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
    B-
  9. Cost of Living
    C-
  10. Health & Fitness
    A-
  11. Outdoor Activities
    A
  12. Commute
    B+

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$382,300
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$1,686
National
$949
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    13%
  • Own
    87%

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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
    283
  • Murder
    0
    6
  • Rape
    7
    41
  • Robbery
    43
    136
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    280
    500
  • Theft
    2,044
    2,043
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    129
    284

Residents

Diversity
B
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$106,475
National
$55,322
Children
17%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    30%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    28%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    19%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    19%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    4%
    13%
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Quaint little town. Perfect place to raise a family. Orange has much to offer. Location is great. The town is situated between just about everything you could possibly need. The town is just an hour train ride away from New York City. Orange has an amazing education system. Children in the town will go to school from K to 8 in in the town then go to the local Woodbridge to join the regional school district. Orange offers lots of history in it's streets. The town offers many events such as summer concerts on the green, holiday celebrations and the annual carnival. The town has a perfect balance of historical farm but also modern town.
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We have lived in Orange for 33 years. I would not live anywhere else. It is a small, beautiful town with strict zoning laws that protect residential neighborhoods. Houses sit on 1/2 to 1 1/2 acres. Seven working farms. Rural feel yet close to everything on the Post Rd. Orange and Amity schools always rank among the best in the nation. Amity HS in 2014 was named the best high school in CT by US News.Wallet Hub named Orange the best town in CT to raise a family. Many Orange kids return and buy houses here when they can afford it. Unbelievable amount of activities for a small town. Yale and Univ of New Haven have campuses in Orange and we are 5 minutes from the culture of New Haven. Perfect location.
Home town country feeling five minutes from anything. Hiking or the shoreline - passing farmland with a mile turn to the post road. Great family activities at high plains community center. Concerts. County fairs - and carnivals. Amity schools one of the best in the state. Four time all state baseball. Little league second to none. Great town sports with dedicated volunteers and a two mike drive to the post road for all your needs and the option of the Merritt parkway or I95 for work. Close to new haven for culture and the best pizza in the US and Yale for that Ivy League feel. All with good size back yards that kids can actually play in their back yards. A community of neighbors that are family focused. Not sure how Bridgeport and High crime cities made your list and Orange didn't. ? Would love to learn why.