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Places With The Best Housing In Connecticut 2018

Nearby Areas With A High Livability Score81
  • 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,
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  • Cos Cob, CT
  • (City)
  • Population: 6,535
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  • 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
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  • 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
82
  • Riverside, CT
  • (City)
  • Population: 8,289
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  • Old Greenwich, CT
  • (City)
  • Population: 7,000
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  • Ridgefield, CT
  • (City)
  • Population: 7,552
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  • 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
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  • Trumbull, CT
  • (City)
  • Population: 36,477
  • I lived and worked in Trumbull, Connecticut for most of my life. Living in Trumbull, you'll find some of the best shopping in the area. It hosts one of the largest and most popular malls in the state,
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  • 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
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  • 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
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  • 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
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  • 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
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  • Cheshire Village, CT
  • (City)
  • Population: 6,103
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  • Simsbury Center, CT
  • (City)
  • Population: 5,968
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  • 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
80
  • Glastonbury Center, CT
  • (City)
  • Population: 7,523
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  • 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
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  • Branford Center, CT
  • (City)
  • Population: 6,360
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  • Kensington, CT
  • (City)
  • Population: 8,528
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  • Bethel, CT
  • (City)
  • Population: 9,541
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  • 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,
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  • 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
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  • 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
79
  • 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
83
  • Portland, CT
  • (City)
  • Population: 5,607
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  • 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
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  • 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
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  • Pawcatuck, CT
  • (City)
  • Population: 5,141
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  • New Milford, CT
  • (City)
  • Population: 7,080
71
  • 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
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  • Sherwood Manor, CT
  • (City)
  • Population: 5,228
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  • Oakville, CT
  • (City)
  • Population: 9,133
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  • 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
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  • Southwood Acres, CT
  • (City)
  • Population: 7,785
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  • 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.
70
  • Conning Towers Nautilus Park, CT
  • (City)
  • Population: 9,606
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  • Groton, CT
  • (City)
  • Population: 9,240
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  • 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
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  • Terryville, CT
  • (City)
  • Population: 5,431
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  • Storrs, CT
  • (City)
  • Population: 16,059
  • I experienced a terrific stay while living in Storrs Connecticut. The city is located in the district of Tolland County. Storrs is close to Portland and West Hartford Connecticut. The quaint college town
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  • 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
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  • 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
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  • 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
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  • 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
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  • 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,
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  • Thompsonville, CT
  • (City)
  • Population: 8,873
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  • Norwich, CT
  • (City)
  • Population: 40,057
  • Even though Norwich, Connecticut is small, it's packed with history and fun things to do, which is why I love it! Norwich has quite a few fun museums, historical sites, and pleasant walks you can take.
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  • Manchester, CT
  • (City)
  • Population: 30,364
  • I actually like Manchester. It's definitely a working-class community; however, the city is undergoing some renovations which is really bringing some curb appeal to the downtown area. One of the best
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  • 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.