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Overall Niche Grade
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  1. Public Schools
    B+
  2. Crime & Safety
    NG
  3. Housing
    C+
  4. Nightlife
    B-
  5. Good for Families
    B
  6. Diversity
    B
  7. Jobs
    B-
  8. Weather
    C+
  9. Cost of Living
    C+
  10. Health & Fitness
    B
  11. Outdoor Activities
    A
  12. Commute
    B-
Preston is a town in Connecticut with a population of 4,693. Preston is in New London County. Living in Preston offers residents a rural feel and most residents own their homes. Many retirees live in Preston and residents tend to have moderate political views. The public schools in Preston are above average.

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$242,800
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$1,157
National
$949
Area Feel
Rural
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    14%
  • Own
    86%
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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
B
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    11%
  • 10-17 years
    8%
  • 18-24 years
    8%
  • 25-34 years
    10%
  • 35-44 years
    11%
  • 45-54 years
    18%
  • 55-64 years
    16%
  • 65+ years
    19%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    9%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    14%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    36%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    35%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    6%
    13%

Working in Preston

Jobs
B-
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$74,083
National
$55,322
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Preston Reviews

2 reviews
I like that it's a quiet and peaceful place. I like that Norwich is close by. The library is not that far. There are a few restaurants in the town or nearby. The Preston park is five minutes from my house and is a really nice place. It consists of a tennis court, basketball court, softball/baseball fields, a sand track, two playgrounds, three swing sets and a woods area. Overall, Preston is a really nice place.
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Not that great of a town, not many opportunities to grow. All right if you like the suburban life style.