When most people think of their list of best places to live, it usually includes somewhere nice, quiet, clean, and safe. While it’s not always possible to find all of these qualities in a single place, most people aim to get as close as possible. With that being said, the state of Connecticut can be an attractive place for people who are looking to enjoy suburban lifestyle with easy access to big cities. Located right outside of New York and Boston, Connecticut has been able to draw in people from all over the country. However, for such a small state, CT is full of little cities and towns, and so many options can make it difficult to decide on the perfect place. Whether you’re thinking of relocating to the state, or are already a resident who is looking for a new town, you’re in luck. Here are five of the best places to live in Connecticut.
If you want to experience a piece of the class New England town, Orange is the place for you. Located in New Haven County, Orange is a small town with a population of less than 14,000 residents. While the small size certainly means that there isn’t much excitement going on, for those who are looking to settle down and raise a family that isn’t such a bad thing. Orange is known for being safe and having good public schools, and the town also has several community traditions including the Orange County Fair.
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When it comes to best places to live, safety is usually a top concern. After all, it’s hard to enjoy your home when you’re constantly worried about your safety. With that being said, Stamford is one of the safest cities in Connecticut and has also been ranked one of the safest cities in the country. Stamford is also considered part of the New York City metro area, and is a great place for people who want to work in the city but live outside of it. Stamford also has several public parks, good public schools, and three universities.
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As one of the wealthiest communities in the entire country, it should come as no surprise that New Canaan is one of the best places to live in CT. Full of beautiful colonial houses as well as many modern homes, finding a beautiful home in New Canaan (if you can afford it) should be a breeze. This classic small town is home to a high population of educated people as a result of a great school system, and the area is also known for being very safe.
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Located in Hartford county, Rocky Hill has often been voted as one of the best places to live. Thanks to its central location, residents of Rocky Hill have easy access to Hartford, New York City, and Boston. The town has high sports involvement, and was once voted the #1 Sportstown in Connecticut by Sports Illustrated. Although many Rocky Hill residents commute to Hartford for work, the town does offer several local job opportunities.
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Over the last several years, West Hartford has quickly become one of the best places to live. West Hartford has plenty to offer residents of all ages, and this is one town that’s just going to continue to grow. With the perfect blend of city life and small town, West Hartford is a diverse place that offers plenty of upscale shopping, some of the best public schools in the state, and several private schooling options.
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