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

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$328,600
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$1,196
National
$949
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    17%
  • Own
    83%

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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
    8
    283
  • Murder
    0
    6
  • Rape
    4
    41
  • Robbery
    12
    136
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    171
    500
  • Theft
    473
    2,043
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    33
    284

Residents

Diversity
B
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$110,099
National
$55,322
Children
19%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    31%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    34%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    22%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    11%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    3%
    13%
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Awesome, quaint New England Town with a strong community. This town offers many activities for both families and couples. The center of town is small, but has a beautiful library, several restaurants, a huge park that offers concerts in the summer and non-stop community activities all year long. Overall, a great place to live/visit!
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Simsbury is a great town to raise a family. The town offers many family-friendly facilities, events, and activities. Simsbury Farms has a wonderful community pool, playground, kid's classes and camps, and golf course. Every summer the Hartford Symphony Orchestra has four or five outdoor concerts. There are many playgrounds, parks and walking, biking and hiking paths through the town.
The good is covered pretty well here - schools, safety, and beauty. The bad is that 80 % of CT residents, and over 90% here in particular, are extremely reserved and Introverted. It is very much like Stepford (was actually located in CT) and Pleasantville. If you didn't grow up here it's much harder. Many big fish in small pond. Socially and interpersonally it is ill and broken, probably because of the lack of any diverse and/or larger population. So there's lot of social dysfunction and a sever lack of happy smiling people. It's Very weird that way. The social aspect of things is as bad as the schools, safety, and beauty are good.