A+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Public Schools
    A+
  2. Crime & Safety
    B
  3. Housing
    B+
  4. Nightlife
    A-
  5. Good for Families
    A+
  6. Diversity
    A-
  7. Jobs
    B+
  8. Weather
    C+
  9. Cost of Living
    C
  10. Health & Fitness
    A-
  11. Outdoor Activities
    A
  12. Commute
    A

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$313,500
National
$178,600
Median Rent
$1,211
National
$928
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    28%
  • Own
    72%

West Hartford Rankings

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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
    13
    273
  • Murder
    0
    6
  • Rape
    3
    41
  • Robbery
    71
    133
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    246
    525
  • Theft
    1,905
    2,081
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    177
    263

Residents

Diversity
A-
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$86,569
National
$53,889
Children
18%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    33%
    11%
  • Bachelor's degree
    28%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    18%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    15%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    6%
    13%
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Great place to start a family or just enjoy the community. Plenty of playgrounds, interactive summer camps, free programs/clubs at the libraries and an up-and-coming downtown area to enjoy. The past few years the town really upgraded the downtown area, bringing in and revamping the restaurants, shops and the overall feel of the center of town. The addition of a large common area with a stage brings the community together as many young musicians and choir groups from the local schools preform along with other live music acts.
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The public school system is great, however improvements could be made on the quality of lunches served, as well as the treatment and handling of children with special needs (ex. ADHD, autism, etc.). Teachers don't seem to know how to handle these children and they are suffering because of the lack of knowledge on the teacher's part. Safety is mostly good, however there has been a recent spike in crime with bank robberies and car break ins. The cost of living is also relatively high compared to surrounding towns.
West Hartford is a good place to stay and start a family. This town has a really good school district because of the education that the children are receiving. The children who attend to West Hartford public schools mostly play a sport or are apart of some curricular activities, which shows how the children of West Hartford are being apart of the community.