Simsbury Ranks High in Best Places to Live and Raise a Family

Simsbury Neighborhoods Highly Ranked for Best Places to Live and Raise a Family

Niche, a market leader in connecting families with schools and communities that are a best fit, ranked Simsbury neighborhoods in its top ten places to live and raise a family in the Hartford area for 2021.

Weatogue was ranked the #1 best place to raise a family in the Hartford area, with Simsbury ranked at #4, and West Simsbury at #7.  This ranking takes in account quality of schools, safety, affordability, and access to amenities for families.  For the best place to live in the Hartford area, Weatogue was ranked #2, Simsbury was #4, and West Simsbury came in at #10.  This ranking takes into account quality of schools, crime rates, housing trends, employment statistics, and access to amenities.

“I love seeing in print what our residents already know – that Simsbury is an incredible place to live,” said First Selectman Eric Wellman. “Our amazing schools, beautiful open space, and engaged residents make this a special community.”  Deputy First Selectman Sean Askham agreed. “It is no surprise that our community ranks at the top in the Farmington Valley and in the state.  The residents of Simsbury truly make this town a wonderful place to live.” 

The rankings from Niche were released in the wake of a very strong year for the housing market in Hartford County.  In January, the Hartford Courant reported the top ten list for single family home sales in 2020; Simsbury was ranked #9.  Single family home sales in Simsbury increased by 20.3% over 2019, with the median sale price increasing by 0.6%

“Simsbury continues to offer an unparalleled quality of life,” said Sarah Nielsen, Executive Director of the Simsbury Main Street Partnership. “Our schools, local businesses, recreational opportunities, and many other amenities make this community an attractive place to live and do business.”

Simsbury continues to position itself as an ideal community to live, work, and play.  The Simsbury Main Street Partnership, in collaboration with the Simsbury Economic Development Commission, has launched a branding campaign that will enhance the Town’s digital presence and provide comprehensive marketing materials that can be used consistently across stakeholder groups.  This initiative, which will include a new tagline, is expected to be completed by the summer of 2021.

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