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: 26,51685A+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
26Milford, CTPopulation: 51,11580A+FB+AB+AC
27Weatogue, CTPopulation: 2,72680C+FA+A+A+AC
28Durham, CTPopulation: 2,82079BFA+AAAC
29Georgetown, CTPopulation: 1,46279C+FA+A+AA+D+
30Cannondale, CTPopulation: 11079BFA+A+B+AD+
31Kensington, CTPopulation: 8,86279A+FB+AB+B+C
32Newington, CTPopulation: 30,52079A+DB+B+B+B+C
33Somers, CTPopulation: 1,80579BFA+A+AAC
34Niantic, CTPopulation: 2,97479B+FA+A+BB+C
35Norwalk, CTPopulation: 85,85379A+FC+AB+AC
36Middletown, CTPopulation: 47,53079A+DB+ABB+C
37Stamford, CTPopulation: 122,87879A+FBB+B+A+C
38Simsbury Center, CTPopulation: 6,06879BFAA+AAC
39Woodmont, CTPopulation: 1,71178C+FA+AB+AC
40Canton Valley, CTPopulation: 1,47578B+DA+ABB+C
41Branford Center, CTPopulation: 6,41478A+FAABAC
42Pawcatuck, CTPopulation: 5,83678A+DB+B+C+B+C
43Groton Long Point, CTPopulation: 45978DFA+A+AA+C
44Litchfield, CTPopulation: 1,49678BFA+ABAD+
45Collinsville, CTPopulation: 3,75378BFA+AB+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+
51Fenwick, CTPopulation: 5277FFA+A+A+A+D+
52Stratford, CTPopulation: 51,44077A+FBB+BB+C
53Salmon Brook, CTPopulation: 2,57577C+DA+AB+B+C
54Derby, CTPopulation: 12,85877A+DBBC+B+C
55Colchester, CTPopulation: 4,51777ADAABB+D+
56Long Hill, CTPopulation: 3,87177A+DAB+C+BC
57Bristol, CTPopulation: 60,50277A+DBB+BBC
58East Hampton, CTPopulation: 2,53577BDA+AB+B+D+
59Wallingford Center, CTPopulation: 18,16477A+DBB+BB+C
60Saybrook Manor, CTPopulation: 1,15677BFA+AC+AD+
61East Haven, CTPopulation: 29,18876ADB+B+BB+C
62Orange, CTPopulation: 13,91976D+FB+A+AAC
63Terramuggus, CTPopulation: 89976CFAAA+AC
64Old Mystic, CTPopulation: 3,57076CDA+AB+B+C
65Woodbury Center, CTPopulation: 1,29076BFA+ABAD+
66Broad Brook, CTPopulation: 4,31676C+DAABB+C
67Oakville, CTPopulation: 9,00576ADB+ABB+D+
68Conning Towers Nautilus Park, CTPopulation: 9,91376B+FB+ABB+C
69Gales Ferry, CTPopulation: 96476BFB+A+B+B+C
70West Simsbury, CTPopulation: 2,56776FFA+AA+AC
71Clinton, CTPopulation: 3,41776AFB+ABB+D+
72Naugatuck, CTPopulation: 31,79576A+DB+BBBD+
73Torrington, CTPopulation: 36,23976A+DBBC+BC
74Noank, CTPopulation: 2,09776DFA+AB+AC
75Manchester, CTPopulation: 30,43176A+DBB+C+BC
76Terryville, CTPopulation: 5,26576ADB+B+BBC
77Moodus, CTPopulation: 1,38976DDA+A+AB+D+
78Suffield Depot, CTPopulation: 1,45876DFA+ABAC
79Sherwood Manor, CTPopulation: 5,31775BDB+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
83Stonington, CTPopulation: 1,04775D+FAA+BA+C
84Hazardville, CTPopulation: 4,72575BDAB+B+BC
85Sharon, CTPopulation: 64675D+FAAB+AD+
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
90Westbrook Center, CTPopulation: 2,26974B+FA+BCAD+
91New Preston, CTPopulation: 1,09274DFA+ABA+D+
92Thomaston, CTPopulation: 1,64574ADABCBD+
93Coventry Lake, CTPopulation: 3,16374CDAB+B+BD+
94North Granby, CTPopulation: 1,86374FDA+A+AAC
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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