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 3,572,213 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: 26,51685A+FA+A+A+A+C
3Riverside, CTPopulation: 8,82985A+FA+A+A+A+C
4Old Greenwich, CTPopulation: 6,62284AFA+A+A+A+C
5Ridgefield, CTPopulation: 7,93584A+FA+A+AA+D+
6Cos Cob, CTPopulation: 6,60584A+FA+A+A+A+C
7Southport, CTPopulation: 1,74684A+FA+A+A+A+C
8Greenwich, CTPopulation: 12,96083A+FA+AAA+C
9Glenville, CTPopulation: 2,21082AFA+A+A+A+C
10Mystic, CTPopulation: 3,84982A+FA+A+B+AC
11Guilford Center, CTPopulation: 2,47782A+FA+ABAC
12Shelton, CTPopulation: 39,64182A+FA+AB+AC
13Essex Village, CTPopulation: 2,63381AFA+A+AA+D+
14Pemberwick, CTPopulation: 3,63981A+FA+AB+A+C
15Portland, CTPopulation: 5,91181A+DA+AB+B+C
16Old Saybrook Center, CTPopulation: 2,31981A+FA+AB+A+D+
17West Hartford, CTPopulation: 63,15781A+FAAB+AC
18Glastonbury Center, CTPopulation: 7,54481A+FAAB+AC
19Newtown, CTPopulation: 1,98781BFA+AA+AD+
20Trumbull, CTPopulation: 36,00880AFA+AAAC
21North Haven, CTPopulation: 24,03780A+FAAB+AC
22Madison Center, CTPopulation: 2,44580AFA+ABA+D+
23Bethel, CTPopulation: 9,02880A+FA+ABB+D+
24Cheshire Village, CTPopulation: 5,20780AFAAAAC
25Wethersfield, CTPopulation: 26,67080A+DAB+B+B+C
26Weatogue, CTPopulation: 2,72680C+FA+A+A+AC
27Milford, CTPopulation: 51,11580A+FB+AB+AC
28Durham, CTPopulation: 2,82079BFA+AAAC
29Georgetown, CTPopulation: 1,46279C+FA+A+AA+D+
30Cannondale, CTPopulation: 11079BDA+A+B+AD+
31North Granby, CTPopulation: 1,86379FAA+A+AAC
32Kensington, CTPopulation: 8,86279A+FB+AB+B+C
33Newington, CTPopulation: 30,52079A+DB+B+B+B+C
34Somers, CTPopulation: 1,80579BFA+A+AAC
35Niantic, CTPopulation: 2,97479B+FA+A+BB+C
36Norwalk, CTPopulation: 85,85379A+FBAB+AC
37Middletown, CTPopulation: 47,53079A+DB+ABB+C
38Simsbury Center, CTPopulation: 6,06879BFAA+AAC
39Stamford, CTPopulation: 122,87879A+FBB+B+A+C
40Woodmont, CTPopulation: 1,71178C+FA+AB+AC
41Canton Valley, CTPopulation: 1,47578B+DA+ABB+C
42Branford Center, CTPopulation: 6,41478A+FAABAC
43Groton Long Point, CTPopulation: 45978DFA+A+AA+C
44Litchfield, CTPopulation: 1,49678BFA+ABAD+
45Pawcatuck, CTPopulation: 5,83678A+DB+B+C+B+C
46Collinsville, CTPopulation: 3,75378BFA+AB+B+C
47New Milford, CTPopulation: 6,30278A+DAB+BB+D+
48Lake Pocotopaug, CTPopulation: 3,04378C+DA+AAB+C
49Groton, CTPopulation: 9,73478A+DAB+C+B+C
50Watertown, CTPopulation: 3,64178ADB+AB+B+D+
51Danbury, CTPopulation: 81,05778A+FABBAD+
52Fenwick, CTPopulation: 5277FDA+A+A+A+D+
53Stratford, CTPopulation: 51,44077A+FBB+BB+C
54Salmon Brook, CTPopulation: 2,57577C+DA+AB+B+C
55Colchester, CTPopulation: 4,51777ADAABB+D+
56Derby, CTPopulation: 12,85877A+DBBC+B+C
57Long Hill, CTPopulation: 3,87177A+DAB+C+BC
58East Hampton, CTPopulation: 2,53577BDA+AB+B+D+
59Bristol, CTPopulation: 60,50277A+DBB+BBC
60Wallingford Center, CTPopulation: 18,16477A+DBB+BB+C
61Saybrook Manor, CTPopulation: 1,15677BFA+AC+AD+
62East Haven, CTPopulation: 29,18876ADB+B+BB+C
63Orange, CTPopulation: 13,91976D+FB+A+AAC
64Terramuggus, CTPopulation: 89976CFAAA+AC
65Old Mystic, CTPopulation: 3,57076CDA+AB+B+C
66Woodbury Center, CTPopulation: 1,29076BFA+ABAD+
67Broad Brook, CTPopulation: 4,31676C+DAABB+C
68Gales Ferry, CTPopulation: 96476BFB+A+B+B+C
69Oakville, CTPopulation: 9,00576ADB+ABB+D+
70Conning Towers Nautilus Park, CTPopulation: 9,91376B+FBABB+C
71West Simsbury, CTPopulation: 2,56776FFA+AA+AC
72Clinton, CTPopulation: 3,41776AFB+ABB+D+
73Naugatuck, CTPopulation: 31,79576A+DB+BBBD+
74Noank, CTPopulation: 2,09776DFA+AB+AC
75Torrington, CTPopulation: 36,23976A+DBBC+BC
76Manchester, CTPopulation: 30,43176A+DBB+C+BC
77Terryville, CTPopulation: 5,26576ADB+B+BBC
78Moodus, CTPopulation: 1,38976DDA+A+AB+D+
79Suffield Depot, CTPopulation: 1,45876DFA+ABAC
80Sherwood Manor, CTPopulation: 5,31776BDB+B+B+BC
81Chester Center, CTPopulation: 1,68475CFA+ABAD+
82New Hartford Center, CTPopulation: 1,32175BDA+AC+BC
83Windsor Locks, CTPopulation: 12,50075B+DB+B+BBC
84Hazardville, CTPopulation: 4,72575BDAB+B+BC
85Stonington, CTPopulation: 1,04775D+FAA+BA+C
86Sharon, CTPopulation: 64675D+FAAB+AD+
87Winsted, CTPopulation: 7,56375A+DBC+BBC
88Oxoboxo River, CTPopulation: 3,42975BDABC+BC
89Mansfield Center, CTPopulation: 1,20575FFA+A+AB+D+
90Meriden, CTPopulation: 60,67475A+DC+BC+BC
91New Preston, CTPopulation: 1,09274DFA+ABA+D+
92Westbrook Center, CTPopulation: 2,26974B+FA+BCAD+
93Thomaston, CTPopulation: 1,64574ADABCBD+
94Coventry Lake, CTPopulation: 3,16374CDAB+B+BD+
95Plainfield Village, CTPopulation: 2,42074C+DA+BBBD+
96Heritage Village, CTPopulation: 4,21874B+DAACC+D+
97Blue Hills, CTPopulation: 2,46574B+DA+C+C+BC
98Lakeville, CTPopulation: 98274CFAAC+AD+
99Danielson, CTPopulation: 4,06674AD+B+C+BBD+
100Byram, CTPopulation: 4,59774FFA+B+B+A+C
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