Bolton

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

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$289,300
National
$176,700
Median Rent
$1,140
National
$904
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    12%
  • Own
    88%

Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
NG
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    No Data
    264
  • Murder
    No Data
    5
  • Rape
    No Data
    37
  • Robbery
    No Data
    135
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    No Data
    575
  • Theft
    No Data
    2,114
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    No Data
    257

Residents

Diversity
B-
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$88,625
National
$53,046
Children
16%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    24%
    11%
  • Bachelor's degree
    24%
    18%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    25%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    22%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    5%
    14%
  • Public Schools
  • Private Schools

Reviews

6 reviews
  • Excellent
    2
  • Very Good
    2
  • Average
    1
  • Poor
    0
  • Terrible
    1
I bought my little house in this beautiful, quaint New England town hoping for a simple, tranquil life.

I did not have children at the time; but had heard that the schools here were "top notch".

Everything changed when my 2nd child received a diagnosis of autism at the age of 2; and transitioned into the public schools here at age 3. Our lives became a nightmare. I was appalled at how my entire family was bullied by the school district. Not only did they refuse appropriate basic services (such as transportation) for my autistic child; they treated my other children as if they were leopars; refusing to send the public school bus to pick them up.

However, two other school aged children who lived on my street were being picked up.

I had to constantly pay out money for educational advocates just to get them to provide basic services for my autistic child; which they were already providing for other students. My family struggled financially due to medical bills from the chronic conditions and illnesses of my disabled child. One Christmas, my children could not have presents because I had to give the money to an advocate in order to get the school district to agree to an ABA program for my child.( they were already providing this service to another student; yet refused this for my child).

As if that were not bad enough, my other two children were snubbed and ignored, and then bullied by other children in school and in the community. They were excluded from social events, birthday parties,etc. They suffered emotional damage on account of this. I wish we could move, but we cannot afford to.I am sad that my children grew up under these circumstances. I wish I had never moved here. I wish I could warn others not to move here in case you end up having a child with a disability.
  • Niche User
  • 12 months ago
Overall, this small town has very few incidents of crime.

The new resident state trooper is great!
  • Niche User
  • 12 months ago
Because it is a small town, there is not much room for growth economically speaking, but it's a good place for kids; with good school systems.
  • Niche User
  • 5 months ago