Expats moving to Hartford will make their home in the capital of the state of Connecticut, nicknamed the “insurance capital of the world”. Founded in 1635, it is one of the oldest cities in the USA.
Located on the Connecticut River, at a more or less equal distance west of Boston and north of New York City, Hartford offers its inhabitants a city spirit without the drawbacks of congested neighbourhoods.
The city experiences a hot climate in summer and cool to cold weather in winter, making it an attractive destination for expats who enjoy outdoor activities. Expats moving to Hartford will enjoy the amazing seasons of New England: blossoming springs, warm summers, colourful falls and snow-white winters.
Hartford has an established public transport system consisting of buses and trains, making it easy and convenient to enjoy all the activities the city has to offer. Residents of all ages and interests can enjoy a lovely weekend downtown or in its surroundings.
There's plenty to see and do in Hartford, and history lovers will be enthralled with sites such as the Mark Twain House and Museum, the Old State House, and the Ancient Burying Ground. Outdoorsy expats can explore the city's many green spaces with a variety of activities available, from golfing in Keney Park to strolling through Elizabeth Park's lush rose gardens.
The city is home to a number of esteemed schools and tertiary institutions, with a reputation for a good standard of education. Expats will have a variety of choice when it comes to choosing a school for their children.
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