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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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.
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West Hartford is a very safe and secure town to live in. There’s a wide range of fun things to do such as walking trails, parks, swimming pools etc. West Hartford Center is a very fun place to hangout with friends both at night and during the day. It has a lot of different kinds of restaurants (italian, pizza, taco places), a library, a bookstore, music store and retail stores. You can do pretty much everything there. The parking lots are also easily accessible which makes it even better. The schools are also amazing and highly rated. Overall, living in West Hartford is a pretty pleasant experience.
West Hartford is a great town to live in if you're raising a family and looking for top-notch education. While it might not have the best special-education curriculum, its public schools are equivalent to the best private schools in the state. It's definitely on the pricey side but can be managed if you're looking for something more affordable. Close to Hartford and New Haven so night life is accessible, if not hopping. Is mostly white but still has a diverse population overall.