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Best Places To Live In New Haven, CT

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  • New Haven, CT
  • Your matching location
  • Population: 130,405
  • This city has it's good points that set it far above the normal city attractions such as Yale, the museums, the historical background, beaches, music, clubs/venues, nightlife, restaurants, festivals, and…[read more]
Nearby Areas With A High Livability Score84
  • Cheshire Village, CT
  • 13.3 miles away (City)
  • Population: 6,103
82
  • Guilford Center, CT
  • 13.1 miles away (City)
  • Population: 2,517
82
  • Portland, CT
  • 24.3 miles away (City)
  • Population: 5,607
81
  • Plantsville, CT
  • 18.9 miles away (City)
  • Population: 1,702
80
  • Middletown, CT
  • 21.5 miles away (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]
80
  • Madison Center, CT
  • 16.9 miles away (City)
  • Population: 2,404
79
  • Southport, CT
  • 22.4 miles away (City)
  • Population: 1,694
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  • North Haven, CT
  • 6 miles away (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]
77
  • Orange, CT
  • 5.5 miles away (City)
  • 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]
76
  • Wallingford Center, CT
  • 11.1 miles away (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]
76
  • Heritage Village, CT
  • 20 miles away (City)
  • Population: 3,875
75
  • Trumbull, CT
  • 15.1 miles away (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]
75
  • Milford city, CT
  • 9.1 miles away (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]
75
  • Shelton, CT
  • 8.7 miles away (City)
  • 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]
74
  • Branford Center, CT
  • 6.1 miles away (City)
  • Population: 6,360
74
  • Oakville, CT
  • 21.1 miles away (City)
  • Population: 9,133
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  • Woodmont, CT
  • 7 miles away (City)
  • Population: 1,425
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  • Woodbury Center, CT
  • 21.7 miles away (City)
  • Population: 1,520
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  • Higganum, CT
  • 22.8 miles away (City)
  • Population: 1,745
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  • East Haven, CT
  • 3.6 miles away (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]
70
  • Naugatuck, CT
  • 13.9 miles away (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]
69
  • Derby, CT
  • 8.2 miles away (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]
68
  • Durham, CT
  • 17 miles away (City)
  • Population: 2,687
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  • West Haven, CT
  • 3.5 miles away (City)
  • 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]
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  • West Rock, New Haven, CT
  • 2.5 miles away (Neighborhood)
  • Population: 4,703
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  • Annex, New Haven, CT
  • 2.1 miles away (Neighborhood)
  • Population: 6,291
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  • Meriden, CT
  • 17 miles away (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]
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  • Stratford, CT
  • 12.8 miles away (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]
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  • Westville, New Haven, CT
  • 2.8 miles away (Neighborhood)
  • Population: 8,106
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  • East Rock, New Haven, CT
  • 1.2 miles away (Neighborhood)
  • Population: 9,783
60
  • Ansonia, CT
  • 7.9 miles away (City)
  • 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]
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  • Downtown, New Haven, CT
  • 0.2 miles away (Neighborhood)
  • Population: 6,416
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  • Quinnipiac, New Haven, CT
  • 2.6 miles away (Neighborhood)
  • Population: 6,242
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  • Bridgeport, CT
  • 16.5 miles away (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]
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  • Newhallville, New Haven, CT
  • 1.3 miles away (Neighborhood)
  • Population: 5,589
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  • West River, New Haven, CT
  • 1.3 miles away (Neighborhood)
  • Population: 3,413
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  • Wooster Square, New Haven, CT
  • 0.5 miles away (Neighborhood)
  • Population: 1,664
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  • Edgewood, New Haven, CT
  • 1.4 miles away (Neighborhood)
  • Population: 4,305
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  • Long Wharf, New Haven, CT
  • 1.3 miles away (Neighborhood)
  • Population: 857
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  • Dwight, New Haven, CT
  • 0.6 miles away (Neighborhood)
  • Population: 6,769
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  • East Shore, New Haven, CT
  • 3.5 miles away (Neighborhood)
  • Population: 3,636
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  • Waterbury, CT
  • 18.1 miles away (City)
  • Population: 109,211
  • Waterbury is broken down into sections. While some areas you sould avoid at any cost there are several areas that have what I will describe as small town charm. I live in the Bunker Hill section of town…[read more]
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  • Mill River, New Haven, CT
  • 0.9 miles away (Neighborhood)
  • Population: 2,084
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  • Amity, New Haven, CT
  • 3.1 miles away (Neighborhood)
  • Population: 4,894
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  • Beaver Hills, New Haven, CT
  • 1.6 miles away (Neighborhood)
  • Population: 4,849
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  • Prospect Hill, New Haven, CT
  • 0.9 miles away (Neighborhood)
  • Population: 4,674
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  • Dixwell, New Haven, CT
  • 0.6 miles away (Neighborhood)
  • Population: 5,889
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  • Hill, New Haven, CT
  • 1.4 miles away (Neighborhood)
  • Population: 13,462
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  • Fair Haven, New Haven, CT
  • 2.3 miles away (Neighborhood)
  • Population: 7,197
  • My boyfriend was assaulted last Sunday at 5am. Him and his best friend were up early to carpool to work when a car pulled up in front and one pulled up behind. They were robbed and beaten and he caught…[read more]

Listed above are the best places to live in New Haven, CT for 2020. 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 - New Haven, CT, followed by the best places to live near New Haven, CT, sorted by Livability Score.

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