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Places With The Best Housing In Connecticut 2018

Nearby Areas With A High Livability Score80
  • Greenwich, CT
  • (City)
  • Population: 13,429
77
  • Cos Cob, CT
  • (City)
  • Population: 6,535
73
  • Darien, CT
  • (City)
  • Population: 21,519
81
  • Riverside, CT
  • (City)
  • Population: 8,289
73
  • Westport, CT
  • (City)
  • Population: 27,511
77
  • Old Greenwich, CT
  • (City)
  • Population: 7,000
80
  • Ridgefield, CT
  • (City)
  • Population: 7,552
66
  • Stamford, CT
  • (City)
  • Population: 127,410
  • This city loves its nightlife and hiding the fact that its very dangerous. So many shootings evreyday and drugs are a huge problem here. Low crime rates are said because north satmford takes up 1/3 of
70
  • Trumbull, CT
  • (City)
  • Population: 36,477
72
  • Orange, CT
  • (City)
  • Population: 13,941
68
  • Norwalk, CT
  • (City)
  • Population: 87,930
  • I spent four days on vacation in September 09 in the city of Norwalk, Connecticut with my husband and we had a great time. Norwalk is located on the Long Island Sound and it's a great place to relax and
79
  • Shelton, CT
  • (City)
  • Population: 40,979
80
  • West Hartford, CT
  • (City)
  • Population: 63,187
  • My husband and I took our daughter to West Hartford Connecticut last year to visit the children's museum. When we arrived we were greeted by Conny the whale a sixty foot sperm whale that we were allowed
78
  • Cheshire Village, CT
  • (City)
  • Population: 6,103
74
  • Simsbury Center, CT
  • (City)
  • Population: 5,968
71
  • North Haven, CT
  • (City)
  • Population: 23,888
78
  • Glastonbury Center, CT
  • (City)
  • Population: 7,523
75
  • Milford city, CT
  • (City)
  • Population: 52,005
  • My favorite thing to do in Milford, CT is taking my family to the beach. The best areas in Milford are Long Island Sound and Walnut beaches because they offer the perfect scenery for sightseers like
70
  • Branford Center, CT
  • (City)
  • Population: 6,360
73
  • Kensington, CT
  • (City)
  • Population: 8,528
72
  • Bethel, CT
  • (City)
  • Population: 9,541
65
  • Danbury, CT
  • (City)
  • Population: 83,890
  • Danbury is one of those cities that one is lucky to find a few times in one's life time. It is like Astoria in then 1990's, but with a cool vibe that also includes families, hip retirees, artists,
65
  • Wethersfield, CT
  • (City)
  • Population: 26,396
71
  • Stratford, CT
  • (City)
  • Population: 52,300
  • I have lived in Stratford my entire life and I truly cannot imagine living anywhere else. This quaint, little town is nestled along the coastline of Long Island Sound. The district has a total area of
74
  • Newington, CT
  • (City)
  • Population: 30,590
75
  • Portland, CT
  • (City)
  • Population: 5,607
73
  • Wallingford Center, CT
  • (City)
  • Population: 17,634
74
  • Middletown, CT
  • (City)
  • Population: 46,933
  • Middletown Connecticut is one of those super cute towns that everyone should have the chance to live in at least once in their life. I was afforded the ability to live there for two glorious years. The
63
  • Pawcatuck, CT
  • (City)
  • Population: 5,141
72
  • New Milford, CT
  • (City)
  • Population: 7,080
61
  • East Haven, CT
  • (City)
  • Population: 29,015
65
  • Sherwood Manor, CT
  • (City)
  • Population: 5,228
70
  • Oakville, CT
  • (City)
  • Population: 9,133
73
  • Bristol, CT
  • (City)
  • Population: 60,437
  • Many people might not think to visit a city like Bristol, CT. It's a city that is quiet and doesn't have a reputation as a vacation getaway. It is however an excellent place to visit or live. I had a
59
  • Southwood Acres, CT
  • (City)
  • Population: 7,785
65
  • Windsor Locks, CT
  • (City)
  • Population: 12,537
66
  • Conning Towers Nautilus Park, CT
  • (City)
  • Population: 9,606
63
  • Groton, CT
  • (City)
  • Population: 9,240
66
  • Derby, CT
  • (City)
  • Population: 12,755
66
  • Terryville, CT
  • (City)
  • Population: 5,431
69
  • Storrs, CT
  • (City)
  • Population: 16,059
70
  • Naugatuck, CT
  • (City)
  • Population: 31,625
  • Naugatuck is a safe borough to raise a family in. The area is very boring and most people commute to Danbury, New Haven, Milford, Hartford, and Waterbury for attractions, nightlife, restaurants, and
62
  • Ansonia, CT
  • (City)
  • Population: 18,950
67
  • West Haven, CT
  • (City)
  • Population: 54,972
  • West Haven was a great place to live and I enjoyed the years I spent there. Quaint and on the small side, West Haven offers a slower pace than some of the larger surrounding areas. The shoreline is
65
  • Meriden, CT
  • (City)
  • Population: 60,203
  • The company I work for opened a new store in the Chamberlin plaza here and I was nominated to go for the opening to oversee. I was excited about going to Connecticut because I have never been. I stayed
71
  • Torrington, CT
  • (City)
  • Population: 35,227
69
  • Thompsonville, CT
  • (City)
  • Population: 8,873
60
  • Norwich, CT
  • (City)
  • Population: 40,057
66
  • Manchester, CT
  • (City)
  • Population: 30,364
62
  • Stafford Springs, CT
  • (City)
  • Population: 5,044

Housing is one of the most important factors when deciding where to live in Connecticut. Housing prices continue to rise, but there are still some deals to be had. When searching for a new home, you want to ensure that home prices in that area are appreciating, but you also need to ensure that the home prices will fit within you budget. AreaVibes used science and data to create a list of the best cities in Connecticut to buy a new home with a population over 5,000 people.

The cities listed above have been chosen as the best places to buy a new home in Connecticut as they have seen high appreciation rates combined with a solid income to home price affordability ratio. High appreciation rates are a good indicator that the home will continue to increase in value, while the affordability ratio ensure that homes in that area are affordable based on the median household income to home price ratio.

To further narrow your search results for the best places to purchase a new home in Connecticut, you can use the filters. Start by selecting cities and/or neighborhoods, city size based on population, categories (amenities, crime, cost of living, education, employment and weather) as well as home/rent prices to ensure that the cities fall within your budget.