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Most Popular Spots in Connecticut to Retire

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Retirement in Connecticut offers individuals the option of choosing from many different settings. They can enjoy rural landscapes, seaports, quintessential New England towns, or fun activities in the city. Many of Connecticut’s popular retirement spots include stores, shopping, and events within walking distance. The towns are either, small, quiet and quaint, or lively and full of entertainment. Most offer plenty of activities to keep seniors busy throughout their retirement years.

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  1. Guilford, Connecticut - The small shoreline town of Guilford lures retirees with its character and charm. The town was founded by English Puritans in 1639 and features historic sites and legendary tales. Guilford has a population of 22,000, which gives the town a strong sense of community. It is located near the New Haven-Milford metro area placing it close to major highways and rail connections.
  2. Darien, Connecticut - In 2013, Forbes.com listed Darien, Connecticut among one the top 25 places to retire rich. Its location on Connecticut’s “Gold Coast” offers scenes of the Long Island Sound. Residents of Darien can travel to New York City within an hour to enjoy the city life. Seniors also enjoy yachting, swimming, tennis, and two beach towns.
  3. Madison, Connecticut - Madison is another small quaint town overlooking the Long Island Sound. Its population is nearly 19,000. According to Coastal Living, it’s so small it can easily be missed. It has a walkable downtown clustered with two-story shingled and red brick buildings harboring boutiques and family-owned restaurants. These buildings line Madison’s Main Street. During the summer, the town hosts outdoor concerts and farmers’ markets.
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  5. Mystic Country, Connecticut - Mystic Country, located halfway between New York and Boston, appeals to retirees for its historic lighthouses and seafaring villages that provide plenty of opportunities to go boating and fishing. Its countryside offers scenic drives, hiking, and biking trails. The town also has two world class museums – the Mystic Seaport and the Mystic Aquarium, and it has two popular gaming resorts – the Mohegan Sun and Foxwoods. The entertainment centers include three casinos, live concerts, and a fun nightlife.
  6. Stamford, Connecticut - Stamford is one of Connecticut’s largest cities. Its downtown attractions allow seniors to shop at brand-name stores or enjoy leisure strolls to restaurants, live shows, or movies. It offers an active arts and music scene. Residents can also take scenic boat rides and walk the trails through the woodlands and cultivated gardens at its many parks.
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