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

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$293,100
National
$178,600
Median Rent
$1,047
National
$928
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    10%
  • Own
    90%

Crime & Safety

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

Residents

Diversity
B-
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$97,019
National
$53,889
Children
15%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    25%
    11%
  • Bachelor's degree
    26%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    25%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    19%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    5%
    13%
  • Public Schools
  • Private Schools

Bolton Reviews

9 reviews
All Categories
Very small town, with that small town attitude. Our school system must be the best at the expense of all other services offered by the town. The fight over the budget is scary. Every year school budget increases even though students actually from bolton, decline. We ship in students from other towns to increase our enrollment, at a cost to us. We really need to unfortunately let go of some of our teachers like Hebron did. We can only reduce Sped so much before we end up in major trouble again. We can only push so many undesired Bolton resident students out. I for one actually planed on living here long term, but I can only give up so much. The budget goes up every year in order for the families with school age children, who move here to get the very best public education. Then have their children graduate and move out of town lickety split, leaving the rest of us with an exorbitant tax bill.
Review Bolton
Quiet, country town. Family friendly with great schools. The location allows for an easy commute to Hartford.
Overall, this small town has very few incidents of crime.

The new resident state trooper is great!