By GreatSchools Staff
Education quality score: 94.97
Median home price: $1,053,640
Drive just a few minutes north of Stamford, up to the Five Mile River, and you’ll find the charming community of New Canaan, one of the wealthiest townships in the country. In fact, CNN Money recently ranked New Canaan as the home of the highest median family income in the United States. Replete with elegant turn-of-the-century homes, the town also has a venerable tradition in modern architecture including midcentury homes designed by Frank Lloyd Wright and other luminaries.
For families settling in New Canaan, the schools are no doubt a major attraction. With a budget of more than $50 million, New Canaan Public Schools serves 4,000 students. Its commitment to excellence is well recognized: Connecticut Magazine, in its biannual “Rate the Towns” survey, put the school system first in its category, ahead of more than 25 equally well-heeled communities.
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