Crime & Safety
A beautiful town that is safe, family friendly, and full of many resources and opportunities for success as well as a fun. I have lived in this town almost my entire life, and I can say with absolute confidence that I have not felt safer anywhere else. You have nothing to fear when walking the streets, day or night, and there is always something to do. The shops downtown, while mostly pricey, are wonderful, Compo Beach is gorgeous year round, and the public schools are some of the best and safest. Furthermore, this town is excellent for raising a family. If you have the resources and can afford a home here (the only drawback to living in this town), I strongly recommend starting a family here. Its' strong, family oriented community ensures that all children have a chance in growing up in a safe town.
While the schools might be above average don't be fooled into thinking that it is anything better. If they were top notch, why do residents need to spend millions of dollars a year on tutoring? If the High School guidance dapartment was better then perhaps the nearly 1 million dollars spent by parents to private college admissions consultants would not be necessary.
Westport offers some of the top public schools in the nation. While I was a student, Staples High School was the number one public school in Connecticut. It offered absolutely the best challenge for me to focus on my education and a plethora of opportunities for future growth. The town itself touches the Long Island sound, is commuting distance to New York City, and extremely involved in local art, music, and plays.