Farmington, CT

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Farmington, CT

About Farmington, CT

Farmington, Connecticut is a vibrant city located in Hartford County. It's home to popular attractions like the Hill-Stead Museum and Farmington River State Park, both of which provide visitors with plenty of opportunities to learn about the area's amazing history and culture. Shopping enthusiasts can find plenty of local stores to browse through while outdoor adventurers can enjoy activities such as fishing, boating, hiking and biking at nearby parks and recreation areas. With easy access to bustling cities such as Hartford and New Haven, Farmington makes an ideal destination for visitors seeking an unforgettable experience close to urban amenities. Capital city - North-central Connecticut along the Connecticut River, 40 miles from the Long Island Sound.

Location Details

Zip Codes: 06032 06085
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Time zone: Eastern Standard Time (EST)
Elevation: 179 ft above sea level
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The Hartford, CT metro area has a long story that starts way back in 1635. It's an old place with lots of history, including being really important during the American Revolution. This area is in the middle of Connecticut and has the Connecticut River running right through it, which makes it pretty and gives people lots of chances to have fun outside like fishing or boating.

When it comes to what the place looks like, there are both city parts and more quiet, suburban areas. There are hills, forests, and parks that make it nice for those who like to hike or just be outdoors. The weather here has all four seasons, with hot summers and cold winters that can get pretty snowy.

The job scene in Hartford is pretty good because it's known as the "Insurance Capital of the World." That means a lot of big insurance companies are here, but there's also jobs in healthcare, schools, and making things. Living here can be less expensive than in bigger cities nearby, which is nice for folks trying to find a place to live.

Most people in Hartford tend to support the Democratic Party, but there's a mix of different political views. People here care a lot about what's happening in their community and are pretty active in local stuff.

Living in Hartford means you can enjoy both city life with museums, theaters, and restaurants, and also the quiet of nature not too far away. There are lots of cultural events and festivals that happen throughout the year, so there's usually something fun going on.

If you're thinking about moving to Hartford, it's good to know about the weather changes so you can be ready for hot summers and snowy winters. Exploring the area's history can be really interesting, and getting involved in the community is a great way to meet people. Hartford has a strong sense of community and offers a good mix of work opportunities and fun things to do, making it a welcoming place for new residents.

Farmington Cost of Living

Stable economy, arts and culture, and cultural diversity make Farmington a great place to live.

+12.3% higher than avg
+35.4% higher than avg
$1,250 /mo
Monthly rent (2br)
+8.2% higher than avg
Farmington Crime
36.1 / 100
Crime is ranked on a scale of 1 (low) to 100 (high). US average: 35.4
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Pros & Cons of Farmington
   Stable economy
Low job growth
   Arts and culture
Cost of living
   Cultural diversity
Harsh winters
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Over 11 years ago

housing medium cost for Northeast; all other costs  More

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Over 14 years ago

....that there isn't more reasonably priced homes in Farmington because it really is a great town to live in. It's small enough to feel like you know people, but big  More

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If you work in the health insurance industry, and have school-age kids, this is a great place. The liberal, progressive culture is also a plus (to some  More

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