Crime & Safety
Avon has been a wonderful place to grow up. The entire school system is filled with excellent teachers, exceptional leadership faculty and support staff who always support students in all we do. Students are encouraged to participate in internships to help students discover areas of interest, and areas of future study. Local service agencies welcome students to volunteer and learn about the importance of civic involvement and contributions to help our community. I would highly recommend Avon to families searching for a place to raise their children.
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.
The schools in Avon are decent, but the type of people that you get in that town are deplorable. There is so much emphasis and pressure put on students to go to a school simply for the name, not even considering the cost is completely backward. Students that stray from the STEM path, are not supported and are looked down as students that just haven't found their way yet. However, if you can resist the negativity and force yourself to stay positive, and look for opportunities and motivate yourself, you will come out on top.