Most towns near Villanova are safe. But there are 3 school disctricts and tons of provate schools in the area, so you would perhpas want to choose based on that first. Check out the town pages on my website http://www.findahomeinpa.com/BuyerTips/ResearchTheMainLine/MainLineCommunities/tabid/94/Default.aspx
for more information and Craig's List is the method most folk use here. Good Luck!