Rating the Towns 2013: Median Home Sale price $175,000-$224,999

If you're thinking about a home in a town with low crime and good schools, and have a budget of $225,000 or less, there are a bevy of opetions spread across the state.

Barkhamsted, nestled in the Litchfield Hills, and Union, over in the Quiet Corner, come out tied for the top spot.

Barkhamsted is there thanks largely to top five finshes in both education (No. 3) and crime (No. 5). Union's rank comes courtesy of having a strong local economy (No. 2).

If having a choice of good restaurants is a bigger priority for you than good public schools, Groton--ranked No. 1 in the group for culture/leisure--is a nice option, as are Middletown (No. 2) and Morris (No. 3).

1 (tie) Barkhamsted

population 3,776
crime rate 488.7
2012 graduation rate 93.2
2013 median sale price $209,500
equalized mill rate 15.5
PIC rating 235.06
2013 best restaurants awards 0
voter turnout 78.26

photo by Jack McConnell

 

1 (tie) Union

population 853
crime rate 548.7
2012 graduation rate 88
2013 median sale price $211,250
equalized mill rate 14.34
PIC rating 212.54
2013 best restaurants awards 0
voter turnout 83.23

photo by Jack McConnell

 

 

1 (tie) Eastford

population 1,730
crime rate 351.7
2012 graduation rate 100
2013 median sale price $181,000
equalized mill rate 15.23
PIC rating 214.33
2013 best restaurants awards 0
voter turnout 79.02

photo courtesy of The National Park Service

 
 

3. Marlbourough

4. Woodstock

5 (tie) Southbury

population 6,410
crime rate 564.9
2012 graduation rate 90.5
2013 median sale price $219,000
equalized mill rate 20.21
PIC rating 231.64
2013 best restaurants awards 0
voter turnout 80.39

population 7,945
crime rate 617.4
2012 graduation rate 95.4
2013 median sale price $182,500
equalized mill rate 13.81
PIC rating 219.78
2013 best restaurants awards 0
voter turnout 79.38

population 19,873
crime rate 929.9
2012 graduation rate 93.6
2013 median sale price $200,000
equalized mill rate 17.13
PIC rating 224.51
2013 best restaurants awards 0
voter turnout 80.03

5 (tie) Norfolk

7. Middlefield

8. Columbia

population 1,698
crime rate 743.3
2012 graduation rate 93.2
2013 median sale price $224,448
equalized mill rate 16.29
PIC rating 210.25
2013 best restaurants awards 0
voter turnout 79.04

population 4,436
crime rate 473.9
2012 graduation rate 97.2
2013 median sale price $192,500
equalized mill rate 19.49
PIC rating 239.11
2013 best restaurants awards 0
voter turnout 77.18

population 5,477
crime rate 687
2012 graduation rate 87.9
2013 median sale price $205,500
equalized mill rate 17.36
PIC rating 229.92
2013 best restaurants awards 0
voter turnout 84.5

9. East Hampton

10. Deep River

 

population 12,989
crime rate 1094
2012 graduation rate 94.5
2013 median sale price $191,526
equalized mill rate 17.5
PIC rating 239.03
2013 best restaurants awards 0
voter turnout 78.76

population 4,639
crime rate 637.7
2012 graduation rate 91.9
2013 median sale price $217,500
equalized mill rate 16
PIC rating 234.15
2013 best restaurants awards 0
voter turnout 76.02

 

 

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Rating the Towns 2013: Median Home Sale price $175,000-$224,999

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