Best Place to Raise Kids in Connecticut: Kensington

Nearby city: Hartford
Population: 8,567
Median family income: $83,352
Avg. school math score: 95.71 (State avg.: 88.2)
Avg. school reading score: 89.7 (State avg.: 80.68)

Kensington, about 14 miles from Hartford, once again took the top spot in Connecticut. It is home to the Mary E. Griswold School, identified by as an exceptional elementary school, as well as such private schools as St. Paul School and Mooreland Hill School. Kensington also has a number of child day-care centers, according to Onboard Informatics.

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