If you are thinking of moving to a new city, there is a lot you should consider.  You can research the areas you like and speak with friends and relatives who live in the area.  Once you have narrowed down your choices you can take a trip to visit the neighborhood.

Each city in the Connecticut has a website with basic information.  Below is a list of the state’s counties, you can click here to see a full list of cities and towns in the state and access their websites.

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    • Fairfield County
    • Hartford County
    • Litchfield County
    • Middlesex County
    • New Haven County
    • New London County
    • Tolland County
    • Windham County

 

You can also access town profiles put together by Connecticut Economic Resource Center (CERC).  Each profile contains demographics, economics, education, government, housing/real estate, labor force, and crime rate along with other information.  To find out more click here!

There is other information you will want to find out before you make a decision.

You can find out even more about the city and neighborhood you are contemplating by using free sites, including: www.city-data.com and www.bestplaces.net.

Compare multiple sites, talk to neighbors, and make time to take a stroll through the area.  Visit during different times of the day to get a sense of the foot traffic and see how comfortable and safe you feel in the area.

A very important part of this search is to keep in mind what support system will be in place for you in these neighborhoods to help you transition and get adjusted to your new home.  Support systems can include friends, relatives, churches, other religious groups, neighborhood associations, or community centers where you feel you can find help when and if you need it.

There is a lot of information available and it can be easy to become overwhelmed. Stay focused by using the results you listed in your “Organizing Checklist.” Don’t have one? Download one by clicking here!

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