Living in Connecticut
ProHealth Physician practices are located all throughout the great state of Connecticut. Here are a few reasons why you should make Connecticut your home!
Great Reasons to Live in Connecticut
Connecticut is the southernmost state in New England with the southern border framed by Long Island Sound. This offers an expanse of beaches, shoreline, and maritime communities. In addition to the shoreline communities, Connecticut’s interior is dispersed with a combination of suburban, rural, historic, and urban settings, depending on the region of the state you reside.
Connecticut is located exactly halfway between New York City and Boston. Most Connecticut Nutmeggers think nothing of hopping onto the train or taking their car into New York City or Boston for the day to catch a game or a show. Your destination will, of course, be biased if you are a sports fan as to whether your allegiance falls with a New York or New England sports team. From central Connecticut, both Boston and New York City are less than two hours away.
Prefer to stay in-state? Here is just a sampling of great places to go and things to see in Connecticut:
- Visit one of our numerous museums throughout the state
- Mystic Aquarium and Historic Mystic Village
- Foxwoods or Mohegan Sun Resort Casinos
- The Litchfield Jazz Festival
- Watch a road race at Lime Rock Park
- Visit one of Connecticut’s many state parks or state forests
- The Hartford Marathon
- New London’s Sail Fest and Tall Ships
- Autumn leaf peeping
- West Cornwall Historic Covered Bridge
- Catch the Ten Time National Champion UConn Woman’s Basketball Team
Family. No matter what your children are interested in or even if they have not yet discovered their passion, Connecticut communities cater to families seeking activities to enhance their children’s experiences. A plentitude of recreational and competitive sporting, cultural, and enrichment programs can be found in communities throughout the state.
Does the local city life suit you better? Connecticut’s two most popular cities each offer a unique feel and flair. Hartford, our capital city, combines a historic and corporate district with a modern downtown full of clubs and restaurants. New Haven, home of Yale University, offers everything you would imagine in an Ivy League university community. From eclectic shops and cafes to fine restaurants, theatre, and museums, New Haven’s got it all. We would be remiss if we did not mention that New Haven is also the home of Wooster Street’s Pepe’s Pizzeria, arguably the best pizza in the nation.
Do you crave outdoor activities? No matter the season, Connecticut will keep you busy outdoors. Our favorite outdoor pastimes include:
- Downhill skiing, cross country skiing, snowboarding, snow shoeing, and snow tubing, whether in Connecticut or a short drive to the mountains of Vermont
- Hiking, biking and running…on the beach, along the Connecticut River, on wooded trails, or in the hills
- Sailing, waterskiing, kayaking, fishing, and other water sports, inland on one of our many lakes and rivers or on the salt water of Long Island Sound
- Equestrian events and shows
Connecticut boasts some of the highest rated public and private schools in the nation. No matter which part of the state you decide to settle in, there is an exceptional school close by for your children.
Connecticut experiences the four seasons but with less harsh winters than those states in northern New England. Connecticut’s climate can vary depending on where in the state you live. Closer to the shoreline, the weather can be impacted by the water temperature and breeze off of Long Island Sound, keeping the winter weather slightly more mild and the summers a bit cooler with less humidity.
Central and Northern Connecticut can see a few days in the 90’s during the summer and a few days near 0 in the winter. As you move into the hills of the northwest corner, winter brings a bit more snow and colder temperatures than what’s experienced in the central and coastal communities.
The autumn is typically crisp and dry while spring can be a bit more rainy and windy. Connecticut experiences vibrant floral springs, deep-green lush summers, glorious autumn foliage, and crisp winters with a statewide snowfall average of 40 inches annually.
Here are a few links to look a little deeper into our communities and locales.