A+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Public Schools
    A+
  2. Crime & Safety
    A-
  3. Housing
    A-
  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
    A-

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$328,600
National
$178,600
Median Rent
$1,148
National
$928
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    15%
  • Own
    85%

Simsbury Rankings

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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
A-
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    4
    0
  • Murder
    0
    0
  • Rape
    4
    41
  • Robbery
    4
    0
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    50
    1
  • Theft
    452
    2,081
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    42
    0

Residents

Diversity
B
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$113,355
National
$53,889
Children
19%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    30%
    11%
  • Bachelor's degree
    35%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    21%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    11%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    3%
    13%
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Simsbury Reviews

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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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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.
The weather in Simsbury is not bad and it is not great. The summers are hot, ranging from 70s to high 90s in temperature. In autumn, a light jacket is preferred, although some days the weather can be really nice. The winters are cold and we receive a lot of snow, which can be expected being that Simsbury is in the northeast. The snow is a help for some students who dislike school, canceling a total of 7-10 school days and some additional delays. Lastly, the spring is the best season here in my opinion. The temperature is a mixture of tolerable and pleasing and the sights are gorgeous with all the plants growing back. The most important items in my wardrobe are of course a coat, for those mornings when I have to go out and shovel atleast a half foot to two feet of snow. I have some light jackets for fall and beginning of spring weather, and shorts and t-shirts for the late spring and summer weather. Natural Disasters do not usually occur here, however there have been some incidents. For example, Simsbury experienced two really bad snow storms in consecutive years around the exact same time! Most schools were cancelled for a week. Simsbury used its school as a shelter because power was out for almost everyone. Both years the storm happened at the end of October and Halloween was cancelled and put off for a later date. It was a disaster. But for the most part, the weather is okay with the occasional overflow of snow.