DARIEN, Conn. -- Darien earned seventh place in a new list of the 10 Best Places To Live in Connecticut.
Movoto Real Estate ranked the Connecticut cities using a criteria that included quality of life, total crime, tax rates, unemployment, commute time and weather for municipalities in Connecticut with a population of more than 10,000. Movoto is an online real estate brokerage based in San Mateo, Calif.
"(Connecticut) has some of the most desirable real estate in the country, some of the best classrooms for your kiddos, low crime rates, and even more still, particularly in a select few places," Movoto representatives said.
The Town of Darien earned seventh place out of more than 40 municipalities and the safest out of all of the municipalities.
"(Darien) may have a relatively small population-just over 20,000-but that is about the only small thing about it," Movoto representatives said. "With a median household income of $175,766 and a median rent price of $3,550, Darien ranked as both the best paid and the most expensive in rent in our entire ranking. The median home price was not far behind; Darien ranked No. 2 in this criterion with a price of $1,005,800."
Darien also received top marks for events and safety.
"For nature lovers, Cove Island Park and Cummings Park are just a few miles away; there is the Norwalk Maritime Aquarium nearby; and for foodies, Anthony's Coal Fired Pizza alone is reason enough to give Darien a try," Movoto representatives said. "If all that weren't enough, Darien was also ranked the safest place in our ranking, with just 751 crimes per 100,000 people."
The following is the listing of the Top 10 Best Places To Live in Connecticut, courtesy of Movoto:
1. City of Stamford
2. Town of Bethel
3. City of Danbury
4. City of Middletown
5. Town of Ridgefield
6. Town of West Hartford
7. Town of Darien
8. Town Groton
9. Town of Westport
10. Town of Newtown