Rounding out the top 5 are: #5 Evanston, IL #4 Pleasanton, CA #2 Bellevue, WA and claiming the top spot, #1 Newton, MA. More of a "who's that?" than a "who's who" list, which is explained by the fact that most large cities were automatically eliminated due to high crime rates. I don't know about you, but I'd rather be on the "obscure but safe" list than the "well-know but dangerous" list.
Summary from the article: