Connecticut Apartments For RentConnecticut apartments range from the very affordable to the very luxurious and expensive. It all depends on where you live. In land mass, Connecticut is the third smallest state in the United States. Yet it is the wealthiest state in the Union. The state's economy is driven by manufacturing, which is swiftly being overtaken by the big insurance companies that have taken up residence in Hartford.
Cost of living in Connecticut is almost 15% higher than the rest of the United States, with property taxes ranking second behind the state of New Jersey. Now you won't pay property taxes if you're renting. However, it will factor into what you do pay in rent. Summers are long and hot, while winters are very cold and quite snowy. The major cities of Connecticut offer apartments for rent to suit every budget and to fit every lifestyle. There are trendy urban areas filled with eclectic restaurants. Not as diverse and older in population than the rest of the country, it would be wise to choose your new apartment based on thorough neighborhood research. Hartford is the state capital where you will find city rentals starting at $500 per month. This is the price you can expect for a basic, no frills, efficiency. The price climbs steeply when you start to look for location, sophistication and diversity in lifestyle. Bridgeport offers easy access to ocean transportation. However, public transportation is lacking in most areas of Connecticut making cars a necessary commodity. Bridgeport is by far the best place to find an affordable apartment featuring significantly lower rents than in the rest of the state. New Haven is home to Yale University and it is a true college town. It offers an exciting blend of culture, cuisine and music venues. Connecticut apartments are plentiful here to accommodate an ever changing student body. However, these apartments are not cheap. A studio apartment can rent for $700. Rents can climb to $1500 for a studio depending on the included amenities. One of the best things about living in Connecticut is its proximity to Manhattan. The commute to New York is quick and easy. Of course, the bad part about living near New York is that living close is as bad as living in. It can be a very expensive proposition, even from the next state over.