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Retire to Connecticut

Connecticut became the 5th state admitted to the Union in 1788. Connecticut is a New England state with Massachusetts to the north and Long Island Sound and New York to the south.

Farmington River
Farmington River near the Saville Dam, Connecticut
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Cities with population greater than 100,000 include Bridgeport, Hartford (capital), New Haven, Stamford and Waterbury.

Connecticut's topography runs from the rolling range of Taconic Mountains in the northwest to the beaches in the south. The Connecticut climate is warm and humid in summer and cold in winter with higher than average levels of precipitation.

Leading sectors in Connecticut's economy are finance, insurance and defense manufacturing. Connecticut ranks as levying the highest taxes in the nation.

Retirement Cities

Stamford, one of the richest cities in the U.S., is included in our survey of best places to retire. Get a video tour of Stamford at Connecticut videos.

Stamford, CT
To the Stamford, CT City Report
Ranks high in: Crime, Diversity, Recreation
Population: 129,113
City Type: East Coast
Climate Type: Cool & Wet
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