Best States 2021: Pros and Cons of Living in Connecticut

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Connecticut is known for its outstanding natural beauty, "Yankee Doodle," and, of course, its most famous daughters: the Gilmore Girls. But, if you're considering moving to Connecticut—or the Nutmeg State, as it's known—it's essential to know a little more than that. First, it would help if you discovered what it's like to live in a particular place.

This article provides information on moving to Connecticut on various issues, whether it's jobs, housing, or culture. You will then be able to make the right decision. 

Below are the pros about living in Connecticut which you should know: 

1. Bountiful beauty

Connecticut is known for its stunning beauty and charm. Its diverse terrain ranges from the Long Island shoreline to scenic mountain ranges, so outdoor enthusiasts will love living here. The State of Connecticut, as well as "The Constitution State", "The Nutmeg State", and "The Provisions State", is home to some of the most beautiful and spectacular attractions and places to visit

2. Rich culture and history

It's impossible to ignore the history that the Constitution State has to offer. The United States' oldest newspaper has been published continuously for nearly 300 years in this colony, one of the original thirteen colonies. There is the Mashantucket Pequot Museum and Research Center, one excellent Connecticut museum. Still, you will also find some more varied and bizarre additions, such as the Zaffis Museum of the Paranormal. Your knowledge of Nutmeggers will multiply.

Let's look at some of the cons about living in Connecticut:

1. Taxes are a significant issue in Connecticut.

Connecticut had one of the highest tax rates in the country, coming in at 12.6%. When considering the cost of living in the area, that puts the State in the same category as New York. Other places charge half that rate and do not impose a state income tax, so it's no wonder some long-time residents are considering leaving.

2. You have fuel taxes to consider when living in Connecticut.

Connecticut residents haven't faced a gasoline tax increase since 2013, and there have only been two of them in the past 12 years. Two taxes happen in the State. First, motorists pay a direct $0.25 per gallon retail tax, and then business owners are charged a wholesale tax based on percentages, which is then built into the fuel price so that drivers pay both taxes.

Bonus: Fun facts about Connecticut:

  1. In Hartford, you may not, under any circumstances, cross the street walking on your hands!
  2. Connecticut is home to the oldest U.S. newspaper still being published: The Hartford Courant, established in 1764.
  3. Connecticut has approx. One hundred forty-four newspapers were published in the State (daily, Sunday, weekly, and monthly).
  4. Connecticut is home to the first hamburger (1895), Polaroid camera (1934), helicopter (1939), and color television (1948).
  5. The State of C.T. passed the first automobile law in 1901. The speed limit was set at 12 miles per hour.
  6. The first lollipop-making machine opened for business in New Haven in 1908. George Smith named the treat after a famous racehorse.
  7. Ella Grasso was elected in her own right to be a state governor in 1974.
  8. In 1937, Connecticut became the first State to issue permanent license plates for cars.
  9. The World Wrestling Federation or the WWF is headquartered in Stamford.
  10. Bristol, CT is considered the "Mum City" of the USA because of the many Chrysanthemums grown and sold to various states and Canada.

Let us know your thoughts about Connecticut by sharing them below! Really looking forward to reading from you.

Sources: 

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Connecticut

https://www.worldtravelguide.net/guides/north-america/united-states-of-america/connecticut/history-language-culture/

https://www.cga.ct.gov/2021/rpt/pdf/2021-R-0003.pdf

https://www.50states.com/facts/connecticut.htm

https://www.thecrazytourist.com/most-beautiful-places-to-visit-in-connecticut/

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