Bridgeport

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

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$176,000
National
$176,700
Median Rent
$1,098
National
$904
Area Feel
Urban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    59%
  • Own
    41%

Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
C
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    466
    264
  • Murder
    7
    5
  • Rape
    62
    37
  • Robbery
    369
    135
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    764
    575
  • Theft
    1,625
    2,114
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    510
    257

Residents

Diversity
A+
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$41,204
National
$53,046
Children
21%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    6%
    11%
  • Bachelor's degree
    10%
    18%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    26%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    32%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    26%
    14%
  • Public Schools
  • Private Schools
  • Colleges

Reviews

259 reviews
  • Excellent
    9
  • Very Good
    45
  • Average
    157
  • Poor
    40
  • Terrible
    8
Bridgeport is a mosaic for all types of cultures and lifestyles. The city is so diverse that you can enjoy cuisine from different parts of the world all on the same block. Bridgeport hosts a bunch of events during all seasons there is something to do regardless of your interest and hobbies. The city is family friendly with tons to offer families like education, recreational activities, and amusement. For singles, Bridgeport has a budding night life and several hot spots to be social and enjoy poetry, food, or arts!
  • Current Resident
  • 14 days ago
Bridgeport itself is not the best place to live alone or travel into. The public schools are ranked the lowest in the state. Crime is very high and financially the city is near bankrupt. If you live in the black rock area you will have tons of restaurants, bars, and activities to choose from! Blsck Rock and North send of Bridgeport are the safest areas. Fairfield, Trumbull, Milford all have easy access from Bridgeport and much safer!
  • Current Resident
  • 2 months ago
Bridgeport is the heart of Connecticut, known for it's rich history. Bridgeport is the biggest city in Connecticut, population over 147,000 according to the United States Census Bureau. Being the biggest city in CT, Bridgeport offers tremendous economic potential. Bridgeport is business friendly and has great real estate potential. What I like most about Bridgeport is there commitment to safety and jobs opportunity that continues to expend. It's diversity of people and ideas has transform this city for the better.
  • Current Resident
  • 11 days ago