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Best Places To Live In Meriden, CT

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  • Meriden, CT
  • Your matching location
  • 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]
Nearby Areas With A High Livability Score85
  • Plantsville, CT
  • City: 5.9mi / 9.4km away
  • Population: 1,702
85
  • Cheshire Village, CT
  • City: 5.9mi / 9.5km away
  • Population: 6,103
84
  • West Hartford, CT
  • City: 16.0mi / 25.8km 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
  • Guilford Center, CT
  • City: 18.7mi / 30.1km away
  • Population: 2,517
84
  • Newington, CT
  • City: 10.9mi / 17.5km 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]
83
  • Portland, CT
  • City: 9.5mi / 15.2km away
  • Population: 5,607
82
  • Collinsville, CT
  • City: 20.8mi / 33.5km away
  • Population: 3,693
82
  • Glastonbury Center, CT
  • City: 15.3mi / 24.5km away
  • Population: 7,523
81
  • Kensington, CT
  • City: 6.3mi / 10.2km away
  • Population: 8,528
80
  • East Hampton, CT
  • City: 15.7mi / 25.2km away
  • Population: 2,693
80
  • Madison Center, CT
  • City: 20.3mi / 32.7km away
  • Population: 2,404
79
  • Chester Center, CT
  • City: 20.0mi / 32.2km away
  • Population: 1,986
79
  • Middletown, CT
  • City: 7.2mi / 11.5km 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
  • Orange, CT
  • City: 21.1mi / 33.9km away
  • 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]
78
  • Northwest Harwinton, CT
  • City: 22.1mi / 35.6km away
  • Population: 3,103
77
  • Terramuggus, CT
  • City: 18.0mi / 28.9km away
  • Population: 934
77
  • Wallingford Center, CT
  • City: 6.1mi / 9.9km away
  • 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]
77
  • Deep River Center, CT
  • City: 20.0mi / 32.1km away
  • Population: 2,321
77
  • Wethersfield, CT
  • City: 13.2mi / 21.2km 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: 15.1mi / 24.3km away
  • Population: 3,415
75
  • Shelton, CT
  • City: 21.7mi / 34.9km away
  • 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]
75
  • Oakville, CT
  • City: 15.5mi / 25.0km away
  • Population: 9,133
75
  • Branford Center, CT
  • City: 17.9mi / 28.9km away
  • Population: 6,360
75
  • North Haven, CT
  • City: 11.2mi / 18.0km away
  • 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]
74
  • Torrington, CT
  • City: 24.8mi / 39.9km away
  • 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]
74
  • Watertown, CT
  • City: 17.4mi / 28.0km away
  • Population: 3,351
73
  • Naugatuck, CT
  • City: 13.7mi / 22.1km 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
  • Clinton, CT
  • City: 22.6mi / 36.4km away
  • Population: 3,605
73
  • Blue Hills, CT
  • City: 19.8mi / 31.8km away
  • Population: 3,181
73
  • Thomaston, CT
  • City: 17.8mi / 28.6km away
  • Population: 1,803
72
  • Higganum, CT
  • City: 13.3mi / 21.4km away
  • Population: 1,745
72
  • Bristol, CT
  • City: 12.5mi / 20.2km 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
  • Derby, CT
  • City: 20.8mi / 33.5km away
  • 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]
70
  • Manchester, CT
  • City: 22.1mi / 35.6km 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]
70
  • Westbrook Center, CT
  • City: 25.4mi / 40.8km away
  • Population: 2,036
70
  • East Haven, CT
  • City: 17.1mi / 27.6km away
  • 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]
69
  • Moodus, CT
  • City: 17.9mi / 28.8km away
  • Population: 1,202
68
  • North Meadows, Hartford, CT
  • Neighborhood: 18.7mi / 30.1km away
  • Population: 844
68
  • Terryville, CT
  • City: 14.7mi / 23.7km away
  • Population: 5,431
68
  • Durham, CT
  • City: 7.2mi / 11.6km away
  • Population: 2,687
67
  • West Haven, CT
  • City: 20.4mi / 32.8km away
  • 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]
66
  • West End, Hartford, CT
  • Neighborhood: 17.1mi / 27.6km away
  • Population: 8,256
65
  • West Rock, New Haven, CT
  • Neighborhood: 16.2mi / 26.0km away
  • Population: 4,703
64
  • Downtown, Hartford, CT
  • Neighborhood: 17.1mi / 27.5km away
  • Population: 2,222
63
  • East Hartford, CT
  • City: 18.2mi / 29.3km 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
  • Annex, New Haven, CT
  • Neighborhood: 17.8mi / 28.6km away
  • Population: 6,291
63
  • East Rock, New Haven, CT
  • Neighborhood: 16.0mi / 25.7km away
  • Population: 9,783
62
  • Westville, New Haven, CT
  • Neighborhood: 17.7mi / 28.4km away
  • Population: 8,106
61
  • Downtown, New Haven, CT
  • Neighborhood: 17.1mi / 27.6km away
  • Population: 6,416
61
  • Ansonia, CT
  • City: 19.5mi / 31.4km away
  • 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]

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

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