Rating the Towns: 2015

If this group proves anything about Connecticut, it’s the obvious: That if you spend more than $1 million dollars for a home, then chances are you’re going to wind up in a pretty good place to live.

Westport turns out to be “Bestport” this time out, barely edging out the somewhat more affordable Ridgefield. The other million-dollar towns—Darien, Greenwich and New Canaan—also land in the top ten due to strong scores in economy and education.

Interestingly, 11 of the 12 towns at the bottom of this group all have median home values of less than half (and even a third in some cases) of the top towns, a big disparity that isn’t present in any of the other groupings. The good news is that all of these towns are highly coveted places to live that might easily top another grouping if not for the substantial house prices.

$325,000 and Up

 

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This article appeared in the November 2015 issue of Connecticut Magazine

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