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Overall Niche Grade
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  1. Public Schools
    A+
  2. Crime & Safety
    NG
  3. Housing
    C
  4. Nightlife
    C+
  5. Good for Families
    A
  6. Diversity
    C+
  7. Jobs
    C+
  8. Weather
    B-
  9. Cost of Living
    C-
  10. Health & Fitness
    B+
  11. Outdoor Activities
    A
  12. Commute
    B-
Lyme is a town in Connecticut with a population of 2,423. Lyme is in New London County. Living in Lyme offers residents a rural feel and most residents own their homes. Many retirees live in Lyme and residents tend to lean conservative. The public schools in Lyme are highly rated.

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$513,900
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$1,568
National
$949
Area Feel
Rural
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    14%
  • Own
    86%
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Lyme 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
NG
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    282.7
  • Murder
    6.1
  • Rape
    40.7
  • Robbery
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    500.1
  • Theft
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    284

Residents

Diversity
C+
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    8%
  • 10-17 years
    7%
  • 18-24 years
    5%
  • 25-34 years
    5%
  • 35-44 years
    10%
  • 45-54 years
    15%
  • 55-64 years
    18%
  • 65+ years
    32%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    27%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    32%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    18%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    17%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    5%
    13%

Working in Lyme

Jobs
C+
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$84,922
National
$55,322
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Lyme Reviews

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Groton, New London, New York or Boston are where you work; you LIVE in Lyme. Tiffany Farms is a gem; just conducted the annual Tour de Lyme. Reynolds Subaru and marina on the Connecticut River. Shopping as near as Halls Road; excellent shopping & train station in Old Saybrook. Niche says the town leans conservative, that is not accurate. Love the preserves, air quality, rural feel. Favorable tax structure, disciplined fiscal policies. People keep to themselves, but step up to Community need. Volunteer opportunities. Some of the finest neighbors and friends we've met after living all over the Country - both coasts, North, and South. Love it here.
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Beautiful natural lands that the community has worked very hard to preserve and maintain. Quiet community where people respect each other's privacy but are also kind and neighborly to one another. Many local businesses and farms tucked away within Lyme.
Theres not much in Lyme or Old Lyme but the things that are there are quality.