The Safewise.com list, released last week, highlighted Reading's friendliness and opportunities for cultural and recreational experiences. Safewise is a home security review resource.
Sudbury earned the top spot on the list. Newton was ranked No. 38.
"We were particularly impressed that Reading’s schools offer an easy way to report bullying, via an anonymous, online bullying report," said the report. "Educators and townspeople are also investigating the need for an early childhood education center, and the school Superintendent authors an up-to-date, informative blog."
Safewise.com reported the following statistics for Reading:
- Violent crimes per 1,000 residents: .40
- Property crimes per 1,000 residents: 7.49