San Jose is the Safest
Apparently, I bought a home in the safest big city in America. Go me. And y'know, my neighborhood is older, low income, and occasionally seems like it might be sketchy, but the longer I live there, the more comfortable I get. My neighbors are pretty good, and my home is secure. A week or so ago, I walked home from the library, accidentally in the dark (darned daylight savings time!). It wasn't scary. There were lots of families having parties. There was a mother and daughter sitting on their front porch having a sandwich. There was an older man sweeping his driveway. It's really a neighborhood, and I like it. And I love being so close to downtown. The stuff around the university is nice, and the new main library is amazing. It's a good place to live.