When it comes to safety, one town in Upstate New York stands out above the rest.

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Aurora, located in the heart of the Finger Lakes region, has earned the badge of safest town in Upstate New York. With its idyllic setting, friendly community, and low crime rates, Aurora provides a secure environment for residents and visitors alike.

Aurora boasts impressively low crime rates, making it a secure place to not only live but also visit. The community takes pride in maintaining a safe environment, ensuring the peace of mind of its residents.

According to AreaVibes, which provides data on communities across the United States pulled from the FBI's uniform crime reports, Aurora's crime rate is ranked 71% lower than the rest of New York State and 80% lower than the national average.

The tight-knit community of Aurora plays a significant role in promoting safety. Neighbors look out for one another, creating a supportive and welcoming atmosphere that adds an extra layer of security.

The charming and peaceful environment of Aurora adds to its safety appeal. With picturesque streets, historic buildings, and scenic natural surroundings, residents and visitors can feel at ease while enjoying the town's beauty.

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Aurora is just a short drive away from numerous attractions. These include the Cayuga wine trail, world-renowned colleges and universities such as Cornell and Ithaca College, and the beautiful Aurora Theatre. Aurora also offers plenty of opportunities for outdoor excursions. The town sits on the eastern shore of Cayuga Lake and is close to several state parks. From boating and fishing to hiking and skiing, there's something for everyone to enjoy.

Aurora also embraces its artistic side with several events throughout the year. The MacKenzie-Childs Barn Sale brings thousands of visitors to Aurora each year, and the Aurora Arts & Crafts Show features local artists and vendors. The town is also home to Wells College, which offers theatrical and musical productions throughout the year.

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Whether you are considering a move to Aurora or planning a visit, you can feel confident that you are choosing one of the safest towns in Upstate New York.

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