Moving to Connecticut?
The state of Connecticut has a wealth of open land and some of New England’s most beautiful
scenery. The state of Connecticut was first explored by the Dutch, and the settlers of the state were the English Puritans.
The state also has many colonial villages which are filled with historic homes and landmarks. There are a lot
of opportunities to enjoy yourself and the great outdoors in Connecticut with golf courses, boating, fishing and swimming.
The most popular attractions of the state are the Mystic Seaport and the nearby Mystic Aquarium. The state has many
new urban skylines, shoreline beaches, historic village greens and colonial churches. The state is also a thriving center
for business and a booming tourism industry.
If you’re moving to Connecticut, there are a lot of things you’re
going to need to know. Luckily, you’ve come to the right place.
Things to Know When Moving to Connecticut
The summer temperatures are comparatively uniform in the state of Connecticut. Most of the state has an average July
minimum temperature within a degree or two of 60F, while they will often climb upwards of 80 or 85 degrees at
the highest point. The climate of Connecticut exhibits an equal distribution of precipitation. There is a considerable
diversity of weather in the state for short periods of time. There is a great contrast in the weather during
the winter season, and there are about 140 cloudy days that occur per year and a heavy dense fog is observed
on an average of 25 days a year. Heavy fog is common during the late winter. (Helpful Link: Connecticut Weather)
Registering your Car:
Upon your arrival in Connecticut after moving to the state permanently, you have a total
of 30 days to update your registration and have your vehicle registered in the state before you may be
required to pay a penalty. (Helpful Link: Connecticut DMV)
Obtaining a Connecticut Driver's License:
To transfer your current out-of-state driver’s license to a Connecticut
driver’s license, you must locate a DMV office in Connecticut. Here are some of the basic requirements for obtaining
a license: You must pay an application fee of $40, as well as a license fee of either $72 or $84 based on the
validity of the license. Also, your previous license must not be expired for more than two years.
As of 2011, Connecticut was ranked 21st out of 50 states in violent crime, with a total of less than
25 violent crimes for every 100,000 people in the state.
The state of Connecticut derives most of its economy from various industries. The textile industry, silverware,
sewing machines and watches and clocks are among Connecticut’s most historic manufacturing sectors. The principle industries
of the state produce jet engines, parts, electronics and electrical machinery, computer equipment and helicopters. Some
of the equipment, such as firearms and ammunition, which were first produced at the time of the American Revolution,
are still made even today. The state’s top five agricultural products are greenhouse and nursery products, dairy products
chicken eggs and sweet corn. Finance, insurance, and real estate are the largest industries in Connecticut with Hartford
as an insurance center. Private health care, engineering and law firms, computer and data processing services also play
a major role in the economy of Connecticut.
As of early 2012, the state of Connecticut had an unemployment rate of 7.7 percent, which is lower than the national
average of 8.2 percent. (Helpful Link:
Connecticut Department of Labor)
The median household income in the state of Connecticut is $67,740, while the average per capita income
for the state is $36,775.
Moving and Storage
If you are looking for a moving company or storage facility to help you with anything,
you should check to make sure the company is registered with the United States Department of Transportation or
with the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration. (Helpful Link: Connecticut State Moving Resource Page)
The average listing price for homes in Connecticut is $578,611, while the median sales price
is just over $260,000. The
is the official real estate resource for the state of Connecticut.
Major landmarks and attractions
Holy Land USA; Yale University; Mohegan Sun Casino and Resort; Foxwoods Casino
and Resort; Lake Compounce Theme Park; Mystic Aquarium; Louie’s Lunch; Mark Twain House; Old Newgate Prison (Helpful Link: Tourist Attractions in Connecticut)
Largest Cities: Bridgeport,Hartford,Stamford,Danbury,Waterbury,Norwalk,New Britain
The Connecticut state Department of Education is the administrative arm of the state educational system. The students
of Connecticut are given equal opportunity and excellence in education which is based on assessment, data analysis,
evaluation, planning, research, curriculum, leadership and other assistance. The Department of Education of Connecticut
also operates the technical high school system. There are a lot of programs available for students who are moving
to Connecticut, whether it is in the elementary school, middle school, or high school level. In addition, the
campuses of the University of Connecticut, the University of New Haven, and Ivy League school Yale University,
the oldest college in the nation, are located in Connecticut. (Helpful Link: Connecticut Schools)
State park System
Connecticut has 24 different state parks spread throughout the state. The vast diversity
of landscapes that can be found throughout the state of Connecticut, thanks to its proximity to the eastern Appalachian
Mountain region in the northwest area of the state, and the Long Island Sound and the coastal regions of the
southern portion of the state, provides many opportunities to appreciate the natural wonders of Connecticut by
hiking, fishing, biking and hunting. (Helpful Link: Connecticut Department of Natural Resources)
Bradley International Airport
Tweed New Haven Regional Airport