There's a lot to love about Southern Maine.  There's the outlet malls of Kittery, the seafood of Scarborough (Ken's!  OH!!), the beauty of the lighthouses all around the state, especially Portland's Head Light in Cape Elizabeth.  Now, Wells can add the title of the safest town in Maine along with other Southern Maine towns according to an article in Safe Wise, followed by Scarborough, York, South Portland and Lewiston.

The article describes how it chose the safest cities by a review of the 2016 FBI crime reports.  They also calculated the rate of crimes per 1,000 people in each city reviewed.

When I lived in Cape Elizabeth, I always felt very safe.  It was the only place I've ever lived where I felt as if I could keep my doors completely unlocked and no one would both me.  I'm not sure why - it's kind of naive to think that nothing bad would happen, but that place is SO BEAUTIFUL that I never had a second thought about falling asleep with everything wide open.

New Hampshire is not so far away, but I always lock my door now.  It's still a very pretty area, but I can't lock that place down enough.  Weird, right?

If you're reading this as a local and you've never been to Southern Maine, you owe it to yourself to go.  It's one of God's gifts.