November 4, 2015

What is Greater Hartford’s best suburb?

SUBMITTED | Town of Wethersfield
SUBMITTED | Town of Wethersfield

West Hartford tends to get painted as the best suburb in Greater Hartford in a lot of surveys. But that's not the case, according to the latest study by WalletHub.com. Another fringe suburb of Hartford takes the honors.

The distinction goes to Wethersfield. It ranks best among cities in Connecticut with more than 25,000 residents but less than 100,000. Nationally it is considered the 123rd best small city. No small city from Connecticut cracks the top 50, according to the WalletHub.com report.

Manchester was ranked third in the state followed by Newington in fourth place. West Hartford came in sixth among all Connecticut small cities. The other Connecticut small cities in the top 10 were Westport, Shelton, Milford, Middletown, Trumbull and East Haven.

To find the best small cities in America, WalletHub's analysts compared 1,268 cities across four key dimensions: 1) affordability, 2) economic health, 3) education and health, and 4) quality of life. Each segment was then assigned 25 points. Quality of life included factors like commute time, hours worked per week, museums per capita, and coffee shops among other factors.

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