Why Relocate to Connecticut–Spring

relocate to Connecticut--Spring

Winter must end sometime.  Whether you take this with the sadness of a downhill skier (“Awwwww”) or the grim hope of a sidewalk shoveler (“Finally”), it’s true.  And springtime in Connecticut must surely follow, and with it, three festivals that you don’t want to miss.

For starters, spring means flowers, and no one knows that better than the fine folks in Meriden, CT.  The Meriden Daffodil Festival will be on its 35th year in 2013, and on April 27th and 28th, you could experience crafts, music, entertainment, amusement rides and a fireworks display.  But more importantly,  you could see nature’s fireworks, in the form of 600,001 blooming daffodils!  That’s 1,800 acres of nature’s beauty, with 61 different species of daffodil.  Considering some of us only knew about the one species (the “yellow” daffodil), this sort of event is worth marking down on the calendar every year.

Thinking of vast seas of yellow, who doesn’t want to watch thousands of yellow rubber ducks floating down a river?  No one at this year’s Pequabuck River Duck Race on May 5th in Bristol, that’s for sure.  That’s 5,000 rubber ducks ambling down-river, with the first thirty-two finishers ready to win prizes for their lucky ticket holders.  With a craft fair and entertainment as well, you know that this is going to be a load of fun.  It’s a sure sign of spring when the ducks return to the water, even if they are fake.

After that, you’ll want to head to Guilford, CT as one of the first Renaissance festivals of the year takes off.  The Robin Hood Springtime Festival takes places Saturdays and Sundays in the month of May, and the Guilford Fairgrounds is looking to create a sense of great wonder in kids of all ages.

So, is all this a sufficient answer to the question “Why relocate to Connecticut?”  We like to think so, but we’re biased.  Sure, these sorts of events happen all around the country (though we think that extra flower in the 600,001 daffodil count puts that festival over the top).  But if you lived here, you would get to experience this every year, and in the convenience of practically your own backyard!

Plus, you’d get to live in Connecticut, the state that is the top in the nation when it comes to the American Human Development Index, an aggregate of health, education and income indicators.  Basically, when it comes to being “healthy, wealthy and wise,” there is no place better than Connecticut.

So come for the daffodils and ducks but stay for the best combination of living factors, including the fifth longest life expectancy (80.2 years, if you were wondering).

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Michelle Manter Giglietti

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Top Producing Realtor and recognized blogger. In her free time you can hear her screaming fore at the local golf course,or catch her at home enjoying fresh cooking and a glass of wine with her husband and favorite 6 pound Morkie named Pedro.
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  1. […] few weeks ago, we mentioned the Meriden Daffodil Festival, set for April 27th and 28th.  If we’re lucky, some parts of […]

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