Sherman ranked #1 among similar size towns in terms of Crime, as it had the lowest crime rate in this category, which is based on the number of major crimes committed in 2002 - 2004 per 1,000 population. Sherman ranked #9 in terms of Education, #3 in terms of Economy, and #6 in terms of available Leisure activities.
However, Sherman also ranked #25 out of 25 in terms of Cost of Living, which calculates the median price of a house and the local property tax burden.
Overall, Sherman ranked #3 in this population group of Connecticut small towns.
Sherman is a rural community, and is the northernmost town of Fairfield County, Connecticut. Its population of nearly 4,000 residents has approximately doubled in recent years. The town borders the northwestern shores of beautiful Candlewood Lake, the largest lake in the state of Connecticut, and also borders New York State to the west. Rural small-town New England charm, along with the beauty of Candlewood Lake, make Sherman an enticing area for residents and visitors.
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