STAMFORD, Conn. -- Stamford earned the top spot in a new list of the 10 Best Places To Live in Connecticut.
Movoto Real Estate ranked the Connecticut cities using a criteria that included quality of life, total crime, tax rates, unemployment, commute time and weather for municipalities in Connecticut with a population of more than 10,000. Movoto is an online real estate brokerage based in San Mateo, Calif.
"(Connecticut) has some of the most desirable real estate in the country, some of the best classrooms for your kiddos, low crime rates, and even more still, particularly in a select few places," Movoto representatives said.
The City of Stamford earned first place out of more than 40 municipalities.
"(Stamford) placed highly in our ranking for a low student-teacher ratio of just 12 to 1, a median household income 89 percent higher than the rest of the state, and a median home price of $574,900 - 89 percent higher than the Connecticut average, giving it an overall high score for quality of life," Movoto representatives said. "With just 1,934 crimes per 100,000 people, Stamford came in as one of the safest communities in our ranking-great news for residents and commuters alike, and there are plenty of each. After all, Stamford is home to four Fortune 500 Companies, nine Fortune 1000 Companies, and 13 Courant Companies, making it the largest financial district in the New York Metro outside of New York City."
The following is the listing of the Top 10 Best Places To Live in Connecticut, courtesy of Movoto:
1. City of Stamford
2. Town of Bethel
3. City of Danbury
4. City of Middletown
5. Town of Ridgefield
6. Town of West Hartford
7. Town of Darien
7. Town Groton
9. Town of Westport
10. Town of Newtown