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Glastonbury is a suburb of Hartford with a population of 34,677. Glastonbury is in Hartford County and is one of the best places to live in Connecticut. Living in Glastonbury offers residents a suburban feel and most residents own their homes. In Glastonbury there are a lot of coffee shops and parks. Many families live in Glastonbury and residents tend to be liberal. The public schools in Glastonbury are highly rated.
About Glastonbury...
Population
34,677

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$343,600
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$1,194
National
$949
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    19%
  • Own
    81%
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Glastonbury Rankings

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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
    35
    283
  • Murder
    0
    6
  • Rape
    14
    41
  • Robbery
    20
    136
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    214
    500
  • Theft
    1,124
    2,043
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    121
    284
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Residents

Diversity
B
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$108,600
National
$55,322
Children
19%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    32%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    28%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    20%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    16%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    4%
    13%
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Extremely well kept, safe town. A very nice, welcoming community with lots of fun things to do in our own hometown! From strawberry picking, to top restaurants, and views over the CT river, Glastonbury seems to have all you could ask for in a small town.
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I have lived in Glastonbury for 47 years (give or take a couple years while I was away at college and slightly after graduating). It is the perfect town to raise a family. The school systems are excellent and the community has much to offer. The center of town is enjoyable to visit, shop, and dine including the Riverfront which offers beautiful park grounds sporting fields, basketball courts, playscape, boat launch, walking paths and a boat house. The multiple generations of family owned farms within the town give a warm New England experience. It is a very desirable town to live In that is East of the CT River.
I will never understand the positive reviews, though good for those who had a different experience than I did. I spent 10 miserable years in Glastonbury. I couldn't get out fast enough. Snobby new money, and no amount of quaintness could overcome the attitudes. You couldn't pay me enough to live there again. I know a few people who were in school there at different times than I was, and the sentiment was pretty universal. Awful. Teachers catered to the rich or popular kids, left the others behind, and the admin was worse. I only know of one or two teachers who come to mind who actually tried to make a difference.