Living in Connecticut
Located in the state’s capitol city of Hartford, Connecticut Children’s is part of a dynamic metropolitan area that features a variety of amenities and attractions, including world-class dining options and a burgeoning entertainment scene.
The cities and towns surrounding Hartford offer some of best public schools in Connecticut. Of course, Connecticut Children’s is an asset for the area too, as the state’s only freestanding children’s hospital, a teaching hospital affiliated with the University of Connecticut School of Medicine and a leading research facility that is dedicated to caring for children and families.
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Connecticut, home to the championship-winning UConn Huskies, offers a unique New England lifestyle that allows residents to enjoy outdoor activities year-round. Hartford is centrally located between New York City and Boston, a two hour drive from both cities and even closer to tourist hotspots such as Mystic Seaport and Newport, Rhode Island.
Connecticut’s shoreline boasts beautiful beaches and award-winning lobster shacks while central Connecticut is home to many historical sites, theaters, restaurants and museums. Throughout the state, bike and walking trails wind through Connecticut’s picturesque landscape.
- Connecticut Commission on Culture and Tourism
- Visit Connecticut! The Official Connecticut State Vacation Guide
- Connecticut – Travel, Tourism and Vacation Guide
- Central Regional Tourism District
- Connecticut’s Farmington Valley
- Wethersfield Tourism
- Visit New Haven
- Mystic Country
- Northeastern Connecticut Chamber of Commerce
Cost of Living Estimates
Connecticut's Hartford area is surprisingly affordable. To give you a better idea, take a look at how much a salary would need to be in nearby cities to equal the purchasing power of a $50,000 salary in Connecticut's Hartford area:
- Stamford, CT (metro NY area) - $59,053
- Boston - $55,995
- New York - $90,456
Data courtesy of CNN Money