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Best Places To Live In Manchester, CT

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  • Manchester, CT
  • Your matching location
  • 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]
Nearby Areas With A High Livability Score87
  • Simsbury Center, CT
  • City: 16.7mi / 26.9km away
  • Population: 5,968
85
  • Plantsville, CT
  • City: 23.6mi / 38.0km away
  • Population: 1,702
85
  • Cheshire Village, CT
  • City: 27.5mi / 44.3km away
  • Population: 6,103
84
  • Newington, CT
  • City: 12.8mi / 20.5km 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]
84
  • West Hartford, CT
  • City: 12.2mi / 19.7km 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]
83
  • Portland, CT
  • City: 15.0mi / 24.2km away
  • Population: 5,607
82
  • Canton Valley, CT
  • City: 19.8mi / 31.9km away
  • Population: 1,500
82
  • Glastonbury Center, CT
  • City: 6.9mi / 11.1km away
  • Population: 7,523
82
  • Weatogue, CT
  • City: 16.7mi / 26.8km away
  • Population: 3,179
81
  • Kensington, CT
  • City: 17.0mi / 27.4km away
  • Population: 8,528
80
  • East Hampton, CT
  • City: 14.5mi / 23.3km away
  • Population: 2,693
79
  • Middletown, CT
  • City: 17.6mi / 28.3km 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: 18.6mi / 30.0km away
  • Population: 2,568
79
  • Longmeadow, MA
  • City: 18.6mi / 29.9km 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]
78
  • West Simsbury, CT
  • City: 18.0mi / 29.0km away
  • Population: 2,354
77
  • Coventry Lake, CT
  • City: 10.0mi / 16.1km away
  • Population: 3,166
77
  • Terramuggus, CT
  • City: 10.5mi / 16.9km away
  • Population: 934
77
  • Tariffville, CT
  • City: 15.5mi / 25.0km away
  • Population: 1,315
77
  • Sherwood Manor, CT
  • City: 16.3mi / 26.2km away
  • Population: 5,228
77
  • Crystal Lake, CT
  • City: 12.8mi / 20.6km away
  • Population: 2,068
77
  • Wethersfield, CT
  • City: 9.5mi / 15.3km 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: 12.8mi / 20.7km away
  • Population: 3,415
75
  • Thompsonville, CT
  • City: 15.1mi / 24.3km away
  • Population: 8,873
75
  • Windsor Locks, CT
  • City: 12.2mi / 19.7km 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: 17.0mi / 27.4km away
  • Population: 4,475
74
  • Mansfield Center, CT
  • City: 17.1mi / 27.5km away
  • Population: 969
73
  • Holland, MA
  • City: 26.5mi / 42.6km away
  • Population: 1,380
73
  • Blue Hills, CT
  • City: 9.4mi / 15.1km away
  • Population: 3,181
73
  • Somers, CT
  • City: 15.0mi / 24.1km away
  • Population: 1,809
72
  • Agawam Town, MA
  • City: 20.5mi / 33.0km away
  • Population: 28,701
  • First, what I love about Agawam is it small town feel, through at time it can get business. In the winter months, the town is really good about quickly plowing the roads and keeping them cleared.…[read more]
71
  • Hazardville, CT
  • City: 14.4mi / 23.2km away
  • Population: 4,986
70
  • Storrs, CT
  • City: 13.6mi / 21.8km away
  • 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]
70
  • Suffield Depot, CT
  • City: 15.4mi / 24.8km away
  • Population: 1,534
69
  • Moodus, CT
  • City: 19.5mi / 31.4km away
  • Population: 1,202
68
  • North Meadows, Hartford, CT
  • Neighborhood: 7.4mi / 11.9km away
  • Population: 844
68
  • Broad Brook, CT
  • City: 9.0mi / 14.5km away
  • Population: 4,377
68
  • South Coventry, CT
  • City: 11.5mi / 18.6km away
  • Population: 1,142
68
  • Southwood Acres, CT
  • City: 12.7mi / 20.4km away
  • Population: 7,785
67
  • Stafford Springs, CT
  • City: 16.9mi / 27.1km away
  • Population: 5,044
66
  • West End, Hartford, CT
  • Neighborhood: 9.8mi / 15.7km away
  • Population: 8,256
66
  • Willimantic, CT
  • City: 16.2mi / 26.0km away
  • 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]
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  • North Granby, CT
  • City: 23.3mi / 37.4km away
  • Population: 1,471
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  • Downtown, Hartford, CT
  • Neighborhood: 8.2mi / 13.1km away
  • Population: 2,222
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  • Meriden, CT
  • City: 22.1mi / 35.6km 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]
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  • East Hartford, CT
  • City: 4.8mi / 7.8km 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
  • Rockville, CT
  • City: 6.8mi / 10.9km away
  • Population: 7,178
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  • South Windham, CT
  • City: 18.5mi / 29.8km away
  • Population: 1,330
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  • Sheldon Charter Oak, Hartford, CT
  • Neighborhood: 7.8mi / 12.6km away
  • Population: 3,113
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  • South Meadows, Hartford, CT
  • Neighborhood: 7.7mi / 12.4km away
  • Population: 1,379
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  • Parkville, Hartford, CT
  • Neighborhood: 9.9mi / 16.0km away
  • Population: 5,314

Listed above are the best places to live in Manchester, 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 - Manchester, CT, followed by the best places to live near Manchester, CT, sorted by Livability Score.

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