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  2. Crime & Safety
    B
  3. Housing
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  4. Nightlife
    A
  5. Good for Families
    A+
  6. Diversity
    A-
  7. Jobs
    B+
  8. Weather
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  9. Cost of Living
    C
  10. Health & Fitness
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  11. Outdoor Activities
    A
  12. Commute
    B+
West Hartford is a town in Connecticut with a population of 63,187. West Hartford is in Hartford County and is one of the best places to live in Connecticut. Living in West Hartford offers residents a suburban feel and most residents own their homes. In West Hartford there are a lot of bars, restaurants, coffee shops, and parks. Many young professionals and retirees live in West Hartford and residents tend to be liberal. The public schools in West Hartford are highly rated.
About West Hartford...
Population
63,187

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%
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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
    2
    41
  • Robbery
    97
    136
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    239
    500
  • Theft
    2,528
    2,043
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    193
    284
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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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Overall, my experience in West Hartford was great. I lived in there for five years and I attended Conard High School, which is rated the second best public school in Connecticut. In addition, job opportunities were outstanding! Throughout the five years I lived there, I worked as a Chiropractic assistant at a Wellness Center and I also worked for West Hartford Municipal Parking, which is impressive for a high schooler at the time. Furthermore, the town has the best first responders making the town safe. On the contrary, West Hartford's property tax rates are absurd and extremely expensive in comparison to other towns. However, I would rather pay the high property taxes and be able to live in a safe neighborhood with the best schools and great job opportunities!
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I've lived in West Hartford for 14 months. Prior to that I lived nearby for 15 months. WeHa is in the heart of all of it and has something for everyone. Like most of CT, West Hartford lacks in diversity. Aside from that, it offers almost everything else: convenient location, easy access to supermarket + shops, restaurants + nightlife, beautiful parks + outdoor activities, historic attractions - and it's nestled in a state that boasts all the same.

CT is located between NYC and Boston, not far from the ADK, Green Mtns, White Mtns, Acadia National Park, Berkshires, Cape Cod, the north shore of MA, and beautiful beaches in RI. It has many hiking trails, bike trails, rivers, lakes, swimming holes, wineries, breweries, comedy clubs, playhouses, a burgeoning food scene, scenic farms, and festivals of its own to boast of. It's home to Yale and many major companies like Yale Medicine, UCONN Medical, Pratt & Whitney, UTC, various insurance companies, Electric Boat, and others.
West Hartford is family oriented, active and accessible. There are many excellent restaurants to choose from with ample seating. It is safe and clean. A local movie theatre and large bookstore will keep children entertained for a few hours. For something more educational, there is a large library which is easy to get to. The area is easy to navigate and the public transportation makes the area easier to explore. West Hartford is great for long walks and meeting up with friends. It’s fifteen minutes away from an affluent mall. West Hartford is not a town to be missed when visiting Connecticut.