Life is Better in Connecticut

Connecticut is the place people come to live their best lives, to build their dreams, raise their families and have access to high quality education, jobs, cultural and outdoor activities. Our state is highly ranked in the areas that make it possible to live a full and meaningful life. Through workforce and education programs, we are investing in our people to ensure that everyone, regardless of their background, has access to all that Connecticut has to offer. 

  • #2 Happiest State in the Country1
  • #1 Most Diverse State in New England2
  • #1 for College Readiness3
  • #2 Public School System4
  • #3 State for Working Moms5
  • #4 Healthiest State6
  • #5 Lowest Violent Crime Rate in the U.S.7
  • #6 Best State to Relocate to8
  • #10 Best State to Live and Work9
  • A park within 15 minutes of every resident
  • 2,000 miles of hiking and biking trails
  • 322 miles of scenic coastline 
  • 83 state and local beaches
  • #1 Lowest State Contributor to Climate Change10
  • 18 art museums and 5 Tony-award winning theaters
  • 110 craft breweries and 47 wineries 
  • #2 largest resort casino in the U.S., 4th largest in the world (Foxwoods Resort Casino)

People are moving to Connecticut for career opportunities and a ski to sea lifestyle.  As people considered moving out of major cities during 2020, over 16,500 households chose Connecticut. “Connecticut has been a magnet state,” said Governor Lamont. A diversity of housing options, strong healthcare system, highly rated PreK-12 public school system, and access to parks and outdoor recreation combine to make Connecticut a top destination for people relocating.

1 NiceRx, 2022; 2 WalletHub, 2023; 3 US News & World Report, 2023; 4 WalletHub, 2023; 5 WalletHub, 2023; 6 United Health Foundation, 2022; 7 Lightcast, 2022; 8Kiplinger, 2023; 9 CNBC, 2023; 10 WalletHub, 2023