Living in Connecticut

Connecticut offers residents the best of New England and the East!

Middletown is a medium sized city located on the Connecticut River midway between Connecticut's capital of Hartford and its vibrant southern neighbor, New Haven. The Middletown Business District boasts over 35 eclectic locations to dine in or take out, as well as shopping and entertainment opportunities along a quintessential New England Main Street. Middletown is also home to Wesleyan University is a small liberal arts college.

Hartford is rich in work and educational opportunities, housing, shopping, historical points of interest, and cultural andrecreation activities. The city is centrally located in the beautiful Connecticut River Valley, midway between Boston and New York (less than a two-hour drive to either city). Hartford is also ideally situated for travel to attractions such as Cape Cod, the mountains of Vermont and New Hampshire, and the coast of Maine. Hartford is no more than six hours from any point between Washington, DC, and Montreal.

Hartford is the home of the Wadsworth Athenaeum, the oldest public art museum in the country. The esteemed 80-member Hartford Symphony, plays regularly at the Bushnell Memorial Theatre, a 3,000-seat auditorium that also presents Broadway shows, visiting performances, lectures, and other entertainment programs throughout the year. The Hartford Stage Company provides opportunities to see serious theater from Shakespeare plays to new, modern offerings from the world’s best playwrights, directors and actors. The Comcast Theater, which is one of the largest indoor/outdoor music theaters in the country, brings diverse rock, country, rap and pop musical performances to Hartford, too.

For summer fun there are cruises up and down the CT River. Family theme parks include Lake Compounce (Bristol/Southington, CT) and Six Flags New England (Agawam. MA), just a short drive away. Connecticut is the home to two of the world’s largest casinos: Foxwoods Resort Casino & Mohegan Sun.

As the stomping grounds of Yale intelligentsia and home to a bustling downtown district, New Haven is a city imbued with youthful spirit and revolutionary history. New Haven boasts a varied skyline, elm-lined streets, and community parks like the New Haven Green – voted Fan-Favorite New Haven attraction.

Visitors will be spoiled for choice when it comes to arts and entertainment, with Yale University Art Gallery, the Yale Center for British Art, the renowned Shubert Theater, and much more to choose from. At night, downtown New Haven’s bars and restaurants come alive. And of course, don’t forget to try the famous New Haven-style pizza!

Sports fans are well entertained in Connecticut. The XL Center in Hartford is home for the Connecticut Wolf Pack Hockey Team. It also is a site for many games played by the University of Connecticut’s Division I men’s and women’s championship basketball teams, and Rentschler Field in East Hartford is home to the University of Connecticut Huskies football team. The Hartford Yard Goats and the PGA Traveler’s Championship Golf Tournament in Cromwell provide sports enthusiasts with the opportunity to enjoy many different activities.