5 Reasons to Move to Connecticut

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 The 2010 Census revealed that Connecticut’s population was 3,574,097, while the most recent statistics show that number has increased to about 3.59 million. While there are many reasons to consider moving to this New England state, these five might just convince you to start checking out the homes for sale in Connecticut so that you can contributing to its rising number of happy residents.

It’s One of the Most Scenic Places to be In Every Season

The autumn foliage in Connecticut is some of the most scenic you’ll ever experience, with tranquil country lanes edges by brilliant golds, vibrant oranges and fiery reds. It’s also the state with the longest leaf-peeping season in all of New England and it hosts a wealth of fabulous fall festivals as well. Living here, you’ll have a front row seat in a place people travel to from across the globe.

In the spring, beautiful cherry blossoms line the streets, while summer brings opportunities to head to the swim, fish and paddle in its many serene lakes or head to the beach. The picturesque coastline is spoiled with some of the best stretches of sand in the region, like the beaches in East Lyme’s Rocky Neck State Park and Silver Sands State Park in Milford. Even winter is wonderful, with gorgeous snow-dusted landscapes.

Connecticut Is the Ideal Mix of Urban and Rural

While the state is home to exciting vibrant cities, it’s also got plenty of countryside, allowing residents to enjoy an ideal mix of both. While you’ll never be from conveniences, even in larger towns, you’ll find charming neighborhoods with colonial homes and white picket fences that provide a cozy, small-town feel.

Beautiful Beaches and an Abundance of Mouthwatering Food

Located along the Atlantic, that also means plenty of fresh seafood, including lobster. Norwalk in particularly renowned for its top-notch restaurants with tasty seafood and ocean views, while New Haven is famous as the city with some of the best pizza in the entire country.

High Incomes and Good Job Opportunities

Connecticut has one of the lowest poverty rates at 10.5% and one of the highest median household incomes in the country at over $71,000 per year, the fifth highest, according to USA Today. The hottest industries to work in include architecture and engineering; education and training; healthcare; business and financial operations; community and social services.

A Low Crime Rate

Along with lots of job opportunities and high salaries, Connecticut is relatively safe. It has one of the lowest crime rates in the nation too. In 2015, there were 219 violent crimes per 100,000 residents. The very safest cities as of 2018, include Weston, Wilton, Ridgefield, Easton and Madison.


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8 Things To Do Before Summer Ends

What better time to take an adventure than Summer? The experts of adventures from Go Dream have shared their favorite Summer adventures to do in New York City. Go Dream was founded in 2007 by Nicolai Billie Krogh, and gives people the opportunity to give fun life experiences as gifts. They have been able to share over two million experiences, and also offer more than 5,000 experiences. Check out these once in a lifetime experiences that can help you send Summer out with a bang.

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.1. Paragliding In The Catskills

Get your adrenaline pumping by paragliding in Catskills. At $145, you can learn to paraglide with a certified instructor. After completing your lesson, you’ll be able to see scenic New York from a bird’s-eye view.

2. Drive a Ferrari

Who doesn’t want to drive a supercar? At $99, you can take a Ferrari out for a test drive. With this experience you get half an hour to drive on an adrenaline filled, but safe course with either a Ferrari, Lamborghini, or McLaren.

3. Fly A Helicopter

Starting at $440, you can fly a helicopter around Upstate, New York. You get a safety briefing beforehand, then you and your instructor will take flight around Westchester county, the Hudson River, and the New York/Connecticut coastline. At the end of your flight, you can take home an HD recording to show your friends and family all the sights you flew by.

4. Ice Cream Treats Tour

Beat the Summer heat by taking an ice cream tour in Manhattan. Starting at $55, you’ll begin the tour at Union Square, then explore neighborhoods such as Chinatown, Little Italy, and Soho. This tour isn’t just about ice cream though, you’ll also learn about the areas you visit while taking in the beautiful scenery.

5. Wine Tasting Sail Trip

Enjoy a relaxing sail around New York City while also enjoying a fine selection of wine. Starting at $199, you can go on a wine cruise which will include charcuterie and cheese along with a special selection or theme of wines. While you’re sailing, you’ll also learn basic knowledge to understand various wines. The sail will last for two hours, and upon arrival you can choose which wine cruise you would like to go on as each one has a different selection of wines and themes.

6. VIP Golf Lessons

If you love to golf, this once in a lifetime experience would be perfect for you. For $100, you’ll be able to learn gold techniques personally from a PGA professional in Manhattan. After your lesson, a video of your swing can be viewed on a premiere Golf Channel Academy website so you can show off your skills. The best part is you can be any skill level to do this experience.

7. Downtown Jet Ski

Want to tour New York in a unique way? For $139, you and a friend can take a jet ski tour to see the Brooklyn Bridge, the Statue of Liberty, Ellis Island, Governors Island, and more. All equipment is included, and the tour will last for an hour.

8. Hot Air Balloon Upstate and New Jersey

Experience parts of New York you haven’t seen before from high up in the sky on a hot air balloon. Starting at $248, you can travel by hot air balloon over Upstate New York where you can see Lake George along with vineyards and farmlands. You can even enjoy lunch and champagne included with your balloon tour.

By Shaunna Redman

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