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“We chose the Parkville neighborhood partly because of the access to public transportation, but also because it’s such a great up-and-coming, diverse, interesting, and vibrant community,” says Hands On Hartford Communications Manager Kate Shafer.

People living in and around Hartford enjoy the regional options—from city living to the shoreline and quaint rural communities. The city offers a vibrant urban core with distinct neighborhoods and mixed-use communities filled with residents, small businesses, and cultural cuisine and markets.

Those looking for a rural experience will appreciate the abundance of nature, wildlife, summer and winter activities. The 200 miles of the East Coast Greenway that run through Connecticut showcase the state’s diverse terrain, connecting historic mill towns and passing through forests and picturesque New England towns.