Just like any state, Pennsylvania has some safe spots and some areas where you have to be extra careful. If your priority is living in one of the safest cities in Pennsylvania, we have your list.

The staff at Niche.com has put together a list of the safest areas in the Keystone State. While Niche.com is known for their information on the best schools in America and come out with those lists annually, the outlet also conducts research in other areas, such as safety. According to their official website, “Niche is the market leader in connecting colleges and schools with students and families. With in-depth profiles on every school and college in America, over 140 million reviews and ratings, and powerful search and data tools, Niche helps millions of students and families find and enroll in the right school for them. For schools, school districts, and communities, Niche’s platform, data, and services help thousands of schools recruit and enroll more best-fit students.”

If you’re wondering about the overall safety of Pennsylvania, according to Safewise.com, crime is up a bit. Safewise.com states, “Violent crime in The Keystone State jumped from 3.1 incidents per 1,000 people to 3.9 this year, barely beating the US rate of 4.0. Property crime bucked the nationwide downward trend, rising from 14.0 crimes per 1,000 to 16.4 this year—but that still keeps Pennsylvania under the national rate of 19.6.” They add that, “Very few Pennsylvania cities reported crime data to the FBI compared to last year, which may be why crime rates rose this year after either falling or remaining steady in our previous reports.”

So, what are the safest cities in Pennsylvania, according to Niche.com? Read on for the top 10 areas where you should feel the most secure. Many of these are suburbs of Philadelphia or Pittsburgh. Find more cities and the full tally here.

  • 10. Jenkintown

    “Jenkintown is a suburb of Philadelphia with a population of 4,418. Jenkintown is in Montgomery County and is one of the best places to live in Pennsylvania. Living in Jenkintown offers residents an urban feel and most residents own their homes. In Jenkintown there are a lot of bars, restaurants, coffee shops, and parks.”

    Jenkintown, PA

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  • 9. Fox Chapel

    “Fox Chapel is a suburb of Pittsburgh with a population of 5,104. Fox Chapel is in Allegheny County and is one of the best places to live in Pennsylvania. Living in Fox Chapel offers residents a rural feel and most residents own their homes. In Fox Chapel there are a lot of bars, restaurants, coffee shops, and parks.”

    Fox Chapel, PA

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  • 8. Upper Uwchlan Township

    “Upper Uwchlan Township is a suburb of Philadelphia with a population of 11,677. Upper Uwchlan Township is in Chester County and is one of the best places to live in Pennsylvania. Living in Upper Uwchlan Township offers residents a suburban rural mix feel and most residents own their homes. In Upper Uwchlan Township there are a lot of restaurants and parks.”

    Upper Uwchlan Township, PA

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  • 7. East Whiteland Township

    “East Whiteland Township is a suburb of Philadelphia with a population of 12,328. East Whiteland Township is in Chester County and is one of the best places to live in Pennsylvania. Living in East Whiteland Township offers residents a dense suburban feel and most residents own their homes. In East Whiteland Township there are a lot of restaurants, coffee shops, and parks.”

    East Whiteland Township, PA

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  • 6. Nether Providence Township

    “Nether Providence Township is a suburb of Philadelphia with a population of 13,744. Nether Providence Township is in Delaware County and is one of the best places to live in Pennsylvania. Living in Nether Providence Township offers residents a dense suburban feel and most residents own their homes. In Nether Providence Township there are a lot of restaurants and parks.”

    Nether Providence Township, PA

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  • 5.

    “Franklin Park is a suburb of Pittsburgh with a population of 14,701. Franklin Park is in Allegheny County and is one of the best places to live in Pennsylvania. Living in Franklin Park offers residents a rural feel and most residents own their homes. In Franklin Park there are a lot of restaurants, coffee shops, and parks.”

    Franklin Park, PA

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  • 4. Aspinwall

    “Aspinwall is a suburb of Pittsburgh with a population of 2,687. Aspinwall is in Allegheny County and is one of the best places to live in Pennsylvania. Living in Aspinwall offers residents a dense suburban feel and most residents own their homes. In Aspinwall there are a lot of bars, coffee shops, and parks.”

    Aspinwall, PA

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  • 3. Narberth

    “Narberth is a suburb of Philadelphia with a population of 4,304. Narberth is in Montgomery County and is one of the best places to live in Pennsylvania. Living in Narberth offers residents an urban suburban mix feel and most residents own their homes. In Narberth there are a lot of parks.”

    Narberth, PA

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  • 2. Mount Lebanon Township

    “Mount Lebanon Township is a suburb of Pittsburgh with a population of 31,808. Mount Lebanon Township is in Allegheny County and is one of the best places to live in Pennsylvania. Living in Mount Lebanon Township offers residents an urban suburban mix feel and most residents own their homes. In Mount Lebanon Township there are a lot of bars, restaurants, coffee shops, and parks.”

    Mount Lebanon Township, PA

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  • 1. Swarthmore

    “Swarthmore is a suburb of Philadelphia with a population of 6,339. Swarthmore is in Delaware County and is one of the best places to live in Pennsylvania. Living in Swarthmore offers residents an urban suburban mix feel and most residents own their homes. In Swarthmore there are a lot of restaurants, coffee shops, and parks.”

    Swarthmore, PA

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  • Source

    This list is via Niche.com.

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