Crime & Safety
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.
My experience growing up in Orange, CT provided me with one of the best educations in the nation. The schools allowed me to take challenging courses and earn college credit. The learning environment taught me how to solve problems in the classroom and out of the classroom. For my sister, who has special needs, the schools have made sure to provide her with the best learning environment possible. She has been able to make friends and learn how to read despite her disabilities. In addition, my parents and I have always loved running. The beautiful spring weather and trails across town make it easy to take a jog with my family. If I had to option to live anywhere I wanted after high school I would choose Orange again. The town makes it easy to travel and has a peaceful vibe.