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Carmel, Fishers in the top ten safest cities in U.S. to raise kids

Posted at 12:31 PM, Jun 27, 2017
and last updated 2017-06-27 15:55:39-04

HAMILTON COUNTY, Ind. -- If you're looking for a safe place to settle down and raise a few kids, look no further than Hamilton County.

The city of Carmel was ranked the fourth safest city in the United States to raise kids in a list compiled by SafeWise.com.  The city of Fishers was ranked sixth.

The list encompasses 30 of the safest cities in America that are larger than 10,000 residents and reported crime numbers to the FBI for comparison.

Safewise looked at state graduation rates, overall school quality, violent crime reports, sex offender concentration, parks and recreational opportunities when tallying the scores.

On Carmel, Safewise writes:

Carmel is one of the fastest-growing cities in Indiana, and it’s easy to see why. Families are attracted to the award-winning parks and recreation department that offers a robust menu of summer camps, extended school enrichment, and even a water park. It’s also home to the World’s Smallest Children’s Art Gallery, a claim to fame that has plenty of adorable appeal.

On Fishers, Safewise writes:

Recently named a Playful City for the ninth year in a row, Fishers’ focus on kids’ recreational opportunities is unparalleled. The city produces a seasonal guide to its incredible parks and recreation program that features a community garden, a subsidized preschool, and tons of summer camp opportunities. Indiana’s teacher of the year also hails from Fishers, which is situated in one of the best school districts in the state.

The rest of the list was dominated by coastal New England towns. The safest city in America, according to Safewise, is Greenwich, Connecticut.

To read the full list, click here.