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Quiet and peaceful, but not very lively. There could be more of a walkable center, but the center is more of a strip, so that is difficult and not very walkable. Nice rails to trails in town. Schools are good, but overrated. Not enough housing diversity or variety. Families seem to be attracted to the town, but it is very pricey.
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.
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 immediate area is very safe, but surrounding cities have known crime. There is some concern of crime closer to those urban areas.
Avon is extremely safe and clean.
Avon, CT is an amazing place to grow up and raise your children. It's a medium sized suburban town with excellent schools and amazing things to do. There are endless shops and restaurants, and many places to play sports and enjoy nature.
Due to increase in taxes you will find more homes going up for sale. Home are not selling quickly. The avg. home is roughly $350,000. Very low crime rate.
A few pet parks, town community activities that gets everyone out
Area is nice, If you like the outdoors there is plenty to do. Plenty of trails for outdoor activities. Nice little coffee shops. Not much in a way for teens.
Living in Avon, CT is great because it is a very friendly town. People who live here like living here, and are typically very nice to people they see. you can always go to a store or walk down the street and guarantee that you will have at least one person saying hello to you. It is kind of expensive to live here, however it is defiantly worth it. Compared to a lot of other places to live, this town is probably better. A lot of towns and cities struggle with criminal activity. However in Avon there is very rarely ever an arrest made. The biggest crime that usually would happen is a traffic ticket. People don't typically get robbed or hurt.
The area is very spread out and not socially encouraging. Thus causing many people within the area to spend their free time with their own family in their houses instead of out and about.
This is a beautiful place to live and grow up; the residents are friendly and I am glad to have them as my neighbors. It is not always the most exciting place to live, but I would live here again if given the opportunity. I had a great educational experience and am proud to have grown up in the area.
Avon is a beautiful town with a strong sense of community. Its school system is remarkable and one of the best in the state. There is very, very little crime and each resident can feel safe in their home at night. There is beautiful wildlife in the area and it's common to see bears and beautiful birds. Avon is truly the place to live for families who wish to prosper.
There are plenty of places to eat, however many people go to the next two towns over for night life.
It is a small town and a bit closed in terms of job growth outside of retail.
I don't really have an opinion
If anything there are too many "like'' businesses in the area- competition is not a problem. I would however lower the rental rate for space.
Local police are visible, fire dept is a volunteer dept and a fantastic job and response time is is great. They do a great job for a volunteer dept. As far as politics they are all corrupt.
Plenty of options for walking or biking. We have the Rails and trails for walking, roller blading and bicycling, during the winter ample places to cross country ski. There are a few local gyms and many people use the high school track to walk.
Community has a low crime rate, not too much goes on. Police are very visible throughout town.
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