A-
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Public Schools
    A-
  2. Crime & Safety
    B
  3. Housing
    A
  4. Nightlife
    B+
  5. Good for Families
    A
  6. Diversity
    C+
  7. Jobs
    A-
  8. Weather
    B-
  9. Cost of Living
    A-
  10. Health & Fitness
    B
  11. Outdoor Activities
    B-
  12. Commute
    B

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$161,800
National
$178,600
Median Rent
$823
National
$928
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    28%
  • Own
    72%

Norwalk 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
    89
    273
  • Murder
    0
    6
  • Rape
    0
    41
  • Robbery
    20
    133
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    357
    525
  • Theft
    1,161
    2,081
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    50
    263

Residents

Diversity
C+
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$79,252
National
$53,889
Children
22%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    9%
    11%
  • Bachelor's degree
    27%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    39%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    22%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    3%
    13%
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I like that it's a growing town that's incorporating more commercial businesses to attract people. While it still has the appeal of a small town with small town businesses and a slowed down way of life, there are still name brand businesses and food chains scattered around the town that allows people to stay close to home and still get the joys of a bigger city type of life style.
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It's a good place to raise a family. It's safe, has a good school system, and definitely caters to families. However there isn't much to do and if given the choice I would probably choose to live elsewhere.
One of the local businesses is the local hardware store in Norwalk. It is very small compared to big companies but the service is much better. The owner is a great person and he is very friendly with everyone in the town. The hardware store is very personable and the owner will do a lot to help out a great customer. You cannot get everything you are looking for because is it such a small business and not a big company but for the usual things I would much rather shop here because the owner is so friendly. If you do have an odd or specific item you may need to go to a bigger company in town to find what you are looking for.