Rating 4.07 out of 5 44 reviews
I like that there are many community events that are open to anyone and everyone. The education system is also very good and Orange is located near multiple cities and towns that are filled with stores, entertainment places, and more. There are many scenic areas in Orange and it is a nice suburban area.
Although I have only lived in Orange for a few years now, it is a lovely place to raise a family and the school system is one of the best in the state.
Moved from Stamford about 16 years ago, love the town it’s self, but the surrounding towns and cities are less to be desired , New Haven ,west Haven, being so close by it’s kinda of disturbing , if I looked into this before moving here I may have not, but you have all the shopping ,restaurants and highways you need .the town itself is great , people pretty much keep to them selves.
Orange is a great town. It is a suburban town outside of New Haven. Orange is a great place to raise kids. It is quiet and there is space to have a backyard. The school system is great as well. Orange has many cute farms but also has the post road running through it with many businesses. The poeple are very nice in Orange.
I have lived in Orange all my life, and it has been an overall good experience. I attended the public school system here and got a quality education. All of the teachers were very good. The town is very family friendly, offering multiple town events per year such as the fair and the carnival. It is easy to commute in Orange as the roads are usually not busy. It is not very easy to find a job in Orange, and many residents commute to neighboring towns to work. Orange is a very pleasant place to live, and everyone you meet is very kind.
small town. nice and quiet. great school. farmers markets and athletic clubs to join. police department and fire are great. close to city so access to shopping and grocery stores is easy.
Orange is a great town to grow up in (especially in the fall, its absolutely beautiful). Though it may seem boring at times, its truly the people you meet here that make it unforgettable.
I moved here from a busy town in New York. The town of Orange has a very warm welcoming to every person who lives here or simply passes through. The school district is phenomenal and the community is like family. We are close to two main highways as well as Route 1 with tons of stores and restaurants. There is plenty to do here and see, and luckily we are in between Hartford, CT, and New York City. I would not want to be anywhere but here.
I grew up in Orange and it was a wonderful place to live. The school system was fantastic and allowed to me excel in college and in my career. My friends were the best I could have had. The culture of the town is one of a rural small town, despite being modern and suburban complete with town fairs including volunteer firemen's carnival and other festivals encouraging unity in the community. The community in Orange is very charitable, the people who live here know it is not a cheap place to live and therefore make donations through schools, religious institutions and the community center to support those living through hard times.
Orange is a very small town that severely lacks diversity. Although the community is very friendly, it is far from supportive if you belong to a minority group.
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.
Growing up in Orange is truely a blessing. My neighbors are very friendly and invite my family and I to breakfast all the time. The schools have great education and I've made some of my oldest friends at the elementary schools. It's safer than any other town I know, and is the ideal living community.
Since most of the homes have 2 acres of land, it is difficult to have a close neighborhood. However, there are community activities such as carnivals, fireworks, hayrides, harvest parties, etc...that encourage a sense of community.
There is not really any crime, and the police are always responsive.
I love my town. Things are constantly improving; people are always getting involved and trying to help others. I want to live here and raise my family here when the time comes.