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  1. Public Schools
    A
  2. Crime & Safety
    NG
  3. Housing
    C+
  4. Nightlife
    B
  5. Good for Families
    A-
  6. Diversity
    C
  7. Jobs
    B-
  8. Weather
    C+
  9. Cost of Living
    C+
  10. Health & Fitness
    B+
  11. Outdoor Activities
    A-
  12. Commute
    B-
New Preston is a town in Connecticut with a population of 908. New Preston is in Litchfield County. Living in New Preston offers residents a rural feel and most residents own their homes. In New Preston there are a lot of bars. Many retirees live in New Preston and residents tend to lean conservative. The public schools in New Preston are highly rated.

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$366,700
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$1,313
National
$949
Area Feel
Rural
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    11%
  • Own
    89%
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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
C
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    7%
  • 10-17 years
    5%
  • 18-24 years
    0%
  • 25-34 years
    11%
  • 35-44 years
    6%
  • 45-54 years
    10%
  • 55-64 years
    28%
  • 65+ years
    34%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    18%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    27%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    32%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    22%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    1%
    13%

Working in New Preston

Jobs
B-
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$95,750
National
$55,322
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New Preston Reviews

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I absolutely love this town. It is where I've grown up and its given me life long friends. Its home to the beautiful Lake Waramaug which is a popular vacation spot for many. But I was lucky enough to grow up with it in my back yard and every day it amazes me. Its home to a lot of little shops and good restaurants. I highly recommend visiting this beautiful little town.
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I have lived in this town and community my entire life. Sometimes I love this town, other times I grow bored of the small town and how it's a far drive to anywhere. As a small town, we have our traditions such as the fireworks at the school, elementary school halloween party, memorial day parade and holiday in the depot.

I could see myself living in this town, or a similar town i the future, that is after I experience a different lifestyle in a different living environment.

In my town almost everyone knows everybody, even if it's only by what girl scout troop they were a part of or if their parents coached the little league and youth soccer teams. A lot of the town supports the schools and attends events such as the school concerts, musicals and plays, and sports games.

I think my town holds potential for the future if we can stick to our roots and still keep growing. I find it sad that not everyone sees and appreciates the potential of a small town.
It is a very peaceful atmosphere, never any noise complaints. Just the other night I saw a fox and her baby in my backyard and you don't get to see that just anywhere. There are so many great places to eat but they are far enough away not to draw attention to my small town. The beautiful hiking trails are endless and never cease to amaze me.