A
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Public Schools
    A-
  2. Crime & Safety
    B
  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
    B+
  11. Outdoor Activities
    A
  12. Commute
    A

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$228,600
National
$178,600
Median Rent
$1,149
National
$928
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    20%
  • Own
    80%

Newington Rankings

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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
    7
    273
  • Murder
    0
    6
  • Rape
    39
    41
  • Robbery
    75
    133
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    407
    525
  • Theft
    2,178
    2,081
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    192
    263

Residents

Diversity
B+
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$79,960
National
$53,889
Children
14%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    16%
    11%
  • Bachelor's degree
    24%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    27%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    25%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    8%
    13%
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Great place to live! A few hours away from New York City and Boston. Great Parks and Recreation Department with lots of activities for children and families. Annual Extravaganza in July with rides, entertainment and fireworks display. Home of the world's smallest natural waterfall at Mill Pond Falls.
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I've been living in this area for about a year and a half now. Overall I can say I really loved it. Prior to living in this area I was living in an overpopulated, high crime town. Newington just has a completely different atmosphere. Looking out my window I see beautiful houses, children all playing together in the streets, neighbors going on walks. Its quite peaceful and definitely a change in scene from where I was living before. One thing about Newington that I can say sets it apart from other places, is that its one of those towns that I think is oriented around families. Theres tons to do, the school system is great, and theres access to so many places such as restaurants, stores, amusement. I really love it here, and I can't see myself living anywhere else now!
I live in the part of Newington that is very close to Rocky Hill, near the Berlin Turnpike. My neighborhood is peaceful and friendly, but I notice that apart from those walking their dogs, people don't tend to take long walks. I believe a big part of this is due to the fact that many of the nearby streets do not have sidewalks. There are many times that I myself would like to take a walk down to a nearby store or restaurant but do not feel safe having to walk on the road. However, living so close to the Berlin Turnpike has its benefits, as there are many things to do in the area and they are mostly all within a short distance.