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
    B+

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$318,800
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$1,236
National
$949
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    29%
  • Own
    71%

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
    0
    283
  • Murder
    0
    6
  • Rape
    3
    41
  • Robbery
    60
    136
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    208
    500
  • Theft
    2,145
    2,043
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    170
    284

Residents

Diversity
A-
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$91,875
National
$55,322
Children
18%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    33%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    28%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    17%
    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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West Hartford is a great city to live in; there are so many places for outdoor activities, as well as local shops and restaurants. You will never be bored when you live in West Hartford!
I have lived in West Hartford my whole life and I love it here. We have a great common area here with a lot of shops and restaurants such as Chipotle, Risottos, bar taco. We also have another place just a short walk from this common called blue back square. This little area consists of shops and some more restaurants. There is also a stage that is used every so often for special events like a Holiday Stroll or even a Fire on Ice event for Chanukah.