Safety is always important, these are the ten safest neighborhoods in Rockford.

With Summer just around the corner, safety for families becomes even more important. Your kids aren't going to want to sit inside all day like they did in the Winter, nope, they want to go out and play, so you need to know where the safe neighborhoods are. We want to be able to get out and about, but we also want to be sure that we're sticking around areas that are safe.

Each year, Neighborhood Scout ranks towns based on crime across the nation. And this year's rankings are OFFICIALLY in! We did some digging and found the safest spots, according to the site, for you to wander safely. Take a look.

When is comes to our community, here's the list of the ten safest areas in Rockford. Did any of them surprise you?

  1. Spring Lake Estates/Spring Lake
  2. Prairie Ridge
  3. Quail Run/ Reid Farm Group
  4. Tullocks Woods Neighborhood Group
  5. Edgebrook/ Hawthorne Hills
  6. Kelley Meadows/ Meridan Oaks
  7. Bluffside Heights/ Atwood Park Estates
  8. Edgewater
  9. Bello Reserve
  10. Summerfield Commons

I'm sure there are many others that are missing on this list, so let us in on your thoughts! What are some of your go-to safe spots in the Stateline? What areas do you recommend?

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