Connecticut has a lot of nice cities and towns available to move to. It’s not always easy to move, especially when you’re a single mother but finally you’re in the position to make that step and you want to start looking at your options. Connecticut has something for everyone and no matter what you’re looking for, you can likely find it in this state. It doesn’t matter if you’re moving to the state for the first time or you’ve lived here for awhile, nobody can blame you for wanting to live here.
No matter what you’re looking for, let’s go through five cities for you to consider. If nothing else, you can weigh the cities you see here and perhaps use this list as a resource or a guide to make a final decision.
1. Stamford, CT
Stamford has earned a spot on the list and there are several reasons for that. Between museums to nature centers, to Mexican hot chocolate, this city has a lot going for it. Not only did this city rank well in amenities, it ranked well in student to teacher ratio, and median household income. The median home price is higher than some of the other options and the crime rates are low, making it one of the safest communities on the list.
2. Middletown, CT
Middletown is a small town in Middlesex County. It has a historic downtown, beautiful open spaces, and parks to compliment it. It also features several restaurants, although if you do go here, you must try their banana bread. It has one of the lowest student to teacher ratios and is one of the least expensive places in Connecticut. The median household income didn’t rate the highest but the unemployment rate did rate fairly low which makes up for that.
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3. West Hartford, CT
This city made the list for being affluent and having a lower than average commute time. It has great weather, a great student to teacher ratio, tons of wonderful amenities, and a great quality of life. The center and the square is always buzzing about some sort of festival so you don’t have to worry about a lack of activities.
4. Newtown, CT
This is a city that has the small town tight-knit feel if that’s what you’re looking for. Not to mention, it’s only 60 miles from New York city if that makes a difference to you. The home prices are high but the median household income is also high so that makes up for it. It may not have the highest number of amenities, the ones it does have are more than enough to make up for it.
5. Groton, CT
This city is a cozy community with a cute name. It has a short commute time and it has low crimes, which are things it has going for it. The student to teacher ratio is impressive and the community gives off a warm feeling to those in it. The only point you really want to think about is the cost of living which is relatively expensive.
Let’s not forget that these are only some options available in Connecticut and there are other cities you can consider when making a move. Take everything into consideration and keep in mind that everything you read is based on opinion unless it’s done by actual research, which sometimes it is. Even so, you should always do your own research and weigh in your pros and cons to decide what you can live with and without before you make a move.
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