Here’s a report card you should be paying attention to. And you may want to think twice about living in a place that was graded with a D. Niche has come out with its new 2019 rankings of the “Best Places to Live” in Connecticut, but for at least the third year in row, it took a bit of a unique approach: The consumer rankings service assigned a grade, on an A+-to-D scale, to almost every town in the state.

Fifteen communities received A+ grades, topped with towns such as Greenwich, Ridgefield, Avon, and West Hartford. One community received a D grade. The list included sections of towns and city neighborhoods.

To arrive at the rankings, Niche.com took several factors into consideration, including the quality of local schools, crime rates, housing trends, employment statistics, and access to amenities in an attempt to measure the overall quality of an area. Learn where Niche.com’s data comes from.

Niche created a standardized score for each factor, and after weighting each factor, an overall score was calculated, which was again given a new standardized score. Finally, Niche.com created a numerical ranking and assigned grades for each place. Click here to read more about the methodology

Here are the Connecticut towns, and how they were graded:Subscribe

A +

  • West Hartford
  • Avon
  • Simsbury
  • Southport
  • Weatogue
  • Westport
  • Old Greenwich
  • Downtown New Haven
  • Ridgefield
  • Woodbridge
  • Farmington
  • Cos Cob
  • Glastonbury
  • Greenwich
  • Newfield in Stamford

A

  • New Canaan
  • Fairfield
  • Mansfield
  • Riverside in Greenwich
  • Orange
  • West Simsbury
  • Darien
  • South Windsor
  • Cheshire
  • Wilton
  • Glastonbury Center
  • Weston
  • Downtown Hartford
  • East Granby
  • Tariffville in Hartford
  • Madison
  • Redding
  • Rocky Hill
  • Canton
  • Dwight in New Haven
  • Granby
  • Guilford
  • Mystic
  • Westville in New Haven
  • Trumbull
  • Terramuggus
  • Westover in Stamford
  • Collinsville in Canton
  • Newtown
  • Pemberwick in Greenwich
  • Mansfield Center
  • Turn of River in Stamford
  • East Lyme
  • Windsor
  • Byram in Greenwich

A-

  • Bolton
  • Easton
  • North Granby
  • Cromwell
  • Salmon Brook
  • North Stamford
  • Canton Valley
  • Brookfield
  • Andover
  • Middlebury
  • Essex
  • Stonington
  • East Rock in New Haven
  • Bethany
  • Woodmont in Milford
  • Noank
  • Wethersfield
  • North Haven
  • Marlborough
  • Salem
  • Prospect Hill
  • Newington
  • Old Lyme
  • Milford
  • Washington
  • Southington
  • Hamden
  • Long Hill
  • Springdale
  • Niantic
  • Southbury
  • Waterford
  • Bethel
  • Belltown
  • Hebron
  • Roxbury
  • Barkhamsted
  • Old Mystic
  • Georgetown
  • Glenbrook
  • Ellington
  • Saybrook Manor
  • Milford City
  • Groton
  • Suffield
  • New Hartford
  • Salisbury
  • Lakeville

B+

  • Ledyard
  • Tolland
  • Haddam
  • Glenville
  • Burlington
  • Middletown
  • Stamford
  • Lebanon
  • Monroe
  • Wooster Square/Mill River in New Haven
  • Higganum
  • Branford
  • Litchfield
  • Prospect
  • Wallingford
  • Coventry
  • Pomfret
  • Bridgewater
  • Woodbury
  • Waterside
  • Westbrook
  • Willington
  • Berlin
  • Pawcatuck
  • Killingworth
  • Crystal Lake
  • Clinton
  • Old Saybrook
  • South Coventry
  • Kensington
  • Durham
  • East Hampton
  • Chester
  • Lyme
  • Shelton
  • New Milford
  • Middlefield
  • Storrs
  • Groton Long Point
  • Falls Village
  • Cornwall
  • Canaan
  • Columbia
  • Sharon

B

  • Colchester
  • Somers
  • Suffield Depot
  • South End
  • Woodstock
  • Manchester
  • Portland
  • East Windsor
  • Coventry Lake
  • Harwinton
  • Sherman
  • Montville
  • Norwalk
  • Hazardville
  • Seymour
  • Lake Pototopaug
  • Wolcott
  • Bethlehem
  • Plainville
  • Bloomfield
  • Shippan
  • Watertown
  • Poquonock Bridge
  • New Fairfield
  • Heritage Village
  • Bristol
  • Deep River
  • Beacon Falls
  • Vernon
  • Stratford
  • East Haddam
  • West Rock
  • Enfield
  • North Stonington
  • East Shore
  • West Side
  • Oxford
  • Windsor Locks
  • New Preston
  • Norfolk
  • Kent
  • Morris
  • Goshen
  • Ashford
  • Eastford
  • Gales Ferry
  • Bantam
  • Warren
  • Hartland

B-

  • South Windham
  • Sherwood Manor
  • Broad Brook
  • Franklin
  • New Haven
  • Southwood Acres
  • Danbury
  • North Branford
  • Brooklyn
  • Thompsonville
  • West Haven
  • New London
  • Putnam
  • Stafford
  • Plymouth
  • Preston
  • Beaver Hills
  • Naugatuck
  • South Woodstock
  • Stafford Springs
  • South West
  • West End
  • Oakville
  • Dixwell
  • East Hartford
  • Bozrah
  • Quinnipiac Meadows
  • Chaplin
  • East Side
  • Sheldon-Charter Oak
  • Amity
  • Meriden
  • Thomaston
  • Thompson
  • Union
  • Colebrook
  • North Canaan

C+

  • Windham
  • Griswold
  • Derby
  • Winchester
  • Torrington
  • Canterbury
  • Terryville
  • East Haven
  • Lisbon
  • Rockville
  • Blue Hills
  • Plainfield
  • Asylum Hill
  • Killingly
  • Norwich
  • Willimantic
  • Ansonia
  • Scotland
  • Voluntown
  • Hampton
  • Canaan

C

  • Edgewood
  • West River
  • Quinebaug
  • New Britain
  • Sprague
  • Fair Haven
  • Hill
  • Winsted
  • South End
  • Moosup
  • Fair Haven Heights
  • Moodus
  • Blue Hills
  • South Green
  • Danielson
  • East Brooklyn
  • Jewett City
  • Wauregan
  • Newhallville

C-

  • Barry Square
  • Annex
  • Hartford
  • Behind the Rocks
  • Waterbury
  • Bridgeport
  • South Meadows
  • Baltic
  • Frog Hollow
  • Parkville
  • North Grosvenor Dale
  • Sterling

D+

  • Upper Albany
  • North East
  • Arsenal

D

  • North Meadows

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