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Hartford is the ideal place to start or expand a business and boasts an enviable quality of life in the heart of the Northeast. ranks Hartford #6 on its list of Safest Affordable Metros and the median home purchase price (per square foot) is less than New York City. Our capital city is home to Bushnell Park: the country’s oldest publicly funded park, Wadsworth Atheneum: the oldest public art museum, plus over 2,300 acres of park land perfect for all types of outdoor adventures.

Hartford boasts a rich collection of arts and culture including the Mark Twain House & Museum and the Bushnell Center for the Performing Arts. If catching a game is more your speed, find yourself among fans of the Hartford Yard Goats (Double A baseball), Hartford Athletic (United Soccer League), Hartford Wolf Pack (NY Rangers AHL affiliate), and UCONN Huskies athletics. The UCONN Huskies has the most successful women’s basketball program in the nation, with a record of eleven NCAA Division I National Championships. Their men’s basketball program boasts four NCAA Division I National Championships.

The food scene in the Hartford Region is hard to contend with, as we have everything from food trucks to fine dining, a robust assortment of coffee shops, breweries, bars and neighborhood farmers markets, plus innovative food solutions like the Swift Plant.

Art Museums

CT Art Trail

Things to Do

Hartford Has It

Living in Hartford

Live Hartford

CT Tourism

Visit Connecticut

State of Connecticut Stats

  • Top 5 for Education (Legatum Institute 2019 United States Prosperity Index)
  • 101 state parks
  • 65% lower housing costs than Manhattan; 11-42% lower than Boston and NYC
  • 3rd healthiest state in the U.S.
  • 5th overall in quality of life