Why Connecticut?

10 Reasons Why You’ll Love Living in the Greater Hartford Area

Hartford, the capital of Connecticut, is considered “New England’s Rising Star”, as it continues to boast beautiful landscapes, an exciting culture and arts scene, and a growing sports and music following.

Hartford is home to popular music venues, including the XL Center, The Webster Theater, and Xfinity Theater.

The Greater Hartford Festival of Jazz happens every summer at Bushnell Park. Tons of national and international mainstream, cutting-edge, traditional, and contemporary jazz performers will be in playing all week long.

Purchase a day pass to the Travelers Championship at TPC River Highlands, which is a professional golf tournament on the PGA Tour in Cromwell, Connecticut, a suburb just south of Hartford.

Cheer on the Hartford Yard Goats at the brand-new Dunkin’ Donuts Park, named “Ball Park of the Year” in 2017. The Hartford Yard Goats, a Minor League Baseball team playing in the Eastern league, are the Double-A affiliate of the Colorado Rockies.

Hartford is home to the famous Mark Twain House. If you like fine arts, you will appreciate the brilliant art exhibits at the Wadsworth Atheneum.

You will relish the Hartford and West Hartford dining landscape. Grab a bite at one of many delicious eateries or craft brewpubs.

Catch popular musicals like Hamilton at the The Bushnell located in Downtown Hartford.

When working in Hartford you can choose to live in the countryside, on the shore, in vibrant urban areas like Downtown Hartford or in a beautiful, leafy suburb like West Hartford. West Hartford has been ranked “America’s Coolest Suburb” by Travel & Leisure.

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Socialize all nights of the week by joining one or more of CLUBWAKA’s adult social sports leagues in Hartford. Have a laugh playing corn hole, beach volleyball, kickball, flag football, and soccer with friends and new people your age.

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Living in Connecticut makes for great weekend trips. You have access to some of the best cities on the east coast without the burden of their costs of living. If you leave during the morning, then you can be in either Boston or New York City before lunch!

The Appalachian Trail runs through Connecticut for more than 50 miles.

Six Flags New England is New England’s biggest, most popular theme park featuring dozens of three rides, shows, and activities. Located in Agawam, Massachusetts, Six Flags is only a 25-minute car ride from Downtown Hartford.

Living in Connecticut grants you access to some of the best mountains for skiing and snowboarding in Vermont.

The waterfront views are not only gorgeous, but easy to find. Spend all summer long at the Long Island Sound and Rhode Island beaches.

Connecticut’s brilliant fall foliage season typically runs longer compared to northern New England states, offering travelers even more opportunities to see and experience the autumn beauty.

Catch a concert or hit the slot machines at exciting Mohegan Sun or Foxwoods Casinos.

There are plenty of other cities to explore on your weekend adventures, including New Haven, CT, Mystic, CT, Providence, RI, and Newport RI.

Take a peaceful hike or kayak trip either along or down the Farmington and Connecticut Rivers.

Exploring Connecticut’s many state and national parks you will find our collection of waterfalls sitting back in the woods. They make hiking worth it!

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