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  1. Public Schools
    A-
  2. Crime & Safety
    B+
  3. Housing
    C
  4. Nightlife
    A-
  5. Good for Families
    A-
  6. Diversity
    B
  7. Jobs
    C+
  8. Weather
    B-
  9. Cost of Living
    C-
  10. Health & Fitness
    A
  11. Outdoor Activities
    A
  12. Commute
    B
Old Saybrook is a town in Connecticut with a population of 10,162. Old Saybrook is in Middlesex County. Living in Old Saybrook offers residents a rural feel and most residents own their homes. Many retirees live in Old Saybrook and residents tend to lean liberal. The public schools in Old Saybrook are highly rated.

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$373,200
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$1,529
National
$949
Area Feel
Rural
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    21%
  • Own
    79%
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Old Saybrook 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
B+
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    39.5
    282.7
  • Murder
    0
    6.1
  • Rape
    9.9
    40.7
  • Robbery
    0
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    49.4
    500.1
  • Theft
    415.1
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    9.9
    284

Residents

Diversity
B
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    10%
  • 10-17 years
    10%
  • 18-24 years
    4%
  • 25-34 years
    8%
  • 35-44 years
    10%
  • 45-54 years
    14%
  • 55-64 years
    19%
  • 65+ years
    25%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    18%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    25%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    25%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    26%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    6%
    13%

Working in Old Saybrook

Jobs
C+
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$74,185
National
$55,322
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Old Saybrook Reviews

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A very beautiful and peaceful place to live. Not far home other more "exciting" towns and cities for younger adults to find more entertainment other than the beaches, small hiking trails, restaurants and small bars, mini-golf course, a few different ice-cream places or the froyo shop and small shopping centers that Old Saybrook has to offer. The Best part about Old Saybrook is the lack of traffic during the school year and seeing the town come to life in the summer, with the population tripling, causing a bit more congestion in the towns center, but it's still worth it if you love boating to live in Old Saybrook because you can always get to the shore to relax in just a few minutes.
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Old Saybrook is the most adorable little coastal town. There are so many beautiful places to drive to, walk, and relax. One thing that Old Saybrook could improve on is more entertainment for younger people!
The public schools in Old Saybrook, Connecticut are great. They are not free from your average high school problems since it is a small school, but the teachers prepare you for college. The emergency services are always ready for anything to happen and have good response times. The town is also well versed in shops and grocery stores. Beautiful scenery and beautiful beaches. It feels like a big town with a small town scenery. Many small business owners and there is something there for everyone.