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Best Places To Live In Portland, CT

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  • Portland, CT
  • Your matching location
  • Population: 5,607
Nearby Areas With A High Livability Score80
  • Glastonbury Center, CT
  • 8.7 miles away (City)
  • Population: 7,523
79
  • Canton Valley, CT
  • 22.7 miles away (City)
  • Population: 1,500
79
  • Plantsville, CT
  • 14 miles away (City)
  • Population: 1,702
79
  • Weatogue, CT
  • 21.6 miles away (City)
  • Population: 3,179
78
  • Kensington, CT
  • 8.8 miles away (City)
  • Population: 8,528
78
  • Simsbury Center, CT
  • 21.9 miles away (City)
  • Population: 5,968
78
  • West Hartford, CT
  • 14.8 miles away (City)
  • 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]
77
  • Chester Center, CT
  • 14.9 miles away (City)
  • Population: 1,986
77
  • Cheshire Village, CT
  • 15.4 miles away (City)
  • Population: 6,103
76
  • Newington, CT
  • 9.5 miles away (City)
  • 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]
76
  • Collinsville, CT
  • 23.1 miles away (City)
  • Population: 3,693
76
  • East Hampton, CT
  • 6.5 miles away (City)
  • Population: 2,693
75
  • Terramuggus, CT
  • 8.6 miles away (City)
  • Population: 934
75
  • Middletown, CT
  • 2.8 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]
74
  • Lake Pocotopaug, CT
  • 5.7 miles away (City)
  • Population: 3,415
74
  • Coventry Lake, CT
  • 20.5 miles away (City)
  • Population: 3,166
73
  • Essex Village, CT
  • 19.4 miles away (City)
  • Population: 2,209
73
  • North Haven, CT
  • 18.3 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]
72
  • Wallingford Center, CT
  • 13.5 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]
72
  • Blue Hills, CT
  • 16.8 miles away (City)
  • Population: 3,181
71
  • Wethersfield, CT
  • 9 miles away (City)
  • 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]
71
  • Higganum, CT
  • 7.6 miles away (City)
  • Population: 1,745
69
  • Bristol, CT
  • 18.1 miles away (City)
  • 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]
69
  • Deep River Center, CT
  • 16.3 miles away (City)
  • Population: 2,321
69
  • Moodus, CT
  • 10.1 miles away (City)
  • Population: 1,202
68
  • Colchester, CT
  • 14.8 miles away (City)
  • Population: 4,475
68
  • East Haven, CT
  • 23.2 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]
68
  • North Meadows, Hartford, CT
  • 14.7 miles away (Neighborhood)
  • Population: 844
68
  • Manchester, CT
  • 15 miles away (City)
  • 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]
67
  • Durham, CT
  • 7.7 miles away (City)
  • Population: 2,687
66
  • South Coventry, CT
  • 21.1 miles away (City)
  • Population: 1,142
63
  • Downtown, Hartford, CT
  • 13.5 miles away (Neighborhood)
  • Population: 2,222
62
  • Meriden, CT
  • 9.5 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]
62
  • Storrs, CT
  • 24.5 miles away (City)
  • 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]
60
  • East Hartford, CT
  • 12.7 miles away (City)
  • 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]
60
  • Annex, New Haven, CT
  • 24.4 miles away (Neighborhood)
  • Population: 6,291
60
  • Asylum Hill, Hartford, CT
  • 14.1 miles away (Neighborhood)
  • Population: 9,807
59
  • South Meadows, Hartford, CT
  • 11.5 miles away (Neighborhood)
  • Population: 1,379
59
  • West Rock, New Haven, CT
  • 24.1 miles away (Neighborhood)
  • Population: 4,703
59
  • New Britain, CT
  • 11 miles away (City)
  • 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]
58
  • Newhallville, New Haven, CT
  • 23.7 miles away (Neighborhood)
  • Population: 5,589
58
  • Sheldon Charter Oak, Hartford, CT
  • 12.5 miles away (Neighborhood)
  • Population: 3,113
58
  • West River, New Haven, CT
  • 25.3 miles away (Neighborhood)
  • Population: 3,413
58
  • East Rock, New Haven, CT
  • 23.1 miles away (Neighborhood)
  • Population: 9,783
58
  • Wooster Square, New Haven, CT
  • 24.3 miles away (Neighborhood)
  • Population: 1,664
57
  • Edgewood, New Haven, CT
  • 24.8 miles away (Neighborhood)
  • Population: 4,305
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  • Downtown, New Haven, CT
  • 24.4 miles away (Neighborhood)
  • Population: 6,416
57
  • West End, Hartford, CT
  • 14.5 miles away (Neighborhood)
  • Population: 8,256
57
  • Long Wharf, New Haven, CT
  • 25 miles away (Neighborhood)
  • Population: 857
56
  • Dwight, New Haven, CT
  • 24.7 miles away (Neighborhood)
  • Population: 6,769

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

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