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Safest Cities In Connecticut 2021

Nearby Areas With A High Livability Score78
  • Ridgefield, CT
  • (City)
  • Population: 7,552
  • Have lived in Ridgefield for 25 years and love it I commute to Stamford and do not need to use the highways. it is a easy commute to many…[read more]
83
  • Portland, CT
  • (City)
  • Population: 5,607
84
  • Westport, CT
  • (City)
  • Population: 27,511
  • I have enjoyed the last three years living in Westport, Connecticut a city that has excellent schools and safe environment for raising kids and establishing community within this small multicultural…[read more]
73
  • Bethel, CT
  • (City)
  • Population: 9,541
87
  • Old Greenwich, CT
  • (City)
  • Population: 7,000
84
  • Cos Cob, CT
  • (City)
  • Population: 6,535
86
  • Riverside, CT
  • (City)
  • Population: 8,289
83
  • Greenwich, CT
  • (City)
  • Population: 13,429
  • I live in Greenwich, Connecticut and hope that this place can be my forever home. This has been where my family and I have been for the past 13 years and it is a great place to live. Living in Greenwich,…[read more]
75
  • New Milford, CT
  • (City)
  • Population: 7,080
75
  • Shelton, CT
  • (City)
  • Population: 40,979
  • All in all, Shelton, CT, isn't that bad of a place to live. It is a town with a population of around 40,000, and like any town of that size it will have its ups and downs. I lived here for several years…[read more]
78
  • Darien, CT
  • (City)
  • Population: 21,519
  • I lived in Darien, CT during my first marriage, and I have to say that it is a lovely place to live, for those who are wealthy enough to afford living there. Darien is definitely an affluent area. When…[read more]
75
  • Windsor Locks, CT
  • (City)
  • Population: 12,537
  • When I was a kid, my family lived in Windsor Locks, CT for about 14 years, and I've always been a big fan of the town. Although I now live two towns away, I still travel through Windsor Locks regularly. …[read more]
66
  • Willimantic, CT
  • (City)
  • Population: 17,339
  • As a former Military family, we have lived all across this great United States and abroad. I know my commanding officer still cannot believe that I ended up in a small town like Willimantic, but I always…[read more]
86
  • Simsbury Center, CT
  • (City)
  • Population: 5,968
74
  • Torrington, CT
  • (City)
  • Population: 35,227
  • Living in the city of Torrington is a nice place to live for it has low crime rates, a lot of local amenities, and sunny weather. Torrington has a lot of close ranged amenities such as: grocery stores,…[read more]
79
  • 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…[read more]
85
  • Cheshire Village, CT
  • (City)
  • Population: 6,103
75
  • North Haven, CT
  • (City)
  • Population: 23,888
  • North Haven, Connecticut is a gorgeous city with beautiful buildings and a lovely scenery. I have been to North Haven numerous times and love going back each and every time. The weather is constantly…[read more]
82
  • Glastonbury Center, CT
  • (City)
  • Population: 7,523
77
  • Wethersfield, CT
  • (City)
  • Population: 26,396
  • If you're looking for a quiet and quaint neighborhood to raise your kids and settle down, living in Wethersfield Connecticut should be high on your list. Crime is very low and there are plenty of shops…[read more]
72
  • 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…[read more]
71
  • Danbury, CT
  • (City)
  • Population: 83,890
  • Danbury is one of Connecticut's hidden gems. Once a town and now a bustling city with plenty to do and to see. Not to mention, you can head back and forth from Grand Central from Danbury, taking…[read more]
73
  • 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…[read more]
75
  • Branford Center, CT
  • (City)
  • Population: 6,360
61
  • Putnam, CT
  • (City)
  • Population: 7,129
81
  • Kensington, CT
  • (City)
  • Population: 8,528
71
  • Groton, CT
  • (City)
  • Population: 9,240
76
  • 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…[read more]
63
  • Stratford, CT
  • (City)
  • Population: 52,300
  • This town is terrible. People who reside in this town are very rude and crazy. One of the bad thing about this town is, it has a very bad weather. It is hot in summer until late fall. In the winter…[read more]
63
  • East Hartford, CT
  • (City)
  • Population: 50,834
  • As a lifelong resident of East Hartford, CT, I'm used to a slower pace of life than you would find in a bustling metropolis such as New York or Los Angeles. That isn't to say East Hartford isn't a one…[read more]
73
  • Pawcatuck, CT
  • (City)
  • Population: 5,141
77
  • Sherwood Manor, CT
  • (City)
  • Population: 5,228
68
  • Terryville, CT
  • (City)
  • Population: 5,431
68
  • Stamford, CT
  • (City)
  • Population: 127,410
  • Parking is the worst. They think they are NY City. Will give you a ticket even if you park at a spot for one minute. Don’t visit this town...Definetively not a city. There is nothing to see…[read more]
61
  • Ansonia, CT
  • (City)
  • Population: 18,950
  • I live in a Connecticut town surrounded by state parks and forests, near the Naugatuck River. There are so many things I love about living in Ansonia, I don't know where to start. The scenery here is…[read more]
69
  • 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…[read more]
84
  • Newington, CT
  • (City)
  • Population: 30,590
  • In the year 2000, I moved back to Newington, CT after living in another nearby town for more than a decade. Located in the central section of the state, Newington maintains a real small town charm, while…[read more]
84
  • 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…[read more]
68
  • Southwood Acres, CT
  • (City)
  • Population: 7,785
70
  • East Haven, CT
  • (City)
  • Population: 29,015
  • I absolutely love living in East Haven! I live in a condo in the section of Momauguin in East Haven, which is remotely close to the shore. The other sections of East Haven include the Foxon area, which…[read more]
75
  • Oakville, CT
  • (City)
  • Population: 9,133
72
  • Conning Towers Nautilus Park, CT
  • (City)
  • Population: 9,606
67
  • Rockville, CT
  • (City)
  • Population: 7,178
67
  • Stafford Springs, CT
  • (City)
  • Population: 5,044
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…[read more]
77
  • Wallingford Center, CT
  • (City)
  • Population: 17,634
  • Taking time off from work to enjoy where you live is a must, and this fact is definitely true living in Wallingford Center. No matter your background, demographic, or lifestyle choice, you will find a…[read more]
75
  • Trumbull, CT
  • (City)
  • Population: 36,477
  • property taxes are VERY high in Trumbull. It boils down to the local government of the town and their mismanagement of money. Schools are very good. (they better be for the amount of taxes you pay in…[read more]
75
  • Thompsonville, CT
  • (City)
  • Population: 8,873
71
  • Derby, CT
  • (City)
  • Population: 12,755
  • Living in Derby is an interesting experience. We are known as the smallest city in the state, and the name is fitting. We have all the amenities that you'd see in a city, but all the community tightness…[read more]
79
  • Orange, CT
  • (City)
  • Population: 13,941
  • You can come to Orange, Connecticut and visit Splat Art Studios for some art classes, and kids' activities, you can head out to the Adventure Park at the Discovery Museum for a great afternoon of fun and…[read more]

Low crime rates are an important factor when determining the livability of any given city in Connecticut. Finding the safest places to live in Connecticut can be challenging, especially in larger cities which tend to have more crime. Luckily, AreaVibes has done all the heavy lifting for you. Using science and data, AreaVibes has created a list of the safest places to live in Connecticut with a population over 5,000.

The Connecticut cities listed above have impeccably low crime rates when compared to other cities in the state. How did we choose the safest places to live in Connecticut? To create the list, we looked at both property crimes (burglary, theft, vehicle theft) and violent crimes (murder, rape, robbery, assault), then calculated the number of crimes per 100,000 people so that all cities are compared equally. Higher weights were given to violent crimes.

To narrow your search results even further, you can fully customize your list of the safest places to live in Connecticut. Simply adjust the filters to select cities or neighborhoods, population size and home/rent prices. You can also select any other categories (amenities, cost of living, education, employment, housing and weather) that are most important to you.