Best Places to Live in Connecticut

AreaVibes reveals the best places to live in Connecticut by using a Livability Score out of 100. The Livability Score for each city in Connecticut is calculated from a unique algorithm based on various metrics, including: amenities, cost of living, crime, education, employment, housing and weather. Connecticut has a population of 3,596,080 and a population density of 647.7. The capital city is Hartford and the largest city in Connecticut is Bridgeport. To filter the results, use the filters on the left to sort by state, population and category.
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Rank City Livability Ame­nities Cost of Living Crime Edu­cation Emp­loyment Housing Weather
1Darien, CTPopulation: 20,75887A+FA+A+A+A+C
2Westport, CTPopulation: 26,51686A+FA+A+A+A+C
3Riverside, CTPopulation: 8,82986A+FA+A+A+A+C
4Old Greenwich, CTPopulation: 6,62286AFA+A+A+A+C
5Cos Cob, CTPopulation: 6,60585A+FA+A+A+A+C
6Ridgefield, CTPopulation: 7,93585A+FA+A+AA+D+
7Southport, CTPopulation: 1,74684A+FA+A+A+A+C
8Greenwich, CTPopulation: 12,96084A+FA+AAA+C
9Shelton, CTPopulation: 39,64183A+FA+AB+AC
10Mystic, CTPopulation: 3,84983A+FA+A+B+AC
11Glenville, CTPopulation: 2,21083AFA+A+A+A+C
12Glastonbury Center, CTPopulation: 7,54483A+FA+AB+AC
13Portland, CTPopulation: 5,91183A+DA+AB+B+C
14North Haven, CTPopulation: 24,03782A+FA+AB+AC
15West Hartford, CTPopulation: 63,15782A+FA+AB+AC
16Guilford Center, CTPopulation: 2,47782A+FA+ABAC
17Trumbull, CTPopulation: 36,00882AFA+AAAC
18Cheshire Village, CTPopulation: 5,20782AFA+AAAC
19Essex Village, CTPopulation: 2,63382AFA+A+AA+D+
20Pemberwick, CTPopulation: 3,63982A+FA+AB+A+C
21Wethersfield, CTPopulation: 26,67082A+DA+B+B+B+C
22Old Saybrook Center, CTPopulation: 2,31982A+FA+AB+A+D+
23Kensington, CTPopulation: 8,86281A+FA+AB+B+C
24Bethel, CTPopulation: 9,02881A+FA+ABB+D+
25Newtown, CTPopulation: 1,98781BFA+AA+AD+
26Middletown, CTPopulation: 47,53081A+DA+ABB+C
27Madison Center, CTPopulation: 2,44581AFA+ABA+D+
28Simsbury Center, CTPopulation: 6,06881BFA+A+AAC
29Branford Center, CTPopulation: 6,41481A+FA+ABAC
30Pawcatuck, CTPopulation: 5,83681A+DA+B+C+B+C
31Durham, CTPopulation: 2,82081BFA+AAAC
32Weatogue, CTPopulation: 2,72681C+FA+A+A+AC
33Stamford, CTPopulation: 122,87881A+FAB+B+A+C
34Milford, CTPopulation: 51,11580A+FAAB+AC
35Cannondale, CTPopulation: 11080BFA+A+B+AD+
36Norwalk, CTPopulation: 85,85380A+FAAB+AC
37Newington, CTPopulation: 30,52080A+DA+B+B+B+C
38New Milford, CTPopulation: 6,30280A+DA+B+BB+D+
39Danbury, CTPopulation: 81,05780A+FA+BBAD+
40Niantic, CTPopulation: 2,97480B+FA+A+BB+C
41Groton, CTPopulation: 9,73480A+DA+B+C+B+C
42Somers, CTPopulation: 1,80580BFA+A+AAC
43Watertown, CTPopulation: 3,64180ADA+AB+B+D+
44Collinsville, CTPopulation: 3,75380BFA+AB+B+C
45Georgetown, CTPopulation: 1,46280C+FA+A+AA+D+
46Canton Valley, CTPopulation: 1,47580B+DA+ABB+C
47Lake Pocotopaug, CTPopulation: 3,04379C+DA+AAB+C
48Colchester, CTPopulation: 4,51779ADA+ABB+D+
49Woodmont, CTPopulation: 1,71179C+FA+AB+AC
50Litchfield, CTPopulation: 1,49679BFA+ABAD+
51Terramuggus, CTPopulation: 89979CFA+AA+AC
52Groton Long Point, CTPopulation: 45979DFA+A+AA+C
53Fenwick, CTPopulation: 5279FFA+A+A+A+D+
54Long Hill, CTPopulation: 3,87179A+DA+B+C+BC
55Stratford, CTPopulation: 51,44078A+FAB+BB+C
56Broad Brook, CTPopulation: 4,31678C+DA+ABB+C
57Salmon Brook, CTPopulation: 2,57578C+DA+AB+B+C
58Bristol, CTPopulation: 60,50278A+DA+B+BBC
59Wallingford Center, CTPopulation: 18,16478A+DAB+BB+C
60Oakville, CTPopulation: 9,00578ADA+ABB+D+
61Derby, CTPopulation: 12,85878A+DABC+B+C
62East Hampton, CTPopulation: 2,53578BDA+AB+B+D+
63Gales Ferry, CTPopulation: 96478BFA+A+B+B+C
64Terryville, CTPopulation: 5,26578ADA+B+BBC
65Conning Towers Nautilus Park, CTPopulation: 9,91378B+FA+ABB+C
66Old Mystic, CTPopulation: 3,57078CDA+AB+B+C
67Sherwood Manor, CTPopulation: 5,31778BDA+B+B+BC
68Clinton, CTPopulation: 3,41778AFA+ABB+D+
69East Haven, CTPopulation: 29,18878ADAB+BB+C
70Orange, CTPopulation: 13,91978D+FA+A+AAC
71Hazardville, CTPopulation: 4,72578BDA+B+B+BC
72Windsor Locks, CTPopulation: 12,50078B+DA+B+BBC
73Naugatuck, CTPopulation: 31,79577A+DA+BBBD+
74Saybrook Manor, CTPopulation: 1,15677BFA+AC+AD+
75Sharon, CTPopulation: 64677D+FA+AB+AD+
76Torrington, CTPopulation: 36,23977A+DABC+BC
77Woodbury Center, CTPopulation: 1,29077BFA+ABAD+
78Manchester, CTPopulation: 30,43177A+DAB+C+BC
79Moodus, CTPopulation: 1,38977DDA+A+AB+D+
80New Hartford Center, CTPopulation: 1,32177BDA+AC+BC
81Winsted, CTPopulation: 7,56377A+DA+C+BBC
82Noank, CTPopulation: 2,09777DFA+AB+AC
83Heritage Village, CTPopulation: 4,21877B+DA+ACC+D+
84Stonington, CTPopulation: 1,04777D+FA+A+BA+C
85Oxoboxo River, CTPopulation: 3,42977BDA+BC+BC
86West Simsbury, CTPopulation: 2,56777FFA+AA+AC
87Lakeville, CTPopulation: 98277CFA+AC+AD+
88Danielson, CTPopulation: 4,06677AD+A+C+BBD+
89Thomaston, CTPopulation: 1,64576ADA+BCBD+
90Chester Center, CTPopulation: 1,68476CFA+ABAD+
91Suffield Depot, CTPopulation: 1,45876DFA+ABAC
92Coventry Lake, CTPopulation: 3,16376CDA+B+B+BD+
93Stafford Springs, CTPopulation: 4,92276B+DA+BC+BD+
94Mansfield Center, CTPopulation: 1,20576FFA+A+AB+D+
95Plainfield Village, CTPopulation: 2,42076C+DA+BBBD+
96Blue Hills, CTPopulation: 2,46576B+DA+C+C+BC
97Westbrook Center, CTPopulation: 2,26976B+FA+BCAD+
98Meriden, CTPopulation: 60,67476A+DBBC+BC
99Ansonia, CTPopulation: 19,18876ADA+BC+B+D+
100Thompsonville, CTPopulation: 8,88376A+DA+C+C+BC
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