DANBURY, Conn. -- The city of Danbury earned third 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 City of Danbury earned third place out of more than 40 municipalities.
"Danbury may be best known for being the home of Western Connecticut State University -- or for its rich history in the hat industry. Okay, maybe this is a less known fact, but indeed, Danbury has a rich history in the industry of making hats, and in fact, is nicknamed Hat City," Movoto representatives said. "Hat trivia aside, Danbury ranked highly in our analysis for its overall rank in quality of life, mostly due to a student-teacher ratio of just 13 to 1 and some of the higher median rent and home prices in the state; for its good score in weather; and for its high number of amenities (including, we'd imagine, many hat stores)."
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