Crime & Safety
I think that the area in which I live is a great place to raise you kids. I would definitely come back if it were a possibility to when I am ready to raise a family. The people and businesses around here are great and there is a low crime rate. It may be a small town but there is always something new to do, from going and watching the ski team in the summer to jumping into the freezing cold water for the polar plunge in the winter.
To be honest I don't know much about the safety in this area, and if you think about it that could be a good thing. If I don't know much about it then I obviously have never had to worry about being unsafe.