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Hartford is the capital city of Connecticut located south of Springfield and north of New York City. Known as “The Insurance Capital of the World” thanks to having more insurance companies here than almost anywhere else in the country.
There is more to the local economy than insurance. As one of the oldest cities in the country, it has seen its fortunes rise and fall. Currently, aside from insurance the city is known for medicine, research and education.
Corporate housing is mainly made up of furnished apartments spread around the city. All are fully furnished and equipped and offer all modern conveniences.
Hartford is currently a recovering economy, gradually improving from the lows of earlier this century. There are opportunities here within healthcare, education, insurance and smaller industries.
Major employers in Hartford include The University of Hartford, The Hartford, Aetna, Eversource Energy, Hartford Hospital, LAZ Parking, Prudential Retirement, Conning & Company, Harvard Pilgrim Health Care, The Phoenix Companies and Hartford Steam Boiler.
Arrive by air and you will like use Bradley International Airport (BDL) located 15 miles north of town. There is a shuttle bus from the center to the airport.
Local rail and buses also use Hartford Union Station including Greyhound, Megabus, Go Buses and Peter Pan Bus. CT Transit run local services throughout the city while the Dash Shuttle runs into Downtown.
Arrive by road and you will use either I-91 or I-84, both of which go directly into the city. Local highways and routes handle commuter traffic.
Hartford is a relaxed place to live with a laid back attitude. There is a lot going on in town and with the bailout of 2017, things are looking up for the city.
Neighborhoods in Hartford include Central Business District, Downtown, Parkville, Frog Hollow, Asylum Hill, West End, Sheldon/Charter Oak, Clay-Arsenal and Upper Albany, South End and Little Italy, South Green, Barry Square, South Meadows, Southwest, Behind the Rocks, North Meadows, Blue Hills and Northeast.
Highlights of Hartford include Wadsworth Atheneum, Connecticut Science Center, Old State House, Connecticut State Capitol, Mark Twain House & Museum, Butler McCook House & Garden, The Governor’s Residence, Bushnell Park, Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Arch and the Colt Factory.