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

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$286,400
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$1,325
National
$949
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    41%
  • Own
    59%

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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
    66
    283
  • Murder
    0
    6
  • Rape
    53
    41
  • Robbery
    88
    136
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    197
    500
  • Theft
    1,237
    2,043
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    163
    284

Residents

Diversity
A
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$67,430
National
$55,322
Children
17%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    13%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    18%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    22%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    30%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    17%
    13%
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I moved here in 2003. Danbury was quieter. I didn't like that people went to bed by 10 PM! In all these years Danbury has done nothing but improve! Even during recession, Danbury thrived and still does. There are MANY new Restaurants, Homes, Improvements to existing locations and new build. The people here are Fantastic! If you're stopped at a red light and it turns green and you don't move right away, Danbury people will not honk the horn! If the car behind you honks, it's for sure a New Yorker! Everyone here is friendly. Having lived in Flushing, White Plains, Manhattan, New Rochelle, and Dobbs Ferry, I can say that Danbury is a little boring. There are a TON of bars. I would love if Danbury was walkable to Eateries, Cafes, etc., but it's not. You definitely need a Car unless your Downtown and walk there. There is always room for improvement in my opinion. I wish Downtown was nicer, a little more high-end..CHARMING! like Mt. Kisco, Ridgefield, or Rye!
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Danbury is becoming the "it" city in Fairfield County. It is in the perfect location. The houses have charm. There are numerous schooling choices: great magnets, local schools, private schools, a Montessori school, catholic schools, a Lutheran School, a community of 100 homeschooling families. There is a charter school coming to Danbury!

We live in the Park Avenue/City Center area and have seen our neighbors houses sell fast! The whole downtown scene has taken off. The ethnic food restaurants that are so affordable and delicious.

There are amazing hiking trails at Tarrywile Park and "Tinkergarten," and an outdoor learning program which takes place on Fridays and Saturdays at Tarrywile Park.

The whole vibe of Danbury is like Northern California.

The town is walkable, every store is 5 minutes or less! .

There is no other town as hip as Danbury in Fairfield County.
This town is extremely diverse which is a huge advantage to kids growing up here. People from around our county visit Danbury for many of our services like our mall, restaurants, etc. There are city-like areas and nice green-spaces, so it fits many people's preferences. The public library is great and there are too many quality restaurants to count. The city has a lot of history being an old hat-making industry and hosting the Danbury Fair. I hope my children grow up in a place like Danbury, and I would highly recommend it!