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8 Cheapest, Safest Places To Live in the US

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South Kingstown, Rhode Island

South Kingstown, often referred to as "SK," is the county seat of Washington County and is celebrating its 300th birthday this year. It is home to the University of Rhode Island in the village of Kingston and is the only coastal town in the top 15.

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Arlington, Massachusetts

Arlington, settled nearly 400 years ago, offers easy access to Boston, being just six miles to the southeast. Despite its low crime rate and affordable living costs, housing expenses are the highest in the top 15 at $69,388 annually.

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Edwardsville, Illinois

Edwardsville, a suburb of St. Louis and the county seat of Madison County, is located along historic Route 66 in southern Illinois. Although it has the highest crime rate among the top 15 at 5.5 per 1,000 residents

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Mundelein, Illinois

Mundelein, a Chicago suburb located about 35 miles northwest of the city, features attractions like Diamond Lake and the Mundelein Heritage Museum. It boasts one of the lowest housing costs in the top 15, at $21,063 annually.

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White Lake, Michigan

A suburb of Detroit, White Lake Township is home to the Alpine Valley Ski Resort and Highland Recreation Area. The average annual grocery cost here is $5,191, or about $432 per month.

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Mason, Ohio

Located about 20 miles north of Cincinnati, Mason is known for the Western & Southern Open tennis tournament and Kings Island amusement park. Housing costs around $27,000 annually, placing it in the middle of the pack in the top 15.

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Brandon, Mississippi

Brandon, the county seat of Rankin County, is located about 15 miles east of Jackson. It features the Downtown Brandon Historic District and the new Brandon Amphitheater. Brandon has the lowest housing costs in the top 15, at $17,172 annually.

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Lake in the Hills, Illinois

Another Chicago suburb, Lake in the Hills experienced significant growth in the 1990s. With a crime rate of just 3.1 per 1,000 residents, it has the lowest crime rate among the top 15. It also boasts the second-lowest annual grocery cost at $5,091.