Avon

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

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$379,000
National
$176,700
Median Rent
$1,253
National
$904
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    14%
  • Own
    86%

Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
A
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    5
    264
  • Murder
    0
    5
  • Rape
    5
    37
  • Robbery
    0
    135
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    108
    575
  • Theft
    770
    2,114
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    43
    257

Residents

Diversity
B-
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$116,565
National
$53,046
Children
21%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    32%
    11%
  • Bachelor's degree
    37%
    18%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    18%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    11%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    3%
    14%
  • Public Schools
  • Private Schools

Reviews

37 reviews
  • Excellent
    4
  • Very Good
    11
  • Average
    19
  • Poor
    3
  • Terrible
    0
In addition to Connecticut, I've lived in Maryland and North Carolina. I've found both those places to be warmer than CT in more ways than one! Residents here tend to be more curt, less diverse, less friendly. Cost of living and income are higher. Not much for teenagers to do around here. You can go to the next town for a movie or something. The trees are gorgeous, though.
  • Current Resident
  • 3 months ago
Beautiful, upper-class, New England town. Pros: great schools, beautiful scenery, safe, and quiet. Cons: have to drive everywhere, little economic diversity, not as convenient as some other suburbs to Hartford.
  • Current Resident
  • 3 months ago
Quiet and peaceful, but not very lively. There could be more of a walkable center, but the center is more of a strip, so that is difficult and not very walkable. Nice rails to trails in town. Schools are good, but overrated. Not enough housing diversity or variety. Families seem to be attracted to the town, but it is very pricey.
  • Current Resident
  • 3 months ago