A+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Public Schools
    A+
  2. Crime & Safety
    A
  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
    A-

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$1,332,000
National
$178,600
Median Rent
$1,899
National
$928
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    22%
  • Own
    78%

Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
A
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    10
    273
  • Murder
    0
    6
  • Rape
    0
    41
  • Robbery
    0
    133
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    93
    525
  • Theft
    606
    2,081
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    5
    263

Residents

Diversity
B-
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$168,311
National
$53,889
Children
25%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    35%
    11%
  • Bachelor's degree
    41%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    13%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    8%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    3%
    13%
  • Public Schools
  • Private Schools

New Canaan Reviews

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New Canaan is a great town for raising a family. It's schools are top notch, it offers many family friendly events and gatherings and has an array of parks.
The town itself has a pleathera of restaurants from a 50's style diner to an upscale Italian restaurant. There are sidewalks outlining town from all but one school which makes it a great, safe way for kids and families to walk to and from school and into town.
Review New Canaan
New Canaan is a picturesque small town with so many great community events, excellent public schools, convenient proximity to New York City, and awesome (if expensive) shopping. It definitely represents a suburban ideal. With that being said, it has almost no diversity and there is a lot of pressure to "fit in". To some, that aspect is motivating, but to others it can be quite stifling.
It's not particularly diverse, but is a great place to live because the public schools are some of the best in the state. It's convenient as most activities/shopping can be done in town and only an hour away from NYC.