Five Amazing Places to Live in Connecticut

These beautiful Connecticut towns are attractive for all kinds of people.

A senior woman along the Mystic River in Mystic, Connecticut.
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Ask someone what they picture when you say “Connecticut,” and you’re likely to get a lot of people rhapsodizing about a scene out of Gilmore Girls: charming small towns and suburbs with not a lot else going on. And while there is some truth to that statement — Connecticut is home to several very charming small towns! — you’ll find a wide range of living options if you choose to settle in Connecticut. 

There are good reasons to live in the state: you’re near both the beach and the forest; Boston and New York City, two of the biggest cities in the Northeast, are within easy driving distance; the public school system is great; poverty levels are low; and in general, it consistently ranks high for quality of life. Yes, the cost of living is very high across the state, but the benefits are numerous. You get what you pay for!

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Becca van Sambeck
Contributing Writer

Becca van Sambeck is a writer and editor with experience in many fields, including travel, entertainment, business, education, and lifestyle. Her work has appeared in outlets like NBC, Oxygen, Bravo, the University of Southern California, Elite Daily, CafeMom, Travel For Teens, and more. She currently resides in New York City.