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Places With The Best Housing In Connecticut 2020

Nearby Areas With A High Livability Score74
  • Thompsonville, CT
  • (City)
  • Population: 8,873
71
  • Conning Towers Nautilus Park, CT
  • (City)
  • Population: 9,606
70
  • Naugatuck, CT
  • (City)
  • Population: 31,625
  • Naugatuck is a horrible town to live in is worse than New York City 5 boroughs all together. We moved from Bedford hills NY because life has treated me bad in NY no luck in catching a good job with a…[read more]
73
  • 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]
87
  • Simsbury Center, CT
  • (City)
  • Population: 5,968
67
  • Southwood Acres, CT
  • (City)
  • Population: 7,785
80
  • 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]
83
  • 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]
81
  • Kensington, CT
  • (City)
  • Population: 8,528
81
  • Glastonbury Center, CT
  • (City)
  • Population: 7,523
74
  • Oakville, CT
  • (City)
  • Population: 9,133
76
  • Sherwood Manor, CT
  • (City)
  • Population: 5,228
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]
83
  • 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]
67
  • Terryville, CT
  • (City)
  • Population: 5,431
84
  • Cheshire Village, CT
  • (City)
  • Population: 6,103
74
  • Branford Center, CT
  • (City)
  • Population: 6,360
72
  • 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…[read more]
76
  • 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]
69
  • 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]
78
  • 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]
84
  • Cos Cob, CT
  • (City)
  • Population: 6,535
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]
82
  • Portland, CT
  • (City)
  • Population: 5,607
57
  • Bridgeport, CT
  • (City)
  • Population: 147,022
  • Bridgeport, CT is the largest city in Connecticut yet it is still quite small. I first visited the city on a school field trip years ago and late returned in 2009 with my wife. I was pleasantly surprised…[read more]
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]
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]
73
  • Pawcatuck, CT
  • (City)
  • Population: 5,141
75
  • Trumbull, CT
  • (City)
  • Population: 36,477
  • Trumbull is a very small town that is extremely expensive to live in. The school systems are amazing and it is very friendly. It is in a nice location if you need to commute. But, there is absolutely…[read more]
67
  • Stafford Springs, CT
  • (City)
  • Population: 5,044
70
  • Groton, CT
  • (City)
  • Population: 9,240
62
  • Winsted, CT
  • (City)
  • Population: 7,535
61
  • 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]
62
  • Rockville, CT
  • (City)
  • Population: 7,178
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…[read more]
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…[read more]
87
  • Old Greenwich, CT
  • (City)
  • Population: 7,000
86
  • Riverside, CT
  • (City)
  • Population: 8,289
69
  • 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…[read more]
62
  • 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…[read more]
71
  • 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]
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]
65
  • 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.…[read more]
59
  • Putnam, CT
  • (City)
  • Population: 7,129
68
  • New Milford, CT
  • (City)
  • Population: 7,080
76
  • 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]
55
  • New Britain, CT
  • (City)
  • Population: 72,876
  • I've lived in NB for 8 years but after 8 years of suffering the lack of police presence,the worst snow removal process, garbage management "debris all over the streets and sidewalks and finally "sky…[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
  • Bethel, CT
  • (City)
  • Population: 9,541
64
  • 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]

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.