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  2. Crime & Safety
    B+
  3. Housing
    A-
  4. Nightlife
    B
  5. Good for Families
    A+
  6. Diversity
    B+
  7. Jobs
    A-
  8. Weather
    C+
  9. Cost of Living
    B-
  10. Health & Fitness
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  11. Outdoor Activities
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  12. Commute
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Cheshire is a town in Connecticut with a population of 29,208. Cheshire is in New Haven County and is one of the best places to live in Connecticut. Living in Cheshire offers residents a sparse suburban feel and most residents own their homes. In Cheshire there are a lot of restaurants and parks. Many young professionals live in Cheshire and residents tend to be liberal. The public schools in Cheshire are highly rated.

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$332,600
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$1,242
National
$949
Area Feel
Sparse Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    13%
  • Own
    87%
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Cheshire Rankings

Niche ranks thousands of places to live based on key statistics from the U.S. Census and and expert insights.

Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
B+
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    13.6
    282.7
  • Murder
    0
    6.1
  • Rape
    0
    40.7
  • Robbery
    3.4
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    88.6
    500.1
  • Theft
    647.6
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    95.4
    284

Residents

Diversity
B+
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    8%
  • 10-17 years
    11%
  • 18-24 years
    9%
  • 25-34 years
    9%
  • 35-44 years
    11%
  • 45-54 years
    18%
  • 55-64 years
    16%
  • 65+ years
    18%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    25%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    29%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    22%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    19%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    5%
    13%

Working in Cheshire

Jobs
A-
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$112,945
National
$55,322
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Cheshire Reviews

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Family friendly town that is excellent fo raising children. The public schools are relatively good. There is a strong faith community which is important to me as I am Roman Catholic. There are plenty of hiking and outdoor activities to do in the area. Cheshire is a good place to live and commute to work. Hartford is 40 minutes away and new haven is 25 minutes in the other direction. Many people live here and commute to different places of work. I have always loved living here. Cheshire is the kind of town I would like to raise a my family in. There are a few restaurants and bars but for the most part there is little nigh life. However, being so close to those Cities I mentioned, makes the nigh life very accessible. There are also many opportunities for kids to play sports. Cheshire has been a great place to grow up.
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I have lived in Cheshire CT ever since I started Pre-School. I grew up in this town and I can't imagine living in any other town. I have made many friends here from my class mates, teachers, and even restaurant owners and grocery store clerks. Cheshire CT is a great place to raise a family in. The schools are well known and the teachers are dedicated to helping their students succeed. When I graduated from Cheshire High School I felt prepared to tackle college. Along with the great schools there are also many parks where you can take the kids or take your dog to play and unwind. There are not many restaurants in Cheshire but the ones that are, are fantastic. The owners are compassionate about their business and are involved within the community. Cheshire CT will always be my home.
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.