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Study: 3 Benchmark Senior Living towns ranked among nation’s 10 safest

Three towns that are home to Benchmark Senior Living communities are among America’s safest, according a new study released by, a website that tracks crime, schools and real estate data for communities across the country.

Ridgefield, Conn. (#1), Franklin, Mass. (#4) and Shrewsbury, Mass. (#7) finished in the top 10 in NeighborhoodScout’s annual list of the Safest Cities in America. Benchmark’s communities in those towns include Benchmark Senior Living at Ridgefield Crossings, Benchmark Senior Living at Forge Hill (Franklin) and Benchmark Senior Living at Shrewsbury Crossings.

“Our research reveals the 100 safest cities in America with 25,000 or more people,” NeighborhoodScout explains on their website. The website calculates its rankings based on the total number of index crimes per 1,000 residents living in a city. Cities must have populations of at least 25,000 to be considered.

Among the 100 Safest Cities in America, Benchmark has communities in seven of them. Rounding out the list are Shelton, Conn. (#57), Billerica, Mass. (#61), Newton, Mass. (#68), and North Andover, Mass. (#100). Benchmark’s communities in those towns include Benchmark Senior Living at Split Rock (Shelton), Benchmark Senior Living at Billerica Crossings, three in Newton – Cabot Park Village, Evans Park at Newton Corner, and The Falls at Cordingly Dam – and Ashland Farm at North Andover.

Here are the top three Benchmark communities and NeighborhoodScout’s recommendations.


“If you are looking for a community that has low crime, you need look no further than Ridgefield. [It] is in the elite group of the safest communities in both Connecticut and in the nation as a whole, and is ranked as one of the top 100 safest cities in the U.S.A.”


“NeighborhoodScout analyzed all cities and towns in America with a similar population size to Franklin, and we found that the crime rate in Franklin is one of the lowest in the nation for its size.”


“Shrewsbury’s overall rate of crime is sufficiently low that NeighborhoodScout’s analysis shows the town to be one of the safest in the nation among cities and towns of all sizes.”

For more data on the U.S.A.’s 100 safest communities, check out NeighborhoodScout’s interactive map.

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