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  1. Public Schools
    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
    A
  11. Outdoor Activities
    A
  12. Commute
    B+
Farmington is a suburb of Hartford with a population of 25,596. Farmington is in Hartford County and is one of the best places to live in Connecticut. Living in Farmington offers residents a dense suburban feel and most residents own their homes. In Farmington there are a lot of restaurants, coffee shops, and parks. Many young professionals and retirees live in Farmington and residents tend to be liberal. The public schools in Farmington are highly rated.
About Farmington...
Population
25,596

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$327,900
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$1,277
National
$949
Area Feel
Dense Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    27%
  • Own
    73%
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Farmington 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
    31.3
    282.7
  • Murder
    0
    6.1
  • Rape
    15.7
    40.7
  • Robbery
    27.4
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    156.5
    500.1
  • Theft
    1,816
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    129.2
    284

Residents

Diversity
B+
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    10%
  • 10-17 years
    11%
  • 18-24 years
    7%
  • 25-34 years
    11%
  • 35-44 years
    12%
  • 45-54 years
    15%
  • 55-64 years
    15%
  • 65+ years
    19%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    29%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    27%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    21%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    18%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    4%
    13%

Working in Farmington

Jobs
B+
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$94,785
National
$55,322
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Farmington Reviews

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Love this town. We moved to Farmington 5 years ago with the intent of raising our family here. Tons of rich history, beautiful old homes, great public schools, and a community that values maintaining a town culture that balances development with preserving and protecting the areas natural beauty. Taxes are relatively low (in comparison to other towns in CT) because of a broad corporate tax base.

The drawbacks in Farmington include: a lack of many available homes and they seem to be more expensive than some other towns. Terrible traffic on Rte 4 during rush hour (they are working on correcting this), and our worry about raising children in a town that isn't especially diverse and (in some areas) is super affluent. Overall the benefits far outweigh the drawbacks!
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Everything in my opinion about Farmington is perfect! The schools are amazing and even the "night life". With Unionville Center here, there are restaurants and other places to go and spend time in. There are great little league teams and other types of sports to help develop the youth.
I was born and raised in Farmington and am still here 26 years later. The town is lovely, full of beautiful older homes and buildings with a rich history. The education I received was amazing and really I think top notch. I would have to say though that in recent years, Farmington is losing some of its small town feel. The town is now filled with medical buildings, with new ones popping up what seems like every day. Houses and land are being demolished to put in new commercial buildings at a rapid rate. There are also city buses that are traveling down residential areas, which I just think takes away from the small town feel. There is also a car break in problem, being so close to the highways farmington is an easy target. I love it here, but it is changing and I am not sure I like where it is going.