Rocky Neck State Park! This state park on Long Island Sound is a real winner, with a beautiful beach, a variety of hiking trails, and plenty of places to stop, have a picnic, and feast your eyes on the beautiful scenery.
Top casinos through the state! If you think that the biggest casinos in the U.S. are in Las Vegas, you'd be wrong. In fact, the two biggest are both in Connecticut--Mohegan Sun Casino in Uncasville and Foxwoods Casino Resort in Mashantucket. Both are huge entertainment centers with more than just the traditional casino games to offer: There are great restaurants, sporting events, concerts, spas, shopping, and more!
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Explore Gillette Castle! It's not every day that you find a castle in Connecticut--or anywhere in the U.S. for that matter. Which is why Gillette Castle is such an awe-inspiring sight for locals and visitors alike. Once the home of the actor William Gillette, the Castle has been well preserved as a state park, and boasts very unusual architecture and some incredible views of Connecticut River. Tours inside the property are also available to give you an insight into its history and architecture.
Top-notch education! Higher education doesn't get much better than Yale University, situated in New Haven. A top-tier Ivy League school with a vast and vibrant student community, Yale is great for more than just the attending students: Visitors can also take guided tours of the grounds (established in 1701), explore the museums, and experience the thrill of watching a Yale Bulldogs football game!
Catch a play at Westport Country Playhouse! Found, as you might expect from the name, in Westport, this playhouse runs a range of productions throughout the year. Don't be surprised to see some famous actors gracing the stage or directing one of the performances. You may even want to consider renting a second home in the area just to keep tabs on what's playing!
Smaller, closer, sense of community! The biggest cities in Connecticut--Bridgeport, New Haven, and Hartford (the state capital)--are all small, each with a population under 150,000. These small cities allow for a closer sense of community, so finding a rent to own home in the area will allow you to easily settle in with your neighbors: something that you just don't get in other super-sized cities.
Mystic Seaport! Anyone who has an interest in maritime history will just love Mystic Seaport. You can climb aboard and explore historic ships, watch craftsmen go about their work, visit a 19th Century coastal village, and cruise along the Mystic River (which lent its name to the Oscar winning movie as well). Anyone with a keen interest in ships and seafaring history may also want to look for rent to own houses in the area!
Visit the country's oldest amusement park! Lake Compounce in Bristol is the oldest amusement park in the US, and has endured over 160 years for a reason: its great fun! While the kids won't care how long it's been around, they will care about the great water park and the even better roller coasters!
Relax at Hammonasset Beach State Park! Situated in Madison, this is the biggest beach you'll find along the state's coastline. A popular tourist attraction during summers, it becomes quiet and peaceful during the cooler months, making it the perfect spot for relaxing strolls along the water's edge. This is also a great real estate market with plenty of quality, affordable homes for rent in the area.
Mashantucket Pequot Museum! If you're interested in Native American history, you can't do much better than this museum. Since it was built by the tribe who profited greatly from the building of the iconic Foxwoods Resort and Casino, it spares no expenses in terms of comfort and educational quality, making it the most definitive guide to the history of the tribe itself.
Visit the world-class Mystic Aquarium! Mystic isn't only home to the best maritime site in the U.S., it also boasts one of the best aquariums in the country as well. After all, spending half an hour in a water tank with a beluga whale is an experience few aquariums can compete with!
Great house prices! House prices in the state have evened out over the last few years, with the majority of the property market made up of family owned homes and condos. As such, it's a great place for families to raise their children in, with rent to own homes a popular option in alternative financing.
Great coastal seafood restaurants! If you're keen on a bit of seafood, heading to the coast is the best way to experience some freshly caught grub. Abbott's Lobster in the Rough, found in Noank, is particularly famous for its--you guessed it-- lobster. Lenny's Indian Head Inn in Bradford is another favorite local spot for clam chowder and freshly steamed clams. Either way, even if you choose to live somewhere outside of Noank or Bradford, there's seafood aplenty.
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