Crime & Safety
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Racine is a small town/ city, it is very diverse in its people and culture. It is also home of the famous Kringles that sell nationwide, which are very taste. We are close to lake Michigan, so you can enjoy several water related activities, of course weather permitting. We have plenty of of parks in the city of Racine for kids to enjoy, we also have the Root river for fishing enthusiasts and plenty of restaurants that have delicious food. If you want to enjoy a slice of delicious pizza go to Well's Bros restaurant, which is known nationwide. The cost of living in Racine depends on what neighborhood you choose, but comparing to other cities, living here in Racine is less expensive and there are many job openings ranging from construction to office work.
The police in this area have become extremely visible and attentive in the last few years. They have cleaned up this area and made a loud and clear statement that crime is not going to be tolerated over here any longer. They also built the new "Thelma Orr" Police House. They are constantly riding the streets over here or sitting in the school parking lot to show their presence a couple of times throughout the day every day in efforts to let everyone over here know, they are not far, or out of reach, if anything should go down. I appreciate all of the effort and hard work our officers are showing to help keep our streets safe.
Racine is a decent place to live and raise a family. It's relatively quiet, the crime rate is low, and before the industrial down turn a few years ago, work was plentiful here in the city for our industrial and blue collar workers. A lot of the companies took their business and moved over seas, which hurt our economy in so many ways. If I had to do it all over again, I would still choose to live here in Racine, with the exception of the extreme cold weather, and low paying or no jobs. Otherwise, this city is not a bad place to be, live, raise a family, have a home and build a life.