We’re on a roll!
Six of our towns came in on the “30 Safest Towns to Raise a Child In” list that SafeWise put out earlier this week. This comes after story after story and post after post about how terrible Connecticut is, and how we are consistently ranked the “worst” on everything from highways to job availability.
Connecticut towns on the list include:
- Glastonbury, at number 27 (for being bike-friendly, its Youth Services, and being rated the best place for first-time home buyers)
- Milford, at number 26 (for the Oyster Festival and beautiful beaches)
- Cheshire, at number 25 (for quiet neighborhoods, and its amazing Youth Services Department)
- Simsbury, at number 24 (for low crime rates, being bike-friendly, and its youth music programs are among the best in the nation)
- Westport, at number 20 (for its picturesque town and award-winning middle schools)
- Southington, at number 18 (for its public schools and Apple Harvest Festival, among other family events throughout the year)
- Ridgefield, at number 15 (for its music programs and public schools)
- Fairfield, at number 3 (for its neighborhood programs and investment in public education)
And, most surprisingly, Greenwich, Connecticut came in at number one on the list, due to the fact that it has “private beaches, plenty of parks and recreation programs, and an island sanctuary to help residents escape from the bustle of ordinary life”. It also got its score due to the “many other Greenwich couples with kids” and its community feeling on the Connecticut culs-de-sacs.
With nearly a third of the list being given to Connecticut towns, it might just be the good PR we need to keep the state afloat.
What do you think? Did your town make it on the list? Should it have made it on the list? Let us know in the comments below!