Livability Score

76
/100
i The AreaVibes Livability Score evaluates 9 different categories and creates an overall score out of 100. The higher the score, the better the area.

amenities F

There are not many amenities close to this location.
Coffee (4) F
Three Bridges Coffee Shop
Coffee Shop
Starbucks
Coffee Shop
Starbucks
Coffee Shop
Starbucks
Coffee Shop
Starbucks
Coffee Shop
Focaccia's Cafe & Catery
Coffee Shop
Entertainment (1) F
Sterling Opera House
Theatre Arts
Unknown Name
Theatre Arts
Osborne Homestead Museum
Museum
Unknown Name
Stadium
Seymour Cinemas 12
Cinema
Food and Drink (22) F
The Pub on Howe
Bar
Dew Drop Inn
Bar
Bad Sons Brewery Taproom
Bar
Dunkin' Donuts
Fast Food
Derby Discount Liquors
Alcohol
Taco Bell
Fast Food
Ansonia Discount Wine & Liquor
Alcohol
Kindred Spirits & Wine
Alcohol
Dunkin' Donuts
Fast Food
Wendy's
Fast Food
Wendy's
Fast Food
Heav'nly Donuts
Fast Food
Dunkin' Donuts
Fast Food
McDonald's
Fast Food
Subway
Fast Food
Cork & Keg Fine Wine & Spirits
Alcohol
Domino's
Fast Food
North Main Package Store
Alcohol
Dunkin' Donuts
Fast Food
Wells Hollow Creamery
Sweets
Spotted Horse Tavern
Bar
Dunkin'
Fast Food
Peachwave
Sweets
The Wine Emporium
Alcohol
SuperSandwich.com
Fast Food
Fitness (9) F
Richard O. Belden Cultural Center
Community Centre
The Edge Fitness Club
Gym
Tailor Made Fitness
Gym
iLoveKickboxing
Gym
Shelton Community Center
Community Centre
Orangetheory Fitness
Gym
Shelton Crossfit & Athletic
Gym
Groceries (6) F
ALDI
Grocery Store
Stop & Shop
Grocery Store
Big Y
Grocery Store
Big Y
Grocery Store
McConney's Farm
Bakery
Adams Hometown Market
Grocery Store
The Common Bond Market
Grocery Store
Royal Bakery
Bakery
Parks (28) A+
Veterans Memorial Park
Park
O'Sullivan's Island Recreation Park
Park
Derby Greenway
Park
Unknown Name
Park
Riverview Park
Park
Unknown Name
Playground
Unknown Name
Park
Coon Hollow Park
Park
East Derby Green
Park
Ansonia Riverwalk Park
Park
Witek Park
Park
Unknown Name
Park
Pine Lot Fields
Park
Unknown Name
Park
Bradley Field Recreation Complex
Park
Unknown Name
Playground
Unknown Name
Playground
Unknown Name
Playground
Unknown Name
Playground
Sunnyside Park
Park
Nelligan Park
Park
Unknown Name
Park
Old High School Playground
Playground
Unknown Name
Playground
Warsaw Park
Park
Shops (37) D-
Evolve Computer
Electronics
Bomba Salon
Beauty
The Home Depot
Home Improvement
Unknown Name
Convenience Store
Dollar Forever
Discount Store
Patrick Nails
Beauty
CosmoProf
Beauty
Diamond Cutz
Hairdresser
Rent-A-Center
Furniture
Great Clips
Hairdresser
Marks of Design
Fashion
Verizon
Electronics
Marshalls
Department Store
Lowe's
Home Improvement
Bob's Stores
Clothing
Target
Department Store
Big Lots
Department Store
Walmart
Department Store
Cumberland Farms
Convenience Store
Cumberland Farms
Convenience Store
Cellular Sales Verizon Authorized Retailer
Electronics
Scooter's Deli Mart
Convenience Store
Verizon
Electronics
Sprint
Electronics
Fancy Nails
Beauty
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commute F

Of all people who commute, 1.6% take public transportation in Shelton.
Public Transit Stops (3)
Stops & Stations
F
Derby-Shelton
Transit Station
Spring Street & Maple Avenue (Stop # 6148)
Bus Stop
Ansonia
Transit Station
Unknown Name
Bus Stop
Unknown Name
Bus Stop
Workers Taking Public Transit
1.6%
F
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cost of living F

The cost of living in Shelton is 129/100 - which is 9% higher than Connecticut.
Cost of Living
Goods & Services, Housing, etc.
F
Tax Rates
Income & Sales Tax
B-
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crime A+

Shelton crime rates are 967 per 100k, which is 41% lower than Connecticut
Property Crime
917 crimes per 100k
A
Violent Crime
50 crimes per 100k
A+
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employment A+

The median income in Shelton is $98,873 - which is 38% higher than Connecticut.
Med. Household Income
$98,873
A+
Unemployment Rate
3.2%
B
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health A+

There are not many hospitals, police and fire stations,
Health & Safety (25)
Dentist, Doctor, Hospital, etc.
A+
Echo Hose Hook and Ladder Company Number 1
Fire Station
Shelton Fire Marshal's Office
Fire Station
Derby Fire Marshal's Office
Fire Station
Storm Engine Company Number 2
Fire Station
Derby Fire Department Paugassett Hook and Ladder 4
Fire Station
Shelton Fire Chief's Office
Fire Station
Griffin Hospital - Adult Day & Evening Partial Hospitalization Program
Clinic
Unknown Name
Clinic
Griffin Hospital - Outpatient Psychiatric Services
Clinic
Unknown Name
Clinic
Comprehensive Wound Healing Center
Doctor
Multiple Sclerosis Treatment Center
Doctor
Comprehensive Pain & Headache Treatment Center
Doctor
Cardiology Associates of Derby PC
Doctor
Geriatric Assessment Center
Clinic
Pulmonary Specialties PC
Doctor
Digestive Disorders Center
Doctor
The Sleep Wellness Center at Griffin Hospital
Clinic
The Childbirth Center at Griffin Hospital
Clinic
Griffin Hospital
Hospital
Griffin Faculty Physicians - Bariatric Surgery
Doctor
Griffin Faculty Physicians - Urology
Doctor
Family Health Care Center
Doctor
Griffin Surgical Specialists
Doctor
The Hewitt Center for Breast Wellness at Griffin Hospital
Clinic
Air Quality
Median Air Quality
B+
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housing A+

Shelton home prices are $345,200 - which is 28% higher than Connecticut
Home Price
$345,200
A+
Home Appreciation Rate
2%
C+
Home Affordability
3.5x (home price to income ratio)
B-
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schools A-

The Shelton graduation rate is 91% - which is 5% higher than Connecticut
School Test Scores
67%
C+
High School Grad. Rates
91%
A-
Elementary Schools (8) F
Perry Hill Elementary School
St Mary & St Michael School
Irving School
Derby Middle School
Bradley School
Sunnyside School
Prendergast School
Elizabeth Shelton School
Life Skills
Long Hill School
Assumption School
Mead School
The Foundation School Orange
Turkey Hill School
Holy Trinity Catholic Academy
High Schools (1) F
Derby High School
Shelton High School
Ansonia High School
Emmett O'Brien Technical High School
The Foundation School Orange
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ratings B

Shelton has an overall rating of 73% from 8 reviews.
User Reviews (1)
From AreaVibes
B-
User Surveys (7)
From AreaVibes
A
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Shelton Area Facts

  • Shelton has a Livability Score of 76/100, which is considered exceptional
  • Shelton crime rates are 41% lower than the Connecticut average
  • Cost of living in Shelton is 9% higher than the Connecticut average
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Sheldon, CT - The Best Of Suburban Living 3.5 rating By Anonymous ( Apr 26, 2018) 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 just after I graduated college. As far as attractions go, this town is fairly ...Read More decent for its size. The tourism mostly focuses on agricultural, with many individuals enjoying the tree farms, and the pumpkin and berry picking.

There is a decent sense of community in this little town as well. There are several playgrounds, opportunities for water activities with the nearby Housatonic River, and quite a few opportunities for extracurricular activities for the older children as well. All at all, it is definitely a great place to raise a family.

They also have a decent amount of restaurants, shopping, and even a small amount of nightlife (although somewhat limited). There are restaurants with a variety of different styles and cuisine, and the many downtown business is allow for a great amount of shopping. Like I said, the nightlife is a bit limited, but they do have Wednesday night concerts at the park. Read Less
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F Amenities

Are there many local amenities in Shelton? Well, there are not many amenities close to this location.

Parks

Veterans Memorial Park
O'Sullivan's Island Recreation Park
Derby Greenway
Unknown Name
Riverview Park
Unknown Name
Unknown Name
Coon Hollow Park

Entertainment

Sterling Opera House
Unknown Name
Osborne Homestead Museum
Unknown Name
Seymour Cinemas 12

Food & Drink

The Pub on Howe
Dew Drop Inn
Bad Sons Brewery Taproom
Dunkin' Donuts
Derby Discount Liquors
Taco Bell
Ansonia Discount Wine & Liquor
Kindred Spirits & Wine

F Commute

Is public transit available in Shelton? Of all people who commute, 1.6% take public transportation in Shelton.
Drive to Work
83%

6% higher than the US average

Take Public Transit
2%

4% lower than the US average

Walk to Work
0%

2% lower than the US average

A+ Health & Safety

Is Shelton a healthy and safe place to live? Yes, there are many hospitals, police and fire stations.

Hospitals

Pharmacies

Walmart Pharmacy
Walgreens

Doctors

Family Health Care Center
Griffin Faculty Physicians

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