Common knowledge and cute nicknames aside, though, Connecticut is so much more. After that, we averaged each ranking for an overall Big Deal Score, with the lowest score being the winner.
It 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. To find out where your city placed, you can skip down to the bottom of the post to see the overall rankings.
Middletown also had one of the lowest student-teacher ratios in our ranking, just 12 to 1, and while it may not have ranked the highest in median household income or home/rent prices, it more than made up for this with its unemployment rate of just 6.5 percent-one of the best in the state.
The Center and the Square is always buzzing with some kind of festival or market going on, the West Hartford Reservoir looks like something straight out of Hyrule, and you can even take your kids to Westmoor Park where they can meet llamas, donkeys, horses, cows, goats, and more.
This town in Fairfield County may have a relatively small population-just over 20,000-but that is about the only small thing about it.
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.
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). Though it is not large, within its borders are an historic downtown, large parks and open spaces, and tons of restaurants and things to do, including, of course, O' Rourke's Diner, which is really all the dining option you'll need.