Branford

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

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$311,000
National
$176,700
Median Rent
$1,217
National
$904
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    32%
  • Own
    68%

Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
B
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    57
    264
  • Murder
    4
    5
  • Rape
    0
    37
  • Robbery
    29
    135
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    193
    575
  • Theft
    2,087
    2,114
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    82
    257

Residents

Diversity
B
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$71,058
National
$53,046
Children
14%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    19%
    11%
  • Bachelor's degree
    21%
    18%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    27%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    26%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    7%
    14%
  • Public Schools
  • Private Schools
  • Colleges

Reviews

36 reviews
  • Excellent
    3
  • Very Good
    18
  • Average
    15
  • Poor
    0
  • Terrible
    0
My boyfriend and I love the town of Branford and I feel like it's a great place for everyone! Whether you have a big family or you are a single person, the town is a fun yet safe place for everyone. Homes are a little pricey and I would like to see a little more diversity.
  • Current Resident
  • 3 months ago
I moved to Branford eleven years ago with my husband and son while I was pregnant with our first daughter. My son was in elementary school in a different town having difficulty with reading at t he time and we transferred him to Branford schools and he improved tremendously. Branford's town green is wonderful. There are great little shops that are affordable and very good restaurants. During the summer months Branford holds Jazz on the green. It's a great time where people from surrounding communities come to listen to different jazz bands every week.
  • Current Resident
  • 3 months ago
The houses in Branford are still recovering from the great condominium build of the 1980s and 90s, so the town is very slowly getting it's act together. There's still quite a few blighted properties, which you mostly notice as you go further back from the shoreline. Those further back from the shoreline are generally either farm-like, or in the woods, if they're not condominiums. On the shoreline people take great pride in how their houses look, which are generally very close together with small yards.
  • Niche User
  • May 8 2015