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Pros

-Stable economy
-Arts and culture
-Cultural diversity

Cons

-Low job growth
-Cost of living
-Harsh winters


What Bert Has To Say About Hartford-West Hartford-East Hartford Metro Area


As a state capital and center for the insurance industry, Hartford has a long and colorful history as a colonial center and prosperous industrial-era city. The first insurance company was established here in the late 1700’s, and The Hartford Steam Boiler Inspection and Insurance Company, established in 1866, charted the course for industrial safety. Today Hartford is home to 35 insurance companies, including AETNA and The Hartford, which provide stable employment. The area is also headquarters to conglomerate United Technologies but most manufacturing has disappeared from the Hartford landscape and it has become a center for “knowledge” industries.


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Quick Facts About Hartford


    ECONOMY
    The unemployment rate in Hartford is 11.00 percent(U.S. avg. is 5.20%). Recent job growth is Positive. Hartford jobs have Increased by 1.06 percent.
    COST OF LIVING
    Compared to the rest of the country, Hartford's cost of living is 3.80% Lower than the U.S. average.
    POPULATION
    As of 2014, Hartford's population is 124,006 people. Since 2000, it has had a population growth of -11.26 percent.
    TRANSPORTATION
    Average Commute time is 22 minutes. The National Average is 26 minutes.
    REAL ESTATE
    The median home cost in Hartford is $99,200. Home appreciation the last 10 years has been -9.15 percent.
    SCHOOLS
    Hartford public schools spend $24,074 per student. The average school expenditure in the U.S. is $12,383. There are about 13.3 students per teacher in Hartford.

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  3/14/2017
Urban Blight With Few Amenities

I moved to Hartford after living in Chicago, and prior to moving on to Boston. Hartford's biggest selling point is that it is 2 hours away from all of the places... (Read More)

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  2/21/2016
hotbed of conservatism that is CT

Most of CT is not walker or biker friendly. Driving 30 minutes to get anywhere is the norm. Not much... (Read More)

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  1/29/2015
the wadsworth museum

it is an excellent museum for art, its great for kids of all ages. once a month they have an art project for kids, and a family free day.... (Read More)

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