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  1. Public Schools
    B+
  2. Crime & Safety
    B
  3. Housing
    B
  4. Nightlife
    A-
  5. Good for Families
    A
  6. Diversity
    A-
  7. Jobs
    B+
  8. Weather
    C+
  9. Cost of Living
    C+
  10. Health & Fitness
    A-
  11. Outdoor Activities
    A
  12. Commute
    B+
Newington is a suburb of Hartford with a population of 30,590. Newington is in Hartford County and is one of the best places to live in Connecticut. Living in Newington offers residents a suburban feel and most residents own their homes. In Newington there are a lot of restaurants, coffee shops, and parks. Many young professionals and retirees live in Newington and residents tend to be liberal. The public schools in Newington are above average.
About Newington...
Population
30,590

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$228,000
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$1,163
National
$949
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    22%
  • Own
    78%
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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
    23
    283
  • Murder
    0
    6
  • Rape
    39
    41
  • Robbery
    33
    136
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    196
    500
  • Theft
    2,192
    2,043
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    193
    284
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Residents

Diversity
A-
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$80,315
National
$55,322
Children
14%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    16%
    12%
  • 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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Newington, CT is a great, small little town close to Hartford. It's the type of town where people tend to move on from after completing high school, because there isn't much opportunity for career growth in the area. Personally, I moved on to a work opportunity in Hartford, and the commute from Newington is not bad at all.

The downtown area is small with a few different outstanding services businesses and restaurants. There are a few construction areas with new buildings being built and newly opened coffee shops like Starbucks next to convenient one stop shop super markets and gas stations.

Great place to raise a family in a nice, quiet suburb like Newington.
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What I like best about Newington, is everything you need is within very close proximity, super markets, dental offices, work, school, etc. Small town, plenty of good restaurants, lots of fields for recreational activities. However, poor nightlife, not many evening activities for teenagers. The Newington Public Schools system is very good, however the disciple in the high school can be improved.
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.