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When most people from outside of the state think about Connecticut, they think of UCONN basketball, the riches of Fairfield County, and beaches galore.
So it’s no surprise that not one, not two, not three, but six of Connecticut’s towns scored on the WalletHub list of 2017’s Best Beach Towns.
The study focused on 227 of the best beach towns across the country, where the ranking was based on affordability, weather, safety, the economy, health and education of residents, and the quality of life.
Coming in at #164 was New London, which ranked 211st for affordability, 151st for weather, 79th for safety, 217th for their economy, 13th for health and education, and 133rd for overall quality of life.
The next Connecticut town that made it was #130, East Haven, who earned 187th for affordability, 137th for weather, 46th for safety, 197th for the economy, 23rd for health and education, and 204th for quality of life.
Next was Stratford at number 120, which got 87th for affordability, 193rd for weather, 72nd for safety, 201st for economy, 22nd for health and education, and 162nd for overall quality of life.
Then came Norwalk cracking the top 100 with number 89, earning 42nd for affordability, 193rd for weather, 67th for safety, 83rd for the economy, 31st for health and education, and 166th for quality of life.
At number 74 was Milford, with 75th for affordability, 164th for weather, 59th for safety, 138th for economy, 21st for health and education, and 160th for overall quality of life.
And finally, cracking the top 50, was Westport at spot number 21, earning the top spot for Connecticut’s beach towns. They earned this prestigious endeavor due to its scores at being number 1 for affordability (which, I don’t necessarily know if I agree with), 193rd for weather, 65th for safety, 63rd for the economy, 16th for health and education, and 150th for quality of life.
Westport also tied for the first spot for the highest percentage of for-sale waterfront property, and had the third lowest violent crime rate out of the list.
Do you agree with their findings? Is your town on the list? Should it have been on the list? Let us know in the comments down below!