If you’re searching for your next home, consider the advantages of moving to Connecticut. This beautiful state has always been a wonderful place to live, work, and play. Now, more than ever, you'll find so many reasons to consider making a move to The Constitution State. Here are just a few.
A recent surge in home sales confirms the growing interest in moving to Connecticut. In 2020, over 16,500 new residents relocated to the state.
If you work in the city and you're transitioning to a remote or hybrid career, Connecticut homes give your family more room to grow. If you're concerned about housing costs, you'll find that many homes are more affordable than you imagine. When compared to New York City, Connecticut's housing costs are 50% lower. The overall cost of living is 14% to 48% lower than in Boston or NYC.
Connecticut's city neighborhoods are charming, historic, and trendy. You can settle down in a coastal town, a gated condo community, or a wooded lakefront village. You’ll find uniquely beautiful homes with historic, classic, or contemporary designs. If you must commute to the city, many towns offer convenient passenger railway connections to your destination.
Over the years, corporations such as Stanley Black and Decker, Aetna, Otis Elevator, and many others have thrived in Connecticut. The state offers a broad commercial real estate inventory, convenient access, and a well-educated workforce. Norwalk is currently one of the most active cities for new business relocations, but other cities are also attracting businesses to the state.
Existing and newly relocated companies also recognize the potential benefits for their employees. Connecticut has strong school systems, as well as quality healthcare, and daycare options. The current state minimum wage is $13 per hour.
Connecticut has 138 school districts throughout the state. Great Schools.org lists 1,841 K-12 public, charter, and private schools. Many show high test, progress, and college readiness ratings.
Connecticut is home to many regionally and nationally accredited colleges and universities. Yale in New Haven was founded in 1701 and remains one of the country’s oldest and most prestigious universities.
In addition to the state’s many traditional institutions of higher learning, Connecticut’s Office of Higher Education lists a wide assortment of educational opportunities. These include certificate programs, postsecondary career schools, online schools, and the federally supported United States Coast Guard Academy, in New London.
Arts, Recreation, and Entertainment
Connecticut has leisure opportunities to enhance every resident’s quality of life. One-hundred-and-one state parks provide venues for hiking, fishing, and water sports. You can enjoy dining at restaurants featuring Asian, Jamaican, seafood, and many other cuisines. Entertainment venues feature live classical, contemporary, jazz, and many other music styles.
Craft breweries, wineries, and farms schedule private tours and special events. The state boasts a thriving arts community with dozens of museums and art galleries. Residents enjoy casino gambling and seasonal and holiday events throughout the year. If you need more excitement, New York City is a short commute away.
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We know you'll love living in Connecticut. If you want to know more about relocating to our beautiful state, give us a call at (860)329-6085 or leave a message on our contact page.