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  1. Public Schools
    A-
  2. Crime & Safety
    NG
  3. Housing
    B+
  4. Nightlife
    B-
  5. Good for Families
    A
  6. Diversity
    C+
  7. Jobs
    B+
  8. Weather
    C
  9. Cost of Living
    B-
  10. Health & Fitness
    A-
  11. Outdoor Activities
    A
  12. Commute
    C
Barkhamsted is a town in Connecticut with a population of 3,671. Barkhamsted is in Litchfield County and is one of the best places to live in Connecticut. Living in Barkhamsted offers residents a rural feel and most residents own their homes. Residents of Barkhamsted tend to lean conservative. The public schools in Barkhamsted are highly rated.

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$258,500
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$1,444
National
$949
Area Feel
Rural
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    8%
  • Own
    92%
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Barkhamsted Rankings

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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
NG
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    282.7
  • Murder
    6.1
  • Rape
    40.7
  • Robbery
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    500.1
  • Theft
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    284

Residents

Diversity
C+
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    6%
  • 10-17 years
    13%
  • 18-24 years
    7%
  • 25-34 years
    8%
  • 35-44 years
    10%
  • 45-54 years
    22%
  • 55-64 years
    14%
  • 65+ years
    19%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    15%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    27%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    28%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    25%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    5%
    13%

Working in Barkhamsted

Jobs
B+
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$111,071
National
$55,322
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Barkhamsted Reviews

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I really enjoy the rural setting, and sleepy town feel of it all. However, Sometimes I wish that more was happening in this town! Other than that, great trails, beautiful nature, and fun Geocaching spot!
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I haven’t lived in Barkhamsted for long but it’s becoming my favorite place, all the scenic places and wildlife is amazing. It’s such a quiet area with a lot but really nothing going on at the same time, i love it and i’m glad it’s my new home.
The things I love most about Barkhamsted are the access to surrounding towns and the nature preservations. We have state forests, a ski resort, and hiking trails everywhere. We are 1-2 hours from the nation-known cities such as Boston and New York and some of the best beaches in New England. Although I always joke, there are more bears than people, the town offers the right amount of social events to feel like you are a part of it.