The United States city of Hartford, Connecticut proclaims itself to be "The Insurance Capital of the World" due to its strong insurance industry, which defines much of Hartford's economic life. The city, soon to celebrate its 400th birthday, is one of the USA's oldest and with a population of around 125,000, it's the fourth largest in Connecticut. As an expatriate living in Hartford, you'll be in the center of the city that Mark Twain, one of its most famous residents, famously declared to be the most beautiful city he'd ever seen. There is plenty of culture for expats in Hartford to enjoy, with local amenities including the Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art and the Connecticut Science Center. Architecturally, the huge Aetna Headquarters is worth a visit, as is Mark Twain House and the opulent Connecticut State Capitol. For expats living in Hartford with an interest in local events, the city also hosts a number of annual parades and other community events.
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There are various travel options for expats moving to Hartford. The city is well connected to a number of highways, with coach services running to a number of major cities. The most straightforward route for any expatriate moving to Hartford from outside the United States is to fly into the nearby Bradley International Airport from one of the larger American hub airports. Expats moving to Hartford can get plenty more general information on expatriation on the InterNations website, with our online Expat Magazine having a good collection of articles on topics ranging from expat insurance to working and living abroad. We've also got content written by other InterNations members, which is often a great way to get a sneak preview of the dos and don'ts of expatriation and what to expect as an expatriate moving to Hartford.
The Connecticut city is seeing something of a boom in investment, with many developers interested in Hartford's potential as a knowledge economy, especially considering its strategic position in the Knowledge Corridor region between north-central and south-central Connecticut. The city offers plenty for expats working in Hartford after hours, with a number of popular bars and restaurants and a lively cultural life. Expatriates in Hartford may also like to get in touch with other global minds in the city, and the InterNations website is an easy way to do this. Our discussion groups and private messages are a popular way for expats all over the world to organize meet-ups and network with their local international communities – and as part of this growing local expat community, you should find settling into life as an expatriate working in Hartford easy and enjoyable.