Are you thinking of living in Connecticut? Living in Connecticut gives you proximity to major metro areas of Boston and New York. Connecticut is part of the New England region bordered by Rhode Island (East), Massachusetts (North) and New York (Southwest).
There are eight counties in Connecticut.
- Fairfield County
- Hartford County
- Litchfield County
- Middlesex County
- New Haven County
- New London County
- Tolland County
- Windham County
Connecticut Cities and Towns
Connecticut’s capital is Hartford. Connecticut’s largest cities are Bridgeport, New Haven, Hartford, Stamford and Waterbury.
Metro-North train is a popular mode of transportation between New York’s Grand Central to New Haven. Many residents of lower Fairfield County commute to New York City’s Grand Central Terminal daily for work. Residents take the Metro-North New Haven Line. There are also Metro-North branches serving New Canaan, Danbury and Waterbury. Metro-North Train station parking is challenging for many commuters with a multi-year waitlist for several popular stations.
Schools in Connecticut
Connecticut public school districts are run by the Connecticut State Board of Education. Westport School District and New Canaan School District are top-ranking school districts in the country. Connecticut is also home to several top-ranking private schools in the country.
- Choate Rosemary Hall
- Hotchkiss School
- The Loomis Chaffee School
- Hopkins School
- The Taft School
- Greenwich Academy
- Brunswick School
Connecticut property taxes vary by town. Each town sets its own mill rate which is the multiplier used to determine Property Taxes. Connecticut Real Estate taxes are calculated based on the assessment value of the property multiplied by the town’s mill rate divide by 1000.
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