Affordable Low Crime Retirement Places

Where are the best SAFE affordable places to retire? These days affordable retirement is a bit tougher to find, especially if you don’t want to give up safety or lifestyle options. Maybe you’ve looked into retirement in Decatur, Prescott, St. Augustine, Grand Junction, or Punta Gorda…but do they make the cut? Are these inexpensive retirement towns that top so many other lists also low in violent crime? We have a tougher criteria; only those with cost of living 10% or more less than the national average, as well as low violent crime stats made our list. If you want to see the entire list of safest places to retire by state, without affordability taken into consideration visit Safest Places by State.

Safety Counts…at Least on Our List

Here’s what we found out. Below is our long list of affordable, low crime retirement towns. Many are very small but there are a few surprising entries in the 50-80,000 range. Which cheap places to retire fit your idea of a great place to live? We used the most recent violent crime stats from the FBI Uniform Crime Reporting website data to enhance our list by giving preference to affordable places that also have low crime rankings. We left out the really small places, and any cities over 300,000 because city stats are well represented on other lists.

We’ll add to this list over time, but right now here are the ones that meet the test of affordable with less violent crime than other towns and cities of the same size. All of these towns and cities have populations between 3,000 and 300,000. Our Personal Picks are Featured in Best Places. We’ve started with the most popular states for retirement and may expand the list to include other states. States and towns are listed in alphabetical order.

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Affordable Safe Arizona Towns
Colorado City– pop. 4,800

Nogales– pop. 4,800

Willcox– pop. 21,000

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Affordable Safe Alabama Towns
Albertville – pop. 21,500

Boaz– pop. 9,700

Calera– pop. 13,200

Columbiana– pop. 4,100

Cullman– pop. 13,350

Glencoe– pop. 5,200

Haleyville– pop. 4,100

Hamilton– pop. 6,800

Hartselle pop. 14,500

Headland pop. 4,800

Hokes Bluff pop. 4,300

Hueytown pop. 15,700

Margaret pop. 4,600

Moody pop. 12,600

Moulton pop. 3,400

Mount Olive pop. 4,300

Opp pop. 6,700

Pleasant Grove pop. 10,300

Rainsville pop. 5,000

Redbay pop. 3,200

Warrior pop.

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Affordable Safe Florida Towns
Cedar Key– pop. 1,100

Dundee– pop. 4,100

– pop. 38,100

Fellesmere– pop. 5,500

Micanopy– pop. 1,000

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Affordable Safe Georgia Towns
Adel– pop. 5,300

Cairo– pop. 9,800

Chatsworth– pop. 4,300

Cochran– pop. 4,400

Dalton– pop. 33,900

Folkston– pop. 5,300

Glennville– pop. 5,100

Hazlehurst– pop. 4,200

Nicholls– pop. 3,400

Perry– pop. 15,500

Statesboro– pop. 30,800

Wrightsville– pop. 3,600

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Affordable Safe Idaho Towns
Idaho Falls– pop. 61,100

Rupert– pop. 5,800

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North Carolina

Affordable Safe North Carolina Towns
Bessemer City– pop. 5,600

Conover– pop. 8,300

Elkin– pop. 4,100

Forest City– pop. 7,300

Granite Falls– pop. 4,700

Havelock– pop. 20,400

Jacksonville– pop. 67,400

Kannapolis– pop. 46,200

King– pop. 7,000

Kings Mountain– pop. 10,800

Lenoir– pop. 17,900

Maiden– pop. 3,400

Mocksville– pop. 5,200

Morganton– pop. 16,700

– pop. 5,100

Newton– pop. 13,100

Siler City– pop. 8,400

Tryon– pop. 1,750

Warsaw– pop. 3,200

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Affordable Safe Oregon Towns
Baker City– pop. 9,800

Dallas– pop. 15,300

Hermiston– pop. 17,200

Independence– pop. 9,300

Junction City– pop. 5,900

La Grande– pop. 13,100

Madras– pop. 6,700

Milton-Freewater– pop. 7,000

Pendleton– pop. 16,900

Prineville– pop. 9,500

Roseburg– pop. 22,100

Springfield– pop. 60,900

Sutherlin– pop. 7,900

Tillamook– pop. 5,000

Umatilla– pop. 7,000

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South Carolina

Affordable Safe South Carolina Towns
Belton– pop. 4,400

Duncan– pop. 3,300

Central– pop. 5,200

Edgefield– pop. 4,800

Lyman– pop. 3,400

North Augusta– pop. 22,600

Travelers Rest– pop. 5,000

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Affordable Safe Texas Towns
Bonham– pop. 10,000

Burkburnett– pop. 11,100

– pop. 15,000

Diboll– pop. 5,400

Galena Park– pop. 11,200

Georgetown– pop. 63,800

Haskell– pop. 3,200

Hildago– pop. 13,700

La Joya– pop. 4,300

Mission– pop. 83,300

Primera– pop. 4,700

Sullivan City– pop. 4,200

West– pop. 3,000

Wilmer– pop. 3,900

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Affordable Safe Virgina Towns
Bedford– pop. 6,600

Big Stone Gap– pop. 5,400

Cape Charles– pop. 1,100

Clifton Forge– pop. 3,700

Covington– pop. 5,700

Franklin– pop. 8,500

Martinsville– pop. 13,700

Pulaski– pop. 8,900

Richlands– pop. 5,500

Rocky Mount– pop. 4,800

Staunton– pop. 24,400

Tazewell– pop. 4,400

Waynesboro– pop. 21,500

Wise– pop. 3,100

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