Back in March, I wrote an article titled, 'Greater Danbury Speaks Out About Best Advice to Give Someone Moving to Connecticut.' Before I wrote the article, I asked the question on my FB Page, "What is the one piece of advice you'd give to someone moving to Connecticut?" Of the 250 comments I received, 70% stated, "Don't move here!"

Recently, WalletHub conducted an in-depth study to determine which states are the 'Happiest States in the U.S.,' and Connecticut ranked #6. How could that possibly be? I thought most Connecticut residents had nothing but bad things to say about the state.

Sunset Over Candlewood Lake - Ethan Carey
Sunset Over Candlewood Lake - Ethan Carey

To determine the happiest states in America, WalletHub compared the 50 states across three key metrics: 1) Emotional & Physical Well-Being, 2) Work Environment, and 3) Community & Environment.

The methodology was conducted by six individuals with large brains who were college professors with Ph. D.s, so I figured they had some street cred. As I attempted to figure it out, I saw the two words "relative metrics." I checked out!

The top six happiest states were Utah, Hawaii, Maryland, Minnesota, New Jersey, and Connecticut. The six least happiest states were Alabama, Kentucky, Arkansas, Tennessee, and Louisiana; dead last was West Virginia.

To illustrate the sheer beauty of Connecticut, I've chosen 27 photos from the thousands I've taken around CT and turned them into a slideshow accompanied by Louie Armstrong's' What a Wonderful World.' Enjoy!

9 of the Most Unusual Restaurants in Connecticut

20 Fascinating Fun Facts About Connecticut

10 Most Dangerous Neighborhoods, in Connecticut's Highest Crime City

Those of us who live in Connecticut know, this place is NOT what the rest of the country thinks it is. We have folks struggling to get by, we have crime, drugs and very dangerous neighborhoods. Recently, I set out to find the most dangerous city in Connecticut and I got a lot more detail than I bargained for. After determining Hartford was the city with the most violent crime, I was able to find the specific places that are the most dangerous within the city. These are the 10 Most Dangerous Places in Hartford according to the Connecticut Bail Bonds Group.

Gallery Credit: Lou Milano



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