Connecticut Retirement Information

Dominated by water the overall landscape is diverse. Connecticut’s system of state parks and forests, state boat launches, and waterways, provide many opportunities for outdoor recreation for residents and visitors alike. These range from camping and fishing to hiking, boating, and picnicking.

Much of Connecticut is rural and fairly quiet. There is greenery throughout, and horse farms are frequent.

But for excitement the big city is never far away. You can take a quick drive or train ride into New York City to visit and explore.

The state is bisected by the Connecticut River, and the Long Island Sound, with its salt-water beaches, borders much of the Southeastern part of the state.

The state has one of the highest median incomes in the nation. Greenwich and some parts of Fairfield County are famous for their mansions. Greenwich is known as the "hedge fund capital" because so many hedge fund managers live and work there.

The median home costs over $1 million and the overall cost of living is nearly 150% above the national average.

Living In Connecticut

The climate of Connecticut is considered a temperate climate with winter temperatures around 27 degrees F., while the summer temperature hovers around 75 degrees F. Winters are mild, spring is wonderful, summer can be hot and humid, and fall brings colorful foliage.

Tornadoes Moderate risk every year
Thunderstorms Frequent
Hurricanes Yes
Earthquakes None
Wildfires Rare
Flooding Yes
Tidal Surges Yes
Mud Slides None
Volcanoes None
Snow Yes
Freezing Rain Yes
Cold Winds Yes
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