38 reviews
  1. Suburb of Hartford, CT
A
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Public Schools
    A+
  2. Crime & Safety
    A
  3. Real Estate
    B-
  4. Nightlife
    C+
  5. Good for Families
    A
  6. Diversity
    B-
  7. Jobs
    B+
  8. Weather
    C+
  9. Cost of Living
    C-
  10. Health & Fitness
    A
  11. Outdoor Activities
    A
  12. Commute
    B

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$376,500
National
$178,600
Median Rent
$1,234
National
$928
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    14%
  • Own
    86%

Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
A
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    0
    273
  • Murder
    0
    6
  • Rape
    5
    41
  • Robbery
    5
    133
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    76
    525
  • Theft
    703
    2,081
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    16
    263

Residents

Diversity
B-
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$123,894
National
$53,889
Children
20%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    32%
    11%
  • Bachelor's degree
    37%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    18%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    10%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    3%
    13%
  • Public Schools
  • Private Schools

Avon Reviews

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In addition to Connecticut, I've lived in Maryland and North Carolina. I've found both those places to be warmer than CT in more ways than one! Residents here tend to be more curt, less diverse, less friendly. Cost of living and income are higher. Not much for teenagers to do around here. You can go to the next town for a movie or something. The trees are gorgeous, though.
Avon is an affluent town with a great school system. Low crime and a pretty suburban setting, the downside is higher property taxes. It has easy access to major highways and many folks commute to work. The public library is wonderful and there are many walking trails. A great place to raise a family, but not the most affordable place to retire to. Avon lacks a distinct town center like adjacent towns Simsbury and Collinsville and is not as walkable given the lack of sidewalks.
Beautiful, upper-class, New England town. Pros: great schools, beautiful scenery, safe, and quiet. Cons: have to drive everywhere, little economic diversity, not as convenient as some other suburbs to Hartford.