Connecticut

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Connecticut

West Haven

Nearest city: New Haven
Population: 54,765
Median household income: $63,191

West Haven is home to the University of New Haven and is about five miles from Yale University. Families can spend a day at Bradley Point Park beach and Sandy Point bird sanctuary.

Runners-up:
East Hartford
Norwalk

Click here to see the 2010 version of the Best Places to Raise Your Kids