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This Fairfield County Town Is Connecticut's Best Place To Live, According To New Rankings

Route 1 (Boston Post Road) in the Town of Darien
Route 1 (Boston Post Road) in the Town of Darien Photo Credit: Google Maps street view

A new report reveals the best place to live in each state, and a Fairfield County town is ranked No. 1 in Connecticut.

The town of Darien was ranked as the “best place to live” in the Nutmeg State according to 24/7 Wall St.

With 21,519 residents, Darien’s population rose by approximately 4.6 percent within the last five years. It has a median home value of $1,248,200.

Darien’s median household income is $208,125. Studies show four out of five Darien adults also have a Bachelor’s degree or higher, prompting 24/7 Wall St. to refer to the town as “home to one of the wealthiest and best-educated populations in the country.” Nationally, fewer than one in three adults has a Bachelor’s degree.

Darien also shines because of its strong job market: only 3.6 percent of workers in the town were unemployed in 2017, which is below the 2017 state and national unemployment rates (4.7 percent and 4.4 percent, respectively).

As a whole, Darien is also considered one of the safest communities in the country. There were only 14 violent crimes for every 100,000 residents in 2017, which is a mere fraction of the national violent crime rate of 383 per 100,000 people.

To read more about 24/7 Wall St.'s ‘Best City to Live in Every State’ rankings, click here .

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