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.