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Best Places To Live In Portland, CT

83
  • Portland, CT
  • Your matching location
  • Population: 5,607
Nearby Areas With A High Livability Score86
  • Simsbury Center, CT
  • City: 21.9mi / 35.3km away
  • Population: 5,968
85
  • Plantsville, CT
  • City: 14.0mi / 22.5km away
  • Population: 1,702
85
  • Cheshire Village, CT
  • City: 15.4mi / 24.7km away
  • Population: 6,103
84
  • West Hartford, CT
  • City: 14.8mi / 23.8km 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
  • Newington, CT
  • City: 9.5mi / 15.3km 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]
82
  • Canton Valley, CT
  • City: 22.7mi / 36.5km away
  • Population: 1,500
82
  • Collinsville, CT
  • City: 23.1mi / 37.2km away
  • Population: 3,693
82
  • Glastonbury Center, CT
  • City: 8.7mi / 14.1km away
  • Population: 7,523
82
  • Weatogue, CT
  • City: 21.6mi / 34.7km away
  • Population: 3,179
81
  • Kensington, CT
  • City: 8.8mi / 14.1km away
  • Population: 8,528
81
  • Essex Village, CT
  • City: 19.4mi / 31.3km away
  • Population: 2,209
80
  • East Hampton, CT
  • City: 6.5mi / 10.4km away
  • Population: 2,693
79
  • Chester Center, CT
  • City: 14.9mi / 24.0km away
  • Population: 1,986
79
  • Middletown, CT
  • City: 2.8mi / 4.4km 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]
78
  • Coventry Lake, CT
  • City: 20.5mi / 33.0km away
  • Population: 3,166
77
  • Terramuggus, CT
  • City: 8.6mi / 13.8km away
  • Population: 934
77
  • Wallingford Center, CT
  • City: 13.5mi / 21.8km 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: 16.3mi / 26.2km away
  • Population: 2,321
77
  • Wethersfield, CT
  • City: 9.0mi / 14.5km 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: 5.7mi / 9.1km away
  • Population: 3,415
75
  • Colchester, CT
  • City: 14.8mi / 23.9km away
  • Population: 4,475
75
  • North Haven, CT
  • City: 18.3mi / 29.4km 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]
73
  • Blue Hills, CT
  • City: 16.8mi / 27.0km away
  • Population: 3,181
72
  • Higganum, CT
  • City: 7.6mi / 12.2km away
  • Population: 1,745
72
  • Bristol, CT
  • City: 18.1mi / 29.1km 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]
70
  • Storrs, CT
  • City: 24.5mi / 39.4km away
  • Population: 16,059
  • I experienced a terrific stay while living in Storrs Connecticut. The city is located in the district of Tolland County. Storrs is close to Portland and West Hartford Connecticut. The quaint college town…[read more]
70
  • Manchester, CT
  • City: 15.0mi / 24.2km 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
  • East Haven, CT
  • City: 23.2mi / 37.3km 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: 10.1mi / 16.3km away
  • Population: 1,202
68
  • North Meadows, Hartford, CT
  • Neighborhood: 14.7mi / 23.7km away
  • Population: 844
68
  • South Coventry, CT
  • City: 21.1mi / 33.9km away
  • Population: 1,142
68
  • Durham, CT
  • City: 7.7mi / 12.4km away
  • Population: 2,687
66
  • West End, Hartford, CT
  • Neighborhood: 14.5mi / 23.3km away
  • Population: 8,256
65
  • West Rock, New Haven, CT
  • Neighborhood: 24.1mi / 38.8km away
  • Population: 4,703
64
  • Downtown, Hartford, CT
  • Neighborhood: 13.5mi / 21.7km away
  • Population: 2,222
64
  • Meriden, CT
  • City: 9.5mi / 15.2km away
  • 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]
63
  • East Hartford, CT
  • City: 12.7mi / 20.4km 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: 24.4mi / 39.3km away
  • Population: 6,291
63
  • East Rock, New Haven, CT
  • Neighborhood: 23.1mi / 37.2km away
  • Population: 9,783
62
  • Westville, New Haven, CT
  • Neighborhood: 25.6mi / 41.2km away
  • Population: 8,106
61
  • Downtown, New Haven, CT
  • Neighborhood: 24.4mi / 39.2km away
  • Population: 6,416
60
  • Barry Square, Hartford, CT
  • Neighborhood: 12.0mi / 19.2km away
  • Population: 15,301
59
  • Sheldon Charter Oak, Hartford, CT
  • Neighborhood: 12.5mi / 20.2km away
  • Population: 3,113
59
  • South Meadows, Hartford, CT
  • Neighborhood: 11.4mi / 18.4km away
  • Population: 1,379
59
  • Parkville, Hartford, CT
  • Neighborhood: 12.9mi / 20.7km away
  • Population: 5,314
58
  • Wooster Square, New Haven, CT
  • Neighborhood: 24.3mi / 39.1km away
  • Population: 1,664
57
  • New Britain, CT
  • City: 11.0mi / 17.7km away
  • Population: 72,876
  • 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…[read more]
56
  • Edgewood, New Haven, CT
  • Neighborhood: 24.8mi / 39.8km away
  • Population: 4,305
56
  • Newhallville, New Haven, CT
  • Neighborhood: 23.7mi / 38.1km away
  • Population: 5,589
56
  • Quinnipiac, New Haven, CT
  • Neighborhood: 22.0mi / 35.3km away
  • Population: 6,242

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

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