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: 6,62285AFA+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: 2,21083AFA+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
13Pemberwick, CTPopulation: 3,63981A+FA+AB+A+C
14Essex Village, CTPopulation: 2,63381AFA+A+AA+D+
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
18Newtown, CTPopulation: 1,98781BFA+AA+AD+
19Glastonbury Center, CTPopulation: 7,54481A+FAAB+AC
20North Haven, CTPopulation: 24,03780A+FAAB+AC
21Trumbull, CTPopulation: 36,00880AFA+AAAC
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
26Milford, CTPopulation: 51,11580A+FB+AB+AC
27Weatogue, CTPopulation: 2,72680C+FA+A+A+AC
28Durham, CTPopulation: 2,82080BFA+AAAC
29Georgetown, CTPopulation: 1,46279C+FA+A+AA+D+
30Kensington, CTPopulation: 8,86279A+FB+AB+B+C
31Newington, CTPopulation: 30,52079A+DB+B+B+B+C
32Stamford, CTPopulation: 122,87879A+FBB+B+A+C
33Niantic, CTPopulation: 2,97479B+FA+A+BB+C
34Somers, CTPopulation: 1,80579BFA+A+AAC
35Norwalk, CTPopulation: 85,85379A+FBAB+AC
36Middletown, CTPopulation: 47,53079A+DB+ABB+C
37Simsbury Center, CTPopulation: 6,06879BFAA+AAC
38Cannondale, CTPopulation: 11078BFA+A+B+AD+
39Woodmont, CTPopulation: 1,71178C+FA+AB+AC
40Branford Center, CTPopulation: 6,41478A+FAABAC
41Canton Valley, CTPopulation: 1,47578B+DA+ABB+C
42Groton Long Point, CTPopulation: 45978DFA+A+AA+C
43Litchfield, CTPopulation: 1,49678BFA+ABAD+
44Collinsville, CTPopulation: 3,75378BFA+AB+B+C
45Pawcatuck, CTPopulation: 5,83678A+DB+B+C+B+C
46New Milford, CTPopulation: 6,30278A+DAB+BB+D+
47Lake Pocotopaug, CTPopulation: 3,04378C+DA+AAB+C
48Groton, CTPopulation: 9,73478A+DAB+C+B+C
49Watertown, CTPopulation: 3,64178ADB+AB+B+D+
50Danbury, CTPopulation: 81,05778A+FABBAD+
51Stratford, CTPopulation: 51,44077A+FBB+BB+C
52Salmon Brook, CTPopulation: 2,57577C+DA+AB+B+C
53Derby, CTPopulation: 12,85877A+DBBC+B+C
54Colchester, CTPopulation: 4,51777ADAABB+D+
55Long Hill, CTPopulation: 3,87177A+DAB+C+BC
56East Hampton, CTPopulation: 2,53577BDA+AB+B+D+
57Bristol, CTPopulation: 60,50277A+DBB+BBC
58Wallingford Center, CTPopulation: 18,16477A+DBB+BB+C
59Saybrook Manor, CTPopulation: 1,15677BFA+AC+AD+
60East Haven, CTPopulation: 29,18877ADB+B+BB+C
61Orange, CTPopulation: 13,91976D+FB+A+AAC
62Terramuggus, CTPopulation: 89976CFAAA+AC
63Woodbury Center, CTPopulation: 1,29076BFA+ABAD+
64Broad Brook, CTPopulation: 4,31676C+DAABB+C
65Old Mystic, CTPopulation: 3,57076CDA+AB+B+C
66Oakville, CTPopulation: 9,00576ADB+ABB+D+
67Gales Ferry, CTPopulation: 96476BFB+A+B+B+C
68Conning Towers Nautilus Park, CTPopulation: 9,91376B+FBABB+C
69West Simsbury, CTPopulation: 2,56776FFA+AA+AC
70Clinton, CTPopulation: 3,41776AFB+ABB+D+
71Naugatuck, CTPopulation: 31,79576A+DB+BBBD+
72Torrington, CTPopulation: 36,23976A+DBBC+BC
73Noank, CTPopulation: 2,09776DFA+AB+AC
74Manchester, CTPopulation: 30,43176A+DBB+C+BC
75Terryville, CTPopulation: 5,26576ADB+B+BBC
76Moodus, CTPopulation: 1,38976DDA+A+AB+D+
77Suffield Depot, CTPopulation: 1,45876DFA+ABAC
78Sharon, CTPopulation: 64676D+DAAB+AD+
79Sherwood Manor, CTPopulation: 5,31776BDB+B+B+BC
80Chester Center, CTPopulation: 1,68475CFA+ABAD+
81New Hartford Center, CTPopulation: 1,32175BDA+AC+BC
82Windsor Locks, CTPopulation: 12,50075B+DB+B+BBC
83Hazardville, CTPopulation: 4,72575BDAB+B+BC
84Stonington, CTPopulation: 1,04775D+FAA+BA+C
85Fenwick, CTPopulation: 5275FFA+A+A+A+D+
86Winsted, CTPopulation: 7,56375A+DBC+BBC
87Mansfield Center, CTPopulation: 1,20575FFA+A+AB+D+
88Oxoboxo River, CTPopulation: 3,42975BDABC+BC
89Meriden, CTPopulation: 60,67475A+DC+BC+BC
90New Preston, CTPopulation: 1,09274DFA+ABA+D+
91Westbrook Center, CTPopulation: 2,26974B+FA+BCAD+
92Thomaston, CTPopulation: 1,64574ADABCBD+
93Lakeville, CTPopulation: 98274CFAAC+AD+
94Coventry Lake, CTPopulation: 3,16374CDAB+B+BD+
95Heritage Village, CTPopulation: 4,21874B+DAACC+D+
96Plainfield Village, CTPopulation: 2,42074C+DA+BBBD+
97Blue Hills, CTPopulation: 2,46574B+DA+C+C+BC
98Byram, CTPopulation: 4,59774FFA+B+B+A+C
99Bethlehem Village, CTPopulation: 2,01674DFA+ABAD+
100Danielson, CTPopulation: 4,06674AD+B+C+BBD+
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