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Best Places To Live In Hartford, CT

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  • Hartford, CT
  • Your matching location
  • Population: 124,320
  • Hartford is a really crummy place to live sure at one point this was one of the best places to live but currently it's still crummy crime, income levels, and unemployment and bad schools are all in the…[read more]
Nearby Areas With A High Livability Score86
  • Simsbury Center, CT
  • City: 9.7mi / 15.6km away
  • Population: 5,968
85
  • Plantsville, CT
  • City: 16.6mi / 26.8km away
  • Population: 1,702
85
  • Cheshire Village, CT
  • City: 21.4mi / 34.4km away
  • Population: 6,103
84
  • West Hartford, CT
  • City: 3.8mi / 6.1km away
  • 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]
84
  • Newington, CT
  • City: 6.0mi / 9.7km away
  • 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]
83
  • Portland, CT
  • City: 13.4mi / 21.6km away
  • Population: 5,607
82
  • Canton Valley, CT
  • City: 12.0mi / 19.3km away
  • Population: 1,500
82
  • Collinsville, CT
  • City: 13.1mi / 21.1km away
  • Population: 3,693
82
  • Glastonbury Center, CT
  • City: 6.0mi / 9.7km away
  • Population: 7,523
82
  • Weatogue, CT
  • City: 9.5mi / 15.2km away
  • Population: 3,179
81
  • Kensington, CT
  • City: 10.7mi / 17.3km away
  • Population: 8,528
80
  • East Hampton, CT
  • City: 16.5mi / 26.5km away
  • Population: 2,693
80
  • Longmeadow, MA
  • City: 20.3mi / 32.6km away
  • Population: 15,837
  • Well, this town is an upscale, beautiful, with charming streets, and a wonderful sense of safety! However, I must say that what you see on the outside is not always is. Some people here seem to think…[read more]
79
  • Middletown, CT
  • City: 15.1mi / 24.2km away
  • 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]
79
  • Salmon Brook, CT
  • City: 14.4mi / 23.1km away
  • Population: 2,568
78
  • Coventry Lake, CT
  • City: 18.4mi / 29.7km away
  • Population: 3,166
78
  • West Simsbury, CT
  • City: 11.3mi / 18.2km away
  • Population: 2,354
77
  • Terramuggus, CT
  • City: 14.2mi / 22.8km away
  • Population: 934
77
  • Tariffville, CT
  • City: 10.8mi / 17.3km away
  • Population: 1,315
77
  • Sherwood Manor, CT
  • City: 18.2mi / 29.3km away
  • Population: 5,228
77
  • Crystal Lake, CT
  • City: 19.6mi / 31.5km away
  • Population: 2,068
77
  • Wethersfield, CT
  • City: 4.4mi / 7.1km away
  • 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]
76
  • Lake Pocotopaug, CT
  • City: 14.6mi / 23.5km away
  • Population: 3,415
75
  • Thompsonville, CT
  • City: 16.2mi / 26.1km away
  • Population: 8,873
75
  • Windsor Locks, CT
  • City: 11.3mi / 18.2km away
  • 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]
75
  • Colchester, CT
  • City: 22.2mi / 35.7km away
  • Population: 4,475
73
  • Naugatuck, CT
  • City: 27.1mi / 43.6km away
  • 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]
73
  • Blue Hills, CT
  • City: 3.4mi / 5.4km away
  • Population: 3,181
73
  • Somers, CT
  • City: 19.8mi / 31.9km away
  • Population: 1,809
72
  • Higganum, CT
  • City: 20.8mi / 33.5km away
  • Population: 1,745
72
  • Bristol, CT
  • City: 14.6mi / 23.5km away
  • 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
  • Hazardville, CT
  • City: 17.4mi / 28.0km away
  • Population: 4,986
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  • Suffield Depot, CT
  • City: 15.3mi / 24.6km away
  • Population: 1,534
70
  • Manchester, CT
  • City: 8.5mi / 13.6km away
  • 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]
69
  • Moodus, CT
  • City: 21.7mi / 34.9km away
  • Population: 1,202
68
  • North Meadows, Hartford, CT
  • Neighborhood: 1.9mi / 3.0km away
  • Population: 844
68
  • Broad Brook, CT
  • City: 12.4mi / 19.9km away
  • Population: 4,377
68
  • Terryville, CT
  • City: 17.9mi / 28.8km away
  • Population: 5,431
68
  • Southwood Acres, CT
  • City: 14.6mi / 23.5km away
  • Population: 7,785
67
  • Rockville, CT
  • City: 13.7mi / 22.0km away
  • Population: 7,178
67
  • Stafford Springs, CT
  • City: 23.8mi / 38.3km away
  • Population: 5,044
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  • West End, Hartford, CT
  • Neighborhood: 1.5mi / 2.5km away
  • Population: 8,256
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  • North Granby, CT
  • City: 19.2mi / 30.8km away
  • Population: 1,471
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  • Downtown, Hartford, CT
  • Neighborhood: 0.3mi / 0.5km away
  • Population: 2,222
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  • Meriden, CT
  • City: 16.9mi / 27.1km away
  • 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]
63
  • East Hartford, CT
  • City: 3.8mi / 6.2km away
  • 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]
63
  • Winsted, CT
  • City: 22.7mi / 36.6km away
  • Population: 7,535
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  • Barry Square, Hartford, CT
  • Neighborhood: 1.5mi / 2.4km away
  • Population: 15,301
59
  • Sheldon Charter Oak, Hartford, CT
  • Neighborhood: 1.1mi / 1.7km away
  • Population: 3,113
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  • South Meadows, Hartford, CT
  • Neighborhood: 2.1mi / 3.4km away
  • Population: 1,379

Listed above are the best places to live in Hartford, CT for 2021. The list of best places is compiled using the AreaVibes Livability Score which is calculated from a score out of 100 and based on various categories. These categories include: amenities, cost of living, crime rates, education, employment, housing and weather. Displayed first is the matching location - Hartford, CT, followed by the best places to live near Hartford, CT, sorted by Livability Score.

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