In 2012, CNN Money ranked the town of Hamden #53 in their list of “America’s best small cities.” Situated in New Haven County, Connecticut, Hamden was also picked as #33 by both CNN Money and Fortune Magazine in their list of “Best Places to Live and Launch.” The main praise is directed towards’ Hamden’s “great blend of urban and suburban lifestyles,” but ample attention should also be given to the fact that the city has a very low crime rate.