Norwich 79 Exceptional
Norwich Livability #24 ranked city in Connecticut#2,020 ranked city in the USARanks better than 93% of areas

Pros and Cons of Living in Norwich

  • Commute

    An elevated score in the commute category points to excellent public transit accessibility and shorter-than-average work commute times in this area.

  • 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.

  • Nothing Found

    There are no cons to mention for this area, as all of the categories were rated above average.

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What's it like Living in Norwich?

Located in the state of Connecticut, Norwich is a medium-sized city with a population of 39,112 people. If we look at the most recent Census, Norwich is known to have a predominantly White population. The next two most common races are Black and Asian. Norwich is very likely to be a great place to live for singles as only 50%, of the population (over fifteen) are classified as married.

Living in Norwich can be a great experience for anyone moving to the town. Having said that, in the state of Connecticut, there are many amazing places to live, so choose wisely! When searching for a new neighborhood, several factors play a vital role in determining its suitability. Safety should be a top priority, ensuring a secure environment with low crime rates. Proximity to your workplace or school helps minimize commuting time and allows for a better work-life balance. Availability of essential amenities such as parks, coffee shops, restaurants, grocery stores, and healthcare facilities contributes to convenience and well-being. Access to reliable public transportation options facilitates easy commuting and connectivity. Additionally, considering the sense of community and the overall atmosphere that resonates with your lifestyle and preferences fosters a harmonious living experience. With useful information like amenities, commute, education, employment and other key data points, finding the best places to live in Norwich and in the areas around Norwich is a much easier task.

Norwich has a livability score of 78/100 and is ranked #14 in Connecticut and #1,914 in the USA. Based on this score, Norwich would be considered a very livable city! Norwich has also earned the rare honor of ranking in the top 10 percentile among all cities. If we dig a little deeper into each category within the livability score, we see that Norwich has higher than average scores for the following: amenities (B-), crime (B-) and housing (B).

For home buyers, real estate will be the largest purchase they will ever make and it will also be their most valuable asset. For renters, the monthly rent paid on their Norwich apartments will most likely be their largest expense. Based on tangible metrics like home and rental affordability and appreciation rates, housing in this area has received a score that is well above the average of every other US city. A thriving real estate market can also generate strong local economic activity and job creation.

Being close to public transit, grocery stores, parks and other conveniences are all important when weighing your options for a new home in Norwich. Before you determine if any of these amenities are available in the area, you will also want to know if the real estate prices in Norwich are affordable. Median real estate prices in Norwich come in at $170,800, which is 36.6% lower than the Connecticut average. The home price to income ratio compares the median home prices to the median household income. In Norwich, the home price to income ratio is 3, which is 21.1% lower than the Connecticut average.

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      Norwich transportation information

      Statistic Norwich Connecticut National
      Average one way commute22min26min26min
      Workers who drive to work78.3%78.3%76.4%
      Workers who carpool14.5%8.1%9.3%
      Workers who take public transit2.3%4.9%5.1%
      Workers who bicycle0.1%0.3%0.6%
      Workers who walk1.0%2.9%2.8%
      Working from home2.9%4.6%4.6%
      Source: The Norwich, CT data and statistics displayed above are derived from the United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).