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    A-
  2. Crime & Safety
    B
  3. Housing
    B-
  4. Nightlife
    B+
  5. Good for Families
    A
  6. Diversity
    B+
  7. Jobs
    B
  8. Weather
    C+
  9. Cost of Living
    C+
  10. Health & Fitness
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  11. Outdoor Activities
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  12. Commute
    B
Bethel is a town in Connecticut with a population of 19,551. Bethel is in Fairfield County and is one of the best places to live in Connecticut. Living in Bethel offers residents a sparse suburban feel and most residents own their homes. In Bethel there are a lot of restaurants, coffee shops, and parks. Many young professionals live in Bethel and residents tend to be liberal. The public schools in Bethel are highly rated.

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$338,800
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$1,325
National
$949
Area Feel
Sparse Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    22%
  • Own
    78%
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Bethel Rankings

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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
B
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    15
    282.7
  • Murder
    0
    6.1
  • Rape
    5
    40.7
  • Robbery
    0
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    75.1
    500.1
  • Theft
    580.8
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    65.1
    284

Residents

Diversity
B+
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    12%
  • 10-17 years
    11%
  • 18-24 years
    8%
  • 25-34 years
    9%
  • 35-44 years
    13%
  • 45-54 years
    17%
  • 55-64 years
    15%
  • 65+ years
    15%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    16%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    28%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    27%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    23%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    6%
    13%

Working in Bethel

Jobs
B
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$101,473
National
$55,322
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Bethel Reviews

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Bethel is a lovely, quaint little town. Downtown Bethel is filled with adorable little shops and the best place to get breakfast, O'Neils. Bethel has lots of places to eat, many Italian restaurants. Bethel recently opened up a fantastic brewery. Bethel expands and has great shopping stores such as Target and Big Y. Another great feature of Bethel is the safety. The Bethel Police are always watching out. Bethel has a great public school system. Unfortunately, living in Bethel is expensive. The location is great because depending on where in Bethel you reside, there are many routes you can take to travel around the state or you can get on the highway.
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Bethel is a very small time where everyone knows everyone. I love the small town atmosphere, as people are kind to everyone and will help anyone who needs it. In Bethel, we have a place called Bens Bells, where I love to volunteer, that makes kindness bells and coins to spread around the town and give to people all over. Bethel is beautiful in all seasons, especially in the fall and the winter when all of the holiday lights come out, and downtown is glowing. Despite the beauty of Bethel, there is not much to do, except drive to another town or hang out at other people's houses. All in all, I've had amazing expreiences in Bethel.
Bethel is a family friendly town. Small New England Town atmosphere. Hometown of PT Barnum! The Greatest Showman. Residents are passionate about the school system and always looking for ways to improve.