Looking to move to and live in Connecticut? Learn more about why CT is the place for you!
Connecticut truly is a great place to live, work, and play. Residents enjoy 332 miles of picturesque coastline and trails throughout a state that has preserved 60% of its land as unforested. It is rich in arts and culture with many top-notch museums, theaters, music and cultural venues and the world’s best pizza, along with many other fabulous restaurants. Connecticut is also home to many top universities, including Yale, University of Connecticut and Quinnipiac.
Its 169 towns each have something different to offer visitors and residents alike.
Looking for a place to live? There are many options in all areas of Connecticut. AdvanceCT has created interactive reports of demographic and economic information for each of Connecticut’s 169 municipalities. Containing details about population, major employers, education, fiscal issues, labor force and housing, these town profiles are continuously updated as new data becomes available. Interested in buying a house? Check out CT realtors here.
From K-12 through college and graduate schools, education is a priority for Connecticut residents and businesses alike. CT has a legacy of excellent public schools and offers a wide array of top private school choices, as well as 38 colleges and universities. It also has the nation’s only unified technical high school system—committed to developing a next generation of technology-savvy workers.
Connecticut’s high schools and college graduation rates are higher than average: over 90 percent of residents hold a high school diploma, and nearly 39 percent have at least a bachelor’s degree.
U.S. News & World Report, 2020
Beyond our own well-prepared high school grads, our highly ranked colleges and universities also attract more than 12,000 international students from across the country and around the globe. This includes Yale University in the heart of New Haven, and UConn, with its main campus in Storrs and a downtown presence in both Stamford and Hartford. Learn more on the state’s website.
Family fun seekers can take their pick in Connecticut. Introduce the kids to creativity with art, music, theater, and dance experiences and classes. Plus check out classic amusement and outdoor adventures, aquariums and zoos filled with friendly creatures, spots for sweet treats, and the joys of “pick-your-own” farms. See just a few examples below!
Arts & Culture
Always ahead of the cultural curve, Connecticut is home to amazing art galleries, award-winning theaters, unique museums and modern architectural marvels. See just a few examples below!
From Yale University football to world-class golf tournaments, high-scoring college sports to high-energy professional wrestling, Connecticut is home to a vast array of sporting attractions. Join the excitement of polo matches, professional baseball, soccer matches, sailing, and more — whether you’re a spectator or part of the action. See just a few examples below!
In Connecticut, some of our most exciting experiences happen after dark, in urban dance clubs, music halls and world-class casinos where the pace never slows down. See just a few examples below!
No matter what you’ve got a taste for, restaurants in CT can dish it out. From top-rated dining destinations to roadside clam shacks. Local comfort food to cuisines from around the world. Unique culinary experiences, such as farm dinners, vineyards, brew pubs and even a Pizza Trail — you’ll find them all right here in Connecticut. See just a few examples below!
With a world-class health care system and some of the top hospitals in the United States, Connecticut is a national leader in healthcare infrastructure. In addition to having a high-quality healthcare network, Connecticut also has one of the most accessible healthcare systems in the country. For the most up-to-date information, visit AdvanceCT.