WESTPORT, Conn. -- Westport earned ninth place 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 Town of Westport earned ninth place out of more than 40 municipalities and the safest out of all of the municipalities.
"Westport didn't just rank well because of its money; it also scored well for the lowest student-teacher ratio in our ranking, just 11 to 1, and lots of amenities-places like the Westport Country Playhouse, Sherwood Island State Park, Compo Beach, a bustling farmers market, and the Coffee An' Donut Shop on Main Street," Movoto representatives said. "All of this gave Westport the best score for overall quality of life of any of the places we looked at."
Westport also received high marks for weather but low marks for average commute.
"To top it off, Westport had some of the best weather in the state, with a high average summer temperature of 72 and an air quality score of just 35," Movoto representatives said. "In fact, the only thing really wrong with this place seems to be the high average commute time of 41 minutes -- a small price to pay for the highest quality of life in the state, wouldn't you say?"
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
8. Town Groton
9. Town of Westport
10. Town of Newtown