Monday, May 31, 2010

Congratulations, West Hartford!

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.

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