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  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
    B+
Manchester is a suburb of Hartford with a population of 30,364. Manchester is in Hartford County. Living in Manchester offers residents a suburban feel and most residents own their homes. In Manchester there are a lot of restaurants, coffee shops, and parks. Many families and young professionals live in Manchester and residents tend to be liberal. The public schools in Manchester are above average.
About Manchester...
Population
30,364

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$167,700
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$1,087
National
$949
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    45%
  • Own
    55%
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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
    73
    283
  • Murder
    3
    6
  • Rape
    45
    41
  • Robbery
    66
    136
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    256
    500
  • Theft
    2,121
    2,043
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    199
    284
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Residents

Diversity
A
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$55,875
National
$55,322
Children
20%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    9%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    19%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    34%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    31%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    8%
    13%
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Over the past decade, Manchester has steadily evolved to include a lot of businesses which bring in more revenue for the city. I love this town because it has everything I need and feels close to shops, the airport and there are numerous grocery stores. At times the traffic can ridiculous, especially during the holiday season, but I am very satisfied living here.
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Manchester has been a very safe, affordable, and great place to raise a family. It's near everything you could need, the highway, the shops at Buckland hills, and there are many fast food choices to choose from. The public schools are decent, there have been a lot of changes lately that Im assuming will make things even better. Its literally near everything.
Manchester is a very diverse town with people from many different walks of life. It has a beautiful downtown with restaurants, art galleries, churches and locally owned stores.
I would like to see the town government rehabilitate abandoned stores and convert them to recreation centers for teens.