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  1. Public Schools
    C-
  2. Crime & Safety
    NG
  3. Housing
    C-
  4. Nightlife
    A
  5. Good for Families
    B-
  6. Diversity
    A
  7. Jobs
    C-
  8. Weather
    C+
  9. Cost of Living
    B-
  10. Health & Fitness
    B
  11. Outdoor Activities
    A
  12. Commute
    A+
West Rock is a neighborhood in New Haven, Connecticut with a population of 6,856. West Rock is in New Haven County. Living in West Rock offers residents an urban suburban mix feel and most residents rent their homes. In West Rock there are a lot of restaurants and parks. Many young professionals live in West Rock and residents tend to be liberal.
About West Rock...
Population
6,856

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$116,811
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$919
National
$949
Area Feel
Urban Suburban Mix
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    79%
  • Own
    21%
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West Rock Rankings

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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
A
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$53,028
National
$55,322
Families with Children
26%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    14%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    10%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    19%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    50%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    8%
    13%

West Rock Reviews

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The general atmosphere is great because you're surrounded by people of various races. But, the crime rate is impossible to escape, just because it's close to the city. In the future, I hope that the area does get better than it is now. Especially when it comes to the crime rate!
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The weather here is not too bad. Depending on how the winter goes, it could be very rough or just mediocre. Since I have been here the winters have been pretty treacherous but they are manageable. However, once spring and summer comes around, it is beautiful here. It is a great time to head to the beaches that are within 20 minutes from New Haven. The weather only impacts my life negatively during the winter because classes and work gets canceled quite often due to snow storms.
Besides the job market and local businesses. The nightlife is great. New Haven consists of a mix between three different universities (Yale, Southern Connecticut, and Quinnepiac). Therefore, there are a lot of great options of bars and clubs in downtown New Haven. However, not always the safest place to be.