4. Chula Vista, California

December 21, 2018

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Overall score: 86.07Violent crime rate: 298.8 per 100,000 peopleProperty crime rate: 1,435.8 per 100,000 peopleAccidental death rate: 30.1 per 100,000 peopleBinge drinking rate: 17.1% of adultsSmoking rate: 12.0% of adults

A major hub of the San Diego metropolitan area, Chula Vista is nestled at the center of one of the wealthiest areas in the United States, with below-average poverty and unemployment rates. Like other cities located in California, Chula Vista has fewer smokers per capita than the national average, making it a good option for families that place emphasis on environmental health.

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