Still, not all towns are as pricey as Greenwich can be, and Connecticut’s many charms and natural beauty make it a retirement destination well worth considering.
A large swath of Connecticut’s southern border is coastline, and the state is divided by waterways, including the Long Island Sound and the Connecticut River. This means beach lovers can enjoy the state’s windswept beaches, while boaters can take advantage of the coastal location and river and sound.
Con: High cost of living
Best For: Water lovers
Cost of Living: 31% higher than national average
Median Home Cost: $ 223,100
Top State Income Tax: 6.7%
The state also ranks high for natural beauty, and outdoors lovers can find themselves in proximity to scenic mountains and farms. Retirees can choose a rural area for the retirement home, or choose to be located near the Metro-North rail service which takes commuters into New York City. Retirees with an itch to explore the cultural wonders of Manhattan are no more than an easy train ride away from the city.