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  1. Public Schools
    A+
  2. Crime & Safety
    NG
  3. Housing
    B
  4. Nightlife
    B-
  5. Good for Families
    A
  6. Diversity
    C+
  7. Jobs
    B
  8. Weather
    B-
  9. Cost of Living
    C
  10. Health & Fitness
    B+
  11. Outdoor Activities
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  12. Commute
    B
Old Lyme is a town in Connecticut with a population of 7,494. Old Lyme is in New London County and is one of the best places to live in Connecticut. Living in Old Lyme offers residents a rural feel and most residents own their homes. Many retirees live in Old Lyme and residents tend to lean liberal. The public schools in Old Lyme are highly rated.

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$398,900
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$1,222
National
$949
Area Feel
Rural
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    17%
  • Own
    83%
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Old Lyme Rankings

Niche ranks thousands of places to live based on key statistics from the U.S. Census and and expert insights.

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
    12%
  • 18-24 years
    4%
  • 25-34 years
    5%
  • 35-44 years
    9%
  • 45-54 years
    16%
  • 55-64 years
    19%
  • 65+ years
    28%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    28%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    26%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    23%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    19%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    4%
    13%

Working in Old Lyme

Jobs
B
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$95,175
National
$55,322
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Old Lyme Reviews

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This was a great place to grow up. It is safe, the schools are good and there is a wholesome small town character to the town.
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we enjoy all 4 seasons here. its new england so either you like it or you dont, but get used to it cause its NEW ENGLAND
theres a lot of little mom and pops around here. you have to travel 10 min or more to get to a big box store