Many of my good friends have moved to Florida to take advantage of the year-round warm weather, where according to moving.com, there are 200 sunshine-filled days a year, and I get that.

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Other advantages of moving to the sunshine state include no state income tax, remarkable cultural diversity, a laidback lifestyle, more bang for your buck,  affordable housing, and NO SNOW, and I get that too.

What does New England have that Florida doesn't have? Fall foliage, that's what! In Connecticut, the colors are most dramatic near the end of October. But I've noticed that our state's fall colors appear more pronounced around bodies of water like Squantz Pond and Candlewood Lake. Would you choose to live in New England or Florida if money was not the issue? I'll put up with five months of cold weather for the beautiful Connecticut landscape and the vibrant colors of our fall foliage every time.

Dazzling Colors Illuminate Squantz Pond & Candlewood Lake

The Candlewood Lake Chronicles: Exploring Vaughn's Neck

Vaughn's Neck is located smack dab in the middle of the northern part of Candlewood Lake, separating the New Fairfield/Sherman side from the Brookfield/New Milford side.

New Milford Candlewood Lakefront Dream Home

Take the tour of this amazing New Milford Candlewood lakefront home currently on the market.

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