Livability Score

73
/100
i The AreaVibes Livability Score evaluates 9 different categories and creates an overall score out of 100. The higher the score, the better the area.

amenities C

There are some amenities close to this location.
Coffee (0) F
Starbucks
Coffee Shop
Starbucks
Coffee Shop
Cafe Busy Bean
Coffee Shop
Starbucks
Coffee Shop
Starbucks
Coffee Shop
Swiches Coffee & Donuts
Coffee Shop
Entertainment (12) A+
New Britain Opera House
Theatre Arts
New Britain Youth Museum
Museum
New Britain Industrial Museum
Museum
Hole In The Wall
Theatre Arts
Trinity-on-Main
Theatre Arts
New Britain Museum of American Art
Art Gallery
James J. Maloney Hall
Theatre Arts
Samuel S.T. Chen Art Center
Art Gallery
Black Box Theatre
Theatre Arts
Repertory Theatre
Theatre Arts
Beehive Stadium
Stadium
New Britain Stadium
Stadium
Veterans Memorial Stadium
Stadium
New Britain Youth Museum at Hungerford Park
Museum
Hospital Rock
Attraction
Will Warren's Den
Attraction
Kellog Eddy House & Museum
Museum
AMC Loews Plainville 20
Cinema
Berlin Historical Society
Museum
Lessard Lanes
Bowling Alley
Hill Stead Museum
Museum
Hill-Stead Museum Library
Museum
Stanley-Whitman House Museum
Museum
Day-Lewis Museum
Museum
Picture Show
Cinema
Food and Drink (8) F
Taco Bell
Fast Food
Dunkin'
Fast Food
Great Star Chinese Restaurant
Fast Food
McDonald's
Fast Food
Dunkin'
Fast Food
Unknown Name
Alcohol
Avery's Beverages
Beverages
Hot Harry's Fresh Burritos
Fast Food
Mooyah
Fast Food
A&P Wine Spirits
Alcohol
Burger King
Fast Food
Dunkin'
Fast Food
The Bar & Grill
Bar
McDonald's
Fast Food
Dunkin'
Fast Food
Moose Lodge
Bar
Top Shelf Liquors
Alcohol
Empire Pizza
Fast Food
Subway
Fast Food
Dunkin' Donuts
Fast Food
Nardelli's Grinder Shoppe
Fast Food
McDonald's
Fast Food
M&M Discount Wines and Liquors
Alcohol
Burger King
Fast Food
Freddy's
Fast Food
Fitness (2) F
Hellenic Cultural Center
Community Centre
Huang Chang-Jen Recreation Center
Gym
Crossfit Unlimited Potential
Gym
Timbergyms
Gym
LA Fitness
Gym
Total Fitness Equipment
Gym
Anytime Fitness
Gym
Tapout Fitness Berlin
Gym
Powerhouse Gym
Gym
Crisp Athletic Center
Gym
Mellon Gym
Gym
Groceries (6) B
Polmart Delikatesy
Grocery Store
Roly Poly Bakery
Bakery
Americas Food Basket
Grocery Store
Price Rite
Grocery Store
Stop & Shop
Grocery Store
Aldi
Grocery Store
Stop & Shop
Grocery Store
Big Y
Grocery Store
Stew Leonard's
Grocery Store
Price Chopper
Grocery Store
Stop & Shop
Grocery Store
Trader Joe's
Grocery Store
The Kakery
Bakery
Walmart Supercenter
Grocery Store
India Foods
Grocery Store
Honey Baked Ham
Butcher
Asia Grocers
Grocery Store
ALDI
Grocery Store
Gnazzo Food Center
Grocery Store
King Donut
Bakery
Parks (25) A+
Borinqueneers Monument Park
Park
Unknown Name
Playground
Washington Park
Park
Unknown Name
Park
Kosciusko Park
Park
Unknown Name
Playground
Pulaski Park
Park
Willow Street Park
Park
Leo A. Milewski Park
Park
Walnut Hill Park
Park
Franklin Square Park
Park
Unknown Name
Playground
Osgood Heights Park
Park
Unknown Name
Playground
Stanley Quarter Park
Park
Corbin Heights Park
Park
Unknown Name
Playground
Skinner Park
Park
George Chesley Park
Park
Seymour Park
Park
A.W. Stanley Park
Park
Martha Hart Park
Park
Unknown Name
Playground
Willow Brook Park
Park
Batterson Park Pond Access Area
Park
Shops (11) F
Sam's Food Store
Convenience Store
Rent-A-Center
Furniture
T-Mobile
Electronics
Family Dollar
Discount Store
Citgo
Convenience Store
Dollar Tree
Discount Store
Darussalam Publishers
Books
7-Eleven
Convenience Store
Dollar General
Discount Store
Dollar General
Discount Store
Cumberland Farms
Convenience Store
Citgo
Convenience Store
Berlin Food Mart
Convenience Store
Studio 10 Hair & Nail Salon
Hairdresser
Barbie Nails
Beauty
Barber Parlour
Hairdresser
Target
Department Store
Marshalls
Department Store
Old Navy
Clothing
PetSmart
Pets
DSW
Shoes
Mobil Mart
Convenience Store
Ulta Beauty
Beauty
Quick Stop
Convenience Store
Famous Footwear
Shoes
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commute B

Of all people who commute, 3.4% take public transportation in New Britain.
Public Transit Stops (5)
Stops & Stations
D-
Downtown New Britain Station
Bus Station
East Main Street (Southbound)
Bus Station
East Main Street (Northbound)
Bus Station
East Street Station
Bus Station
Cedar Street Station
Bus Station
Unknown Name
Bus Station
Unknown Name
Bus Stop
Berlin
Transit Station
New Britain Ave and Colonial Ct
Bus Stop
Woodford Ave and Mereline Ave
Bus Stop
Woodford Ave and Mereline Ave
Bus Stop
State Hwy 372 and New Britain Ave
Bus Stop
New Britain Ave and Grant Ave
Bus Stop
Woodford Ave and Dallas Ave
Bus Stop
Woodford Ave and Dallas Ave
Bus Stop
New Britain Ave and Rockwell Ave
Bus Stop
Woodford Ave and Kent St
Bus Stop
Woodford Ave and Kent St
Bus Stop
Unknown Name
Bus Stop
Unknown Name
Bus Stop
New Britain Ave and Hooker St
Bus Stop
Farmington Ave and Hooker St
Bus Stop
Farmington Ave and Hooker St
Bus Stop
Woodford Ave and East St
Bus Stop
Woodford Ave and East St
Bus Stop
Workers Taking Public Transit
3.4%
F
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cost of living B-

The cost of living in New Britain is 103/100 - which is 12% lower than Connecticut.
Cost of Living
Goods & Services, Housing, etc.
D
Tax Rates
Income & Sales Tax
B-
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crime C-

New Britain crime rates are 2,425 per 100k, which is 47% higher than Connecticut
Property Crime
2,062 crimes per 100k
D+
Violent Crime
363 crimes per 100k
C-
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employment D

The median income in New Britain is $47,393 - which is 34% lower than Connecticut.
Med. Household Income
$47,393
F
Unemployment Rate
6.0%
F
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health A+

There are some hospitals, police and fire stations.
Health & Safety (15)
Dentist, Doctor, Hospital, etc.
A+
New Britain Fire Department Station 1
Fire Station
Walgreens
Pharmacy
New Britain Police Department
Police
New Britain Fire Department Station 5
Fire Station
CVS Pharmacy
Pharmacy
New Britain EMS
Ambulance Station
The Hospital of Central Connecticut - New Britain General Campus
Hospital
New Britain Fire Department Station 8
Fire Station
New Britain Fire Department Station 2
Fire Station
Hospital for Special Care
Hospital
CVS Pharmacy
Pharmacy
New Britain Fire Department Station 4
Fire Station
Newington Volunteer Fire Department Company 4
Fire Station
Public Safety Building
Police
Hartford HealthCare Medical Arts Center
Clinic
Unknown Name
Hospital
New Britain Fire Department Station 7
Fire Station
RIchard G. Viagrande D.M.D
Dentist
Veterans Affairs Connecticut Healthcare System Newington Campus
Hospital
Newington Volunteer Fire Department Company 2
Fire Station
Dr. Howard D. Horn, D.D.S. Family Dentist
Dentist
Kensington Fire Department
Fire Station
Hartford Hospital Eye Surgery Center
Clinic
Newington Police Department
Police
Unknown Name
Fire Station
Air Quality
Median Air Quality
B+
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housing A

New Britain home prices are $161,900 - which is 40% lower than Connecticut
Home Price
$161,900
C
Home Appreciation Rate
3%
B-
Home Affordability
3.4x (home price to income ratio)
B-
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schools F

The New Britain graduation rate is 74% - which is 15% lower than Connecticut
School Test Scores
22%
F
High School Grad. Rates
74%
D
Elementary Schools (23) F
Sacred Heart School
Smalley Elementary School
Diloreto Elementary & Middle School
Academy Of Science And Innovation
Chamberlain Elementary School
Sunrise Primary (Chamberlain)
Gaffney Elementary School
Key Elementary (Gaffney)
Northend Elementary School
House Of Arts Letters And Science (Hals) Academy
Jefferson Elementary School
Lincoln Elementary School
Slade Middle School
Vance Elementary School
Pulaski Middle School
New Britain Transition Center
Key Middle (Slade)
Raymond Hill School
Smith Elementary School
Sunrise Intermediate (Holmes)
Holmes Elementary School
Behavior Support (Holmes)
Mooreland Hill School
John Paterson School
Mary E. Griswold School
High Schools (6) F
E. C. Goodwin Technical High School
Academy Of Science And Innovation
New Britain Transition Center
Raymond Hill School
New Britain High School
Newington High School
Plainville High School
Miss Porter'S School
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ratings C

New Britain has an overall rating of 64% from 10 reviews.
User Reviews (3)
From AreaVibes
C-
User Surveys (7)
From AreaVibes
B
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New Britain Area Facts

  • New Britain has a Livability Score of 73/100, which is considered excellent
  • New Britain crime rates are 47% higher than the Connecticut average
  • Cost of living in New Britain is 12% lower than the Connecticut average
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Happy to live here 5 rating By Anonymous ( Dec 25, 2021) Pros:
- Lots of parks and schools
- Friendly neighbors
- Home to Stanley Black & Decker
- Close to other nice neighborhoods like Farmington and West Hartford
- Very walkable/bikable
- Area is mostly pretty quiet
- Cost of living is low
- Home to CCSU

Cons:
- Not many bars or res
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Worst city living 0.5 rating By Papoelloco ( Mar 11, 2016) 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 hight taxes". I am moving out of this city due to those and much more issues. I h ...Read More ope this works to help people understand that is not how they painted it, is the reality. From a very concerned, former NB resident. Read Less
A Charming City - New Britain, CT 3.5 rating By Anonymous ( Aug 03, 2010) A good friend of mine, who lives in New Britain CT, has often said to me that she will never live anywhere else, and every time I visited her I knew why. New Britain looks like the type of city you would see in a Norman Rockwell painting. Surround by soft rolling hills and thick ...Read More forests, New Britain is filled with red brick buildings and quaint homes. Even with a population of about 90,000 New Britain still looks and feels like a charming little city from the past. A large percentage of the city's residents are European, mostly from Poland which gives the city a unique feel. In the summer an extravagant Polish festival is held with delicious foods and traditional Polish music. It's a great event to see, and experience part of the Polish community in Connecticut.

New Britain is filled with history too. Once known as the "hardware" capital of America, the city was once home to the Stanley Tool company, along with several other large manufactures. New Britain has always been a center of innovation as well, giving birth to the idea of 'dribbling' in basketball as well as claiming invention of the wire coat hanger! Filled with eccentricity and surround with beautiful landscapes New Britain might just be the place to call home. Read Less
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A Charming City - New Britain, CT 3.5 rating By Anonymous ( Aug 03, 2010) A good friend of mine, who lives in New Britain CT, has often said to me that she will never live anywhere else, and every time I visited her I knew why. New Britain looks like the type of city you would see in a Norman Rockwell painting. Surround by soft rolling hills and thick ...Read More forests, New Britain is filled with red brick buildings and quaint homes. Even with a population of about 90,000 New Britain still looks and feels like a charming little city from the past. A large percentage of the city's residents are European, mostly from Poland which gives the city a unique feel. In the summer an extravagant Polish festival is held with delicious foods and traditional Polish music. It's a great event to see, and experience part of the Polish community in Connecticut.

New Britain is filled with history too. Once known as the "hardware" capital of America, the city was once home to the Stanley Tool company, along with several other large manufactures. New Britain has always been a center of innovation as well, giving birth to the idea of 'dribbling' in basketball as well as claiming invention of the wire coat hanger! Filled with eccentricity and surround with beautiful landscapes New Britain might just be the place to call home. Read Less

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C Amenities

Are there many local amenities in New Britain? Yes, there are some amenities close to this location.

Parks

Borinqueneers Monument Park
Unknown Name
Washington Park
Unknown Name
Kosciusko Park
Unknown Name
Pulaski Park
Willow Street Park

Entertainment

New Britain Opera House
New Britain Youth Museum
New Britain Industrial Museum
Hole In The Wall
Trinity-on-Main
New Britain Museum of American Art
James J. Maloney Hall
Samuel S.T. Chen Art Center

Food & Drink

Taco Bell
Dunkin'
Great Star Chinese Restaurant
McDonald's
Dunkin'
Unknown Name
Avery's Beverages
Hot Harry's Fresh Burritos

C Commute

Is public transit available in New Britain? Of all people who commute, 3.4% take public transportation in New Britain.
Drive to Work
77%

1% higher than the US average

Take Public Transit
3%

2% lower than the US average

Walk to Work
2%

equal to the US average

A+ Health & Safety

Is New Britain a healthy and safe place to live? Yes, there are many hospitals, police and fire stations.

Hospitals

Hospital for Special Care
The Hospital of Central Connecticut - New Britain General Campus

Pharmacies

CVS Pharmacy
Walgreens
CVS Pharmacy

Doctors

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