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Patch's Poll: What Do You Like Best About Living In CT?

iVillage says CT is best for women, another groups says it is worst for retirees - what do you love about life in the Nutmeg State? Leave your thoughts in the comments!

The iVillage website this week announced that Connecticut is . But recently, another group ranked our state as

All of this raises the question - why do you live here? What do you love most about life in Connecticut? No poll today - just leave your thoughts in the comments!

Armi Rowe March 16, 2012 at 02:55 AM
I love the windy, hilly, tree-lined roads, which make for scenic driving. We have easy access to so many beautiful hiking trails and breathtaking views. And our dogs are welcome at all the state and town parks because their caretakers take responsibility for the nature preserves.
Howard March 16, 2012 at 01:55 PM
If it weren't for the fact that all of my children and grandchildren all live in New London County, I would be out of the northeast so fast it would make your head spin.
Bud Wizer March 16, 2012 at 03:06 PM
For this Sixties teenager running away from home by joining the Navy, New London became "home" and remains, despite my living up and down both coasts and more than once at the wheel crossing the large expanse in between, a place I regard with fondness and respect for its presentation of so much diversity within less than six square miles. Now that Patch has arrived, the subculture of youth that was this city's unwanted vibe from the official point of view when I was at the leading edge of young turks of rock-n-roll here, has renewed itself as an evolved cultural component for a pedestal to support smart changes for those whose lives it might, as it has for me and countless other natives and newcomers, grace with its Connecticut charms. As for the rest of Connecticut, I've not enought experience with it to say. Sixteen residential locations in New London since 1968, however, gives me a pretty good focus here, from the Harbor View condos on Pequot to the low-income high-rise on Colman. Having sidewalks at your doorstep along which you can casually and shortly stroll to a world-class arboretum or a beach-to-die-for sandwiching demographics of millionares and wards of the state in between...well, that ain't whistling Dixie, is it?:)
Larry Lynch March 16, 2012 at 05:07 PM
Its not so much living in Connecticut, it is, rather, living in this part of Connecticut. If I were to only consider "Connecticut" as a home, I would leave, post haste, because of the cost of living here (taxes, cost of living, etc.). This location, in S.E. Ct. is great. Not far to anything I might want to do, Like a trip to Boston, or N.Y.C., or North to "ski country". LarryL
Howard Smith March 20, 2012 at 01:26 PM
The 1st Lady is working on that weight tax thing and haven't you heard about the carbon credits? They're working on a meter for your butt right now

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