing to move in the near future? If so, there are plenty of great cities and neighborhoods in Alabama that have low crime rates and great housing opportunities. This state provides residents with everything from college football to beautiful parks and recreational facilities. While the state itself has relatively high crime rates, some of the cities are well below the state averages.

To gain a better idea of how safe certain Alabama cities are, compare the violent crime and property crime rates between the state and the cities below. The violent crime rate in Alabama is 5.96 per 1,000 residents, while the property crime rate is 25.85 per 1,000 residents.

Alabama State Capitol Building and star of Alabama

Rainbow City

Rainbow City is a small place with a population of just over 9,600. This scenic city provides residents with beautiful outdoor destinations like Noccalula Falls Park and Lookout Mountain Parkway. To know just how safe Rainbow City is, the violent crime rate is just 0.69 for every 1,000 residents. As for the property crime rate, it's at 10.93 for every 1,000 residents. Both of these numbers are well under state averages. The safest areas in the city include Williams and Morgans Crossroads.

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Daleville is one of the safest cities in Alabama and is around 14 square miles in size. The city is close to a U.S. Army base where aviation training is commonplace. Residents benefit from close proximity to the many sandy beaches of the Gulf Coast, which is the perfect place to unwind and enjoy the comfortable weather. In Daleville, the violent crime rate is currently 3.29 per 1,000 residents. The property crime rate is 21.80 per 1,000 residents.


Southside is a fast-growing city that has some of the most picturesque views in the state. This small city is nearby the Coosa River and has a reputation for providing Southern hospitality to everyone who visits. Boating and fishing are two activities that residents most enjoy. The crime rates in Southside are among the lowest in the state. At the moment, the violent crime rate is 0.11 for every 1,000 residents, while the property crime rate is 3.49.

Pleasant Grove

Pleasant Grove is a small and peaceful city that's around 10 miles away from Birmingham. Its nickname is "The Good Neighbor City." Residents of Pleasant Grove have access to numerous golf courses, restaurants, and nature trails.

The violent crime rate in Pleasant Grove is around 1.90. The property crime rate is currently 10.64 for every 1,000 residents. The safest neighborhoods in this city include Cottage Hill and Pleasant Grove Estates.

Pleasant Grove, Alabama on a map


Glencoe is a town just nearby the Appalachian Mountains foothills. Because of its premier location, many residents enjoy taking part in outdoor activities like fishing, hunting, and camping. If you enjoy golf, the Silver Lakes Golf Course provides stunning views of the mountains and a peaceful atmosphere. Today, the violent crime rate in Glencoe is at 0.74 per 1,000 residents. As for the property crime rate, it's only 5.73 for every 1,000 residents.


Pelham is a relaxing and laid-back destination that's home to Oak Mountain State Park. If you buy a home in Pelham, you'll have quick access to fishing, swimming, mountain biking, and hiking opportunities. The Oak Mountain Amphitheatre is another popular destination for anyone who loves country and rock music.

If you're thinking of moving to Pelham, the violent crime rate is 1.66 per 1,000 residents. The property crime rate is 14.74. The safest areas to live in Pelham include Pelham East, Pelham Northeast, and Deerhurst.

Peavine Falls at Oak Mountain State Park in Pelham, Alabama


Daphne is a safe community along the shores of Mobile Bay. Residents spend time sailing on the inlet and visiting the spacious Bayfront Park, which offers boardwalks and nature trails. Along with breathtaking beach views, you'll enjoy living in a city with some of the lowest crime rates in Alabama.

The violent crime rate in Daphne is a low 0.21. When looking at the property crime rate, it's around 9.76 per 1,000 residents. A few of the safest neighborhoods and areas in Daphne include Belforest, Montrose, and Daphne North.

Benefits of a home security system and home automation in Alabama

Living in a safe neighborhood doesn't mean that it's impossible for crime to happen. Keep yourself and your family safe with home automation and a home security system from Vivint.

  • Secure your home: If you buy a smart automation system for your home, you can make it even better with a security system. The home automation system links a wide variety of security features that include automatic door locks, security cameras, and motion sensors to provide you with full control over the entire system. These security features immediately detect and warn you of any possible threat to your safety.
  • Better appliance functionality: Smart homes can simplify the process of managing the appliances in your home. If you obtain a smart lighting system, you'll benefit from long-lasting bulbs and the ability to turn the lights off and on with your voice or from an app.
  • Improved energy efficiency: Depending on the specific technologies you select, you're able to improve your home's energy efficiency. For instance, a smart thermostat learns your family's temperature preferences and moves to the most energy-efficient settings during the day. When your home is more energy-efficient, you should have lower monthly energy bills.
  • More flexibility: Smart automation systems are designed to sync with other devices in your home. If you purchase a smart home system, you can sync the devices in your home (like Amazon Alexa or Google Home) to work together. Whenever you replace an old appliance or add a new one, you have control over when to integrate the new system and how to remove the one you're no longer using.
  • Convenient connections: Among the best reasons to have a home automation system is because everything connects to a single hub or interface. Once you download an app on your tablet or smartphone, you manage all of the system devices and features from this device. Whether you purchase smart locks or motion detectors, you can view everything from the app. If you're away from home and believe that you forgot to turn the lights off before you left, a click of a button remedies this issue.

Home security and automation from Vivint

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