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Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Public Schools
    A
  2. Crime & Safety
    A-
  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
$330,600
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$1,148
National
$949
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    12%
  • Own
    88%

Cheshire Rankings

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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
A-
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    7
    283
  • Murder
    0
    6
  • Rape
    3
    41
  • Robbery
    0
    136
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    99
    500
  • Theft
    629
    2,043
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    106
    284

Residents

Diversity
B+
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$108,559
National
$55,322
Children
16%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    27%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    27%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    21%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    21%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    5%
    13%
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Cheshire Public Schools are impressively good. They aren't perfect, and students find plenty to complain about, but the staff members are all so wonderful. Nearly every staff member is passionate and truly cares for every student. Other than the schools, though, it's a pretty average suburban town. The accommodations are nice, including a fantastic library, parks, and a public pool, but nightlife is very underwhelming. There's barely anything in town open past 10:00 pm. Overall, the town is a nice place where kids can grow up safely, healthily, and under the great guidance of their teachers.
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It is a pleasant area with safe neighborhoods and quick access to stores and restaurants. Children and adults ride their bikes, go on walks, and use the many hiking trails throughout the area. There are multiple small shopping plazas with food, clothing stores, grocery marts, and a lot of parking. The garden centers are wonderful and have a wide variety of plants. Many people take very good care of their property and the city does a great job of providing after school resources for all ages. There are also events throughout the year that everyone can enjoy. My only complaint is that the taxes are very high, but that is for the whole state of CT. Overall, my experience with Cheshire has been good.
Cheshire is a family friendly neighborhood. The schools are very good and there are lots of youth sports programs. There are Several churches to choose from, a community pool, several orchards and bike trails. There are also many restaurants in town. It is close to interstate 84 and 91 which gives you direct access to the state Capitol, Hartford and New Haven. It is centrally located and close to beaches, whether it is the ocean side or the sound. It is also close proximity to New York City, New York, by either car or train. The closest airport is Bradley International which is only about a 40 minute drive.