I moved my family to Connecticut in the early months of 1979 when I was hired here at the radio station. Before that, my family and I lived in Rochester, New York near the Eastman School of Music and across the street from the Rochester Museum and Science Center which was smack dab in the middle of the city and we loved it.

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When we relocated to New Fairfield, Connecticut, we felt like we were living in the middle of nowhere. Still, we became acclimated to living in a different environment as the months went by. And now we love it!

This article is aimed at anyone thinking of moving into Connecticut or somewhere else in the state. It's based on research from the folks at rent.com. If you'd like to look at their methodology, click on rent.com.

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LOOK: Here are the 25 best places to live in Connecticut

Stacker compiled a list of the best places to live in Connecticut using data from Niche. Niche ranks places to live based on a variety of factors including cost of living, schools, health care, recreation, and weather. Cities, suburbs, and towns were included. Listings and images are from realtor.com.

On the list, there's a robust mix of offerings from great schools and nightlife to high walkability and public parks. Some areas have enjoyed rapid growth thanks to new businesses moving to the area, while others offer glimpses into area history with well-preserved architecture and museums. Keep reading to see if your hometown made the list.