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A+ Stratford Amenities Lots of amenities close to this location
F Stratford Cost of Living Cost of living is 1% lower than Connecticut
Stratford
11919% more expensive than the US average
Connecticut
12020% more expensive than the US average
United States
100National cost of living index
Stratford cost of living
B+ Stratford Crime Total crime is 15% higher than Connecticut
Total crime
2,30816% lower than the US average
Chance of being a victim
1 in 4416% lower than the US average
Year-over-year crime
-2%Year over year crime is down
Stratford crime
C Stratford Employment Household income is 3% lower than Connecticut
Median household income
$69,33625% higher than the US average
Income per capita
$35,17518% higher than the US average
Unemployment rate
5%9% higher than the US average
Stratford employment
F Stratford Housing Home value is 7% lower than Connecticut
Median home value
$249,60035% higher than the US average
Median rent price
$1,22930% higher than the US average
Home ownership
80%25% higher than the US average
Stratford real estate or Stratford rentals
F Stratford Schools HS graduation rate is 1% higher than Connecticut
High school grad. rates
87%5% higher than the US average
School test scores
38%23% lower than the US average
Student teacher ratio
14:111% lower than the US average
Stratford K-12 schools or Stratford colleges

Living in Stratford, CT

Stratford, Connecticut is a mid-sized city with a population of 52,300 people. The majority of Stratford residents report their race to be White; this is followed by Black and Asian. If you are looking for a family friendly city, Stratford might be a good fit as 73% of the population over 15 years old are married, and 67% have kids who are 18 years old or younger.

If you’re considering moving to any new city, it could be a very intimidating task. However, it could also be a fulfilling experience if you are willing to get to know the city before actually living in Stratford, Connecticut. To help you find the best places to live in and around Stratford, AreaVibes has created a livability score using key metrics like crime, weather, education, housing and more.

Stratford, CT receives 67/100 for its livability score; this results in a ranking of #93 in Connecticut and #14,771 in the USA. If we probe a little deeper into each category within the livability score, we see that Stratford has higher than average scores for the following: amenities (A+) and crime (A-). On a less positive note, Stratford does not have favorable ranks for the following: cost of living (F), education (F) and housing (F). If we take a look at the data, we can find out why.

Based on the proximity of local amenities like grocery stores, restaurants, coffee shops, parks, librairies, etc., Stratford has received a higher than average score for its local amenities. If you’re planning on relocating and making this area your permanent home, it’s nice to know that there is an ample amount of amenities and things to do within walking distance or a short drive. Some of the notable things to do include: Short Beach, Lordship Seawall, and Boothe Memorial Park and Museum.

Feeling a sense of safety in the area that you live in is a must for most people. Low crime rates can have a positive impact on things like home prices, home appreciation rates and the overall sense of community. Stratford has a violent crime rate of 170 crimes per 100,000 residents which is far lower than the national average.

Being close to public transportation, grocery stores, parks and other conveniences are all important when weighing your options for a new home in Stratford. 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 Stratford are affordable. Median real estate prices in Stratford come in at $249,600, which is 7.3% lower than the Connecticut average. The home price to income ratio compares the median home prices to the median household income. In Stratford, the home price to income ratio is 3.6, which is 5.3% lower than the Connecticut average.

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Compare Stratford, CT Livability To Other Cities

Best Neighborhoods In & Around Stratford, CT

PlaceLivability scoreScoreMilesPopulationPop.
Annex, New Haven6013.46,291
West Rock, New Haven5912.74,703
Newhallville, New Haven5813.25,589
West River, New Haven5811.63,413
PlaceLivability scoreScoreMilesPopulationPop.
East Rock, New Haven58149,783
Wooster Square, New Haven5812.91,664
Edgewood, New Haven5712.14,305
Downtown, New Haven5712.86,416

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PlaceLivability scoreScoreMilesPopulationPop.
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Plandome, NY8040.71,228
PlaceLivability scoreScoreMilesPopulationPop.
Jericho, NY8036.113,730
Manhasset, NY8041.57,996
Glastonbury Center, CT8043.97,523
Plantsville, CT7928.81,702

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Community is what we make it.

Attractions6/10
Community8/10
Nightlife5/10
Dining8/10
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Having called Stratford my Home Town Since Birth in 1956....... I can tell you it could have been MUCH WORSE...... Thanks Mom and Dad for choosing a Home in Stratford...... a town where MOST are proud to be here. i went to a GREAT School named Eli Whitney.... as a child, where educators and students alike CARED. And STILL DO. Later I Graduated from Bunnell..... another BANNER School. Yes, it is a town with some problems.... but can you name one that doesn't??? Stratford isn't quite sure if it wants to be a city or a town..... that confuses me. The Amenities are all within walking distance for me. I look forward to engaging in their Senior events.... God willing. Stratford can be difficult during Winter..... the Weather not so great....... roads a a disaster in terms of infrastructure.... but we have a new BAG tax...... PLEASE FIX the roads. It is happening but VERY slowly. Medical care is TOP NOTCH!!! EMS and services are TOP NOTCH! Police are there if there is any emergency Again ..... Police do a GREAT job here!! Special THANKS to ALL FIRST RESPONDERS! How can I say anything Negative about a community that has largely been Positive for over 63 Years!!!! Community is what we make it. (As Kennedy said. ) Be well! Thanks for reading! PS. I forgot to mention .... you may not like the Taxes here.
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Living in this town is bad.

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This town used to be good, but now it is bad. l heard that this town has a very bad air quality. Also, The temperature is bad, too. The town has a very hot summer and warm year long. This town is now ghetto, very dangerous, and the polices are not strict, and they r bad. A Iot of Stratford peopIe are rude, mean, petty, ugIy, retard, crazy and smells Iike bum and bad. I can say more bad things about this but I try not to. If you deaI with these Stratford peopIe, they'll get easily mad at you with saying very bad words at you if you make a mistake, even for a minor thing. In this town, there are no good foods or drinks to buy, if you go for grocery shopping. The only soft drinks you could buy here are pretty much Coke, and yellow Mountain Dew. The only gas stations here are Citgo. Everything here is very expensive and there are very low variety of items if you go for shopping. If someone plan to visit or go here for point of interest I would not recommend this town. This town is very boring. There is nothing to see in this town. My family and I no longer live in CT and I never want to visit Stratford CT.
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Stratford - bad town

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We used to live in Stratford and then Orange CT (nearby) and it was really bad. We now live 25 minutes away from Albany NY. Anyway, Stratford and Orange is bad because the weather is terrible. These towns get alot of icy rain in winter to spring. Stratford climate is very hot and humid in summer and warm Iike crazy in fall to spring. The air quality is bad too. One of my family might got sick because of this. There is nothing too see in this town. This town is dangerous and there is alot of people using drugs and the people are bad and crazy. Every places such as grocery, shopping, eating, etc are long driving around this town. I could tell some more flaws about this town, but I have no time to, so my conclusion is I'll never or not move back to Orange CT and I'll never go back to Stratford CT. Lots of bad and sad things happened when I lived near this place.
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Stratford, CT - A Town For All Seasons

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Nightlife8/10
Dining8/10
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I have lived in Stratford my entire life and I truly cannot imagine living anywhere else. This quaint, little town is nestled along the coastline of Long Island Sound. The district has a total area of about 20 square miles so it's easy to commute from one side of town to the other. Stratford is a family oriented municipality, perfect to raise your children and settle in for a long time. The school system is one of the best in Connecticut including after school programs for younger children. Because of its close proximity to larger towns, Stratford's location is convenient to the nearby malls, theaters, shops and fine dining spots. Stratford is located only 60 miles from New York City, which can be easily accessed by train, highway I-95 or the scenic route of the Merritt Parkway.

Most of the local population is employed at the Sikorsky Aircraft plant in Stratford, which is an internationally known helicopter manufacturer. This town is also very inclined to receive new small business owners to increase the employment rate and population. Local commerce owners have created very close-knit community and network of support with each other. Stratford's officials maintain good relationship with the residents and the workforce alike. Many visitors find the historic appearance of Stratford charming. The town will soon be celebrating its 400th anniversary and many preparations are already in progress. Due to the community beautification plan, many new construction jobs have been created, therefore the unemployment rate in Stratford is low.

Numerous Stratford families belong to the Mill River Country Club situated by the picturesque Housatonic River. The club offers wide variety of activities for the entire family. Golf, swimming, charitable events, summer programs for children of all ages, are just a few that should be mentioned.

Nearby Booth Memorial Park is one of the most visited places in Stratford as it contains historical buildings dating back to 17th century. The Rose Garden and the surrounding grounds offer 20 acres of peaceful leisure time. The local population takes great pride in their town and welcomes all new residents with open arms.
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