New London 72 Excellent
New London Livability #73 ranked city in Connecticut#5,678 ranked city in the USARanks better than 80% of areas

Pros and Cons of Living in New London

  • Housing

    High scores in the housing category are a distinguishing feature of this area, possibly driven by a favorable home affordability ratio, higher home values and appreciation rates.

  • Health & Safety

    Good air quality as well as nearby health facilities like hospitals, clinics, nursing homes, fire and police stations all contribute to a higher than average health and safety score.

  • Ratings

    Based on recent surveys and polls, locals gave high marks in the walkability to local amenities, safety, public transit, friendliness of neighbors and overall sense of community in the area.

  • Amenities

    The majority of amenities are not ideally located within walking distance. To access these amenities, residents may be required to rely on a vehicle or public transit.

  • Commute

    A low commute score could be due to longer-than-average work commutes and the limited availability of public transportation in this area.

  • Schools

    The low schools score could result from issues like below-average graduation rates, inadequate reading and math scores, and the unavailability of local elementary and high schools.

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What's it like Living in New London?

Located in the state of Connecticut, New London is a moderately-sized city with a population of 27,001 people. With a population density of 4,804 people per square mile, New London is well above the nation's average density level. More than a quarter of the residents of New London identify themselves as Hispanic or Latino, and 26% of the population speak Spanish as their primary or secondary language. With an average age of 32 years old, New London could be a great place to live for young adults as this age is well below the national average. All the single ladies and all the single fellas might want to take notice as only 35% of the New London population is married. If you are not a fan of long commutes, you will enjoy living in New London. With an average one way commute time of only 19 minutes, getting to and from work is a breeze compared to the national average of 26 minutes.

Without the right tools, moving to any new town can be very stressful and challenging. Living in New London, Connecticut could be a good experience for anyone who puts in the effort to do the research required. When searching for a new neighborhood, several key items should be considered. Safety is paramount, ensuring a secure environment for you and your family. Proximity to workplaces or schools reduces commuting time and enhances convenience. Access to amenities like parks, grocery stores and healthcare facilities contributes to a comfortable lifestyle. Reliable public transportation options promote easy mobility. A strong sense of community fosters social connections and a welcoming atmosphere. The best areas in New London and in surrounding cities are easier to find when you are able to make informed decisions. Using data from crime, health & safety, education, housing, you will see a detailed breakdown of the most important information as well as comparisons to the Connecticut and national averages.

The livability score in New London is 71 out of 100 and the city is ranked in the 81st percentile of all cities across America. There are nine total categories that form the livability score. New London ranks well for crime (B-) The bad news for New London, there are some categories for which it does not score well, this includes: amenities (F).

There are many factors that go into deciding if an area is the right fit for your lifestyle. Certain “must haves” like low crime, great schools and nearby amenities are all at the top of most people's lists. But before even considering if those options are attainable, we'll need to know if the real estate in New London is actually affordable. The median home price for New London homes is $186,900, which is 30.6% lower than the Connecticut average. If we take a closer look at the affordability of homes in New London, we’ll see that the home price to income ratio is 3.9, which is 2.6% higher than the Connecticut average.

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      New London transportation information

      Statistic New London Connecticut National
      Average one way commute19min26min26min
      Workers who drive to work66.9%78.3%76.4%
      Workers who carpool10.3%8.1%9.3%
      Workers who take public transit4.5%4.9%5.1%
      Workers who bicycle0.6%0.3%0.6%
      Workers who walk9.3%2.9%2.8%
      Working from home7.4%4.6%4.6%
      Source: The New London, CT data and statistics displayed above are derived from the United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).