Ansonia

23 reviews
  1. Suburb of New Haven, CT
C+
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Public Schools
    B+
  2. Crime & Safety
    B
  3. Real Estate
    D+
  4. Nightlife
    B+
  5. Good for Families
    C+
  6. Diversity
    A
  7. Jobs
    C-
  8. Weather
    B-
  9. Cost of Living
    D
  10. Health & Fitness
    B+
  11. Outdoor Activities
    A
  12. Commute
    B+
Suburb of
New Haven

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$219,200
National
$176,700
Median Rent
$1,082
National
$904
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    45%
  • Own
    55%

Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
B
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    63
    264
  • Murder
    0
    5
  • Rape
    32
    37
  • Robbery
    95
    135
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    327
    575
  • Theft
    1,476
    2,114
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    158
    257

Residents

Diversity
A
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$43,144
National
$53,046
Children
19%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    7%
    11%
  • Bachelor's degree
    10%
    18%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    26%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    45%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    12%
    14%
  • Public Schools
  • Private Schools

Reviews

23 reviews
  • Excellent
    0
  • Very Good
    3
  • Average
    15
  • Poor
    5
  • Terrible
    0
Ansonia is a small town. The "hilltop" is the better part of the city but multiple family's are starting to rent one family homes which tend to get run down and blight takes over. Times are changing for the worse in our area due to owners selling to landlords who don't live nearby or care to take care of the property. School systems are getting worse because low income and special education are the becoming the majority and we do not have funds to support the services. This town used to be quiet, close knit and generally a perfect place to raise a family. All income levels were supported together. That is slowly changing and low income households and failing commercial businesses are turning this small town into a struggling community. Still enjoy living here and for the most part comfortable and not wanting for anything but the future does not look bright.
  • Niche User
  • 6 months ago
Right near everything I need. Transit fares are going up 50 cents as of 12/4/16, and also Medicaid payments will be downside risked in a few years. This means that rather than the state pay the full amount, the doctor takes whatever Medicaid provides and loses the rest. There will be less doctors to get healthcare from for Medicaid beneficiaries within in the next few years. Very walkable, but getting more expensive to live in CT.
  • Nearby Resident
  • 3 months ago
Crime is not a major concern here. The small town is still full of law abiding residents. You can feel safe at night and some of us still leave our doors unlocked. Times are changing but it has not become an inner city type of atmosphere. This is not due to great police work. The men who protect and serve are merely cops who patrol the area and probably would not be effective if any real crime happens. There is not much major crime here but the acts that are committed do not get solved unless there is crystal clear evidence. Murders go unsolved because the force here is just not skilled or trained for anything that is larger than petty. It becomes frustrating to know the officers who ride around the area stopping small infractions would not be helping or taking charge if anything really tragic were to breakout.
  • Niche User
  • 6 months ago