My professional life is based in the San Francisco Bay Area, but I live in West Hartford, Connecticut. While everyone knows about the Bay Area’s qualities, I am pleased to see West Hartford on Kiplinger’s top 10 list for “Best Cities for the Next Decade.” A few snippets from the article:
- “idyllic place to live and raise a family”
- “regional destination for shopping and dining”
- “two hours from both Boston and New York City”
- “schools — both public and private — are the biggest draw for newcomers”
I am often asked what the Bay Area equivalent of West Hartford is. Imagine Palo Alto as a suburb of Sacramento. It’s something like that, albeit with more New England tradition than Bay Area tech.
Having lived in West Hartford for a few years, I can happily confirm it deserves Kiplinger’s praise.