A+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Public Schools
    A+
  2. Crime & Safety
    B+
  3. Housing
    B-
  4. Nightlife
    B
  5. Good for Families
    A+
  6. Diversity
    B-
  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
$1,041,800
National
$178,600
Median Rent
$1,870
National
$928
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    14%
  • Own
    86%

Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
B+
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    18
    0
  • Murder
    0
    0
  • Rape
    0
    41
  • Robbery
    4
    0
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    133
    1
  • Theft
    822
    2,081
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    36
    0

Residents

Diversity
B-
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$162,907
National
$53,889
Children
23%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    39%
    11%
  • Bachelor's degree
    38%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    12%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    11%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    1%
    13%
Places like Westport
More

Westport Reviews

22 reviews
All Categories
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.
Review Westport
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.