The safest city in Northern California is Saratoga. It is located in the Santa Cruz Mountains foothills and there were fewer than 20 violent crimes committed there in 2011. Los Altos, which is also near the Silicon Valley, is considered the second safest city. Other cities in the same region share the area's reputation for safety.Know More
The third safest city in Northern California is Lincoln, a suburb of Sacramento with fewer than 30 violent crimes reported in 2011. Danville, 30 miles east of San Francisco, is a quaint and upscale town that ranks highly for safety. San Ramon, a medium-sized town near the San Francisco Bay Area, boasts very low unemployment as well as low crime.
Soledad, a small community in the center of the Salinas Valley, is filled with vineyards and has a very low crime rate. Cupertino, the home of Apple Computers, is another Silicon Valley city with high community involvement and a low crime rate. Foster City, a planned community in San Mateo County, is very safe, with only two robberies reported in 2011. Pacifica, on the San Francisco peninsula, experienced only seven robberies in 2011 and is the 23rd safest city in all of California. The 10th safest city in northern California is Hercules in the East San Francisco Bay area.Learn more about The West
Famous attractions in California include Yosemite, Death Valley, Sequoia, Redwood and Channel Islands National Parks, the Golden Gate Bridge, Universal Studios Theme Park and Disneyland. Other attractions include the San Diego Zoo and SeaWorld, Lake Tahoe, Santa Catalina Island, the Hollywood Walk of Fame and Fisherman’s Wharf.Full Answer >
From north to south, the state of California measures roughly 770 miles, while spanning 250 miles from east to west. The drive from the state's northern border it shares with Oregon down south to Mexico takes approximately 15 hours.Full Answer >
California comprises 155,779 square miles of land, making it the third largest American state behind Alaska and Texas. It is divided into 58 counties and is bordered by Oregon to the north, Nevada to the east and Arizona to the southeast.Full Answer >
The safest city in the world is Melbourne, Australia, which received a 97.5 out of 100 city score from the Economist Intelligence Unit. These city scores are based on criteria such as safety, quality of life, cleanliness, culture and affordability.Full Answer >