Live. Work. Play At Hartford

Live. Work. Play.

Hartford Residents at Work

CLASS A OFFICE & RESIDENTIAL GROWTH

82,000 SF leased by Hartford HealthCare at 100 Pearl which will bring 700 employees into the CBD

54% Increase in condo sales in the Metro Hartford Region in 2020

56,000 SF were moved into by Infosys’ InsurTech and HealthTech at Goodwin Center, which will create 1,000 new jobs by 2022

95% Residential occupancy rate in downtown Hartford

$23.00 Per square foot – average rate for Class A office space

24,000 SF were moved into by GalaxE at City Place as company plans on hiring 200 employees

110,000 SF were leased by Connecticut Children’s Medical Center at Hartford Square North

1,575 Residential units currently in the planning or construction phase

23,000 SF were moved into by Stanley Black & Decker to create an innovation center at One Constitution Plaza

5.2% Population growth. Hartford represents the fastest growing residential market in the State of Connecticut

73,000 SF were expanded into by United Bank at Goodwin Center, growing from its previous 46,000 SF

36% Increase in single-family home sales in the Metro Hartford Region in 2020

50,000 SF leased by Sunlife Insurance

1,100 Residential units have been delivered over since 2014

36,000 SF approximately were relocated into by Global Atlantic Financial Company, expanding their headquarters, at One Financial Plaza

795% Increase in residential projects in Hartford’s CBD since 2002

10 Years and longer, CVS has pledged to keep Aetna in Hartford as part of its recent acquisition of the health insurer

Hartford Residents at Work

JOBS & OPPORTUNITY

#1 State in the US for insurance jobs

#1 State for Fortune 500 companies per capita

#1 Highest salary in safe, affordable metros

1,000 New jobs in Hartford’s CBD by Infosys’ InsurTech and HealthTech by 2022

#3 Ranked labor force for productivity

#4 Metro for female entrepreneurs

700 New employees will be brought into downtonwn due to Hartford HealthCare’s recent move to Hartford’s CBD

Top 5 Most innovative states

Top 10 Best cities for jobs

#10 Best paying large metro for young people

#5 In the US for youngest entrepreneurs

#4 Tech market in US in terms of available skilled labor and advancement in the digital economy, putting Hartford next to cities like Atlanta, Austin, Boston, San Francisco, and Seattle

40,500 Daytime workers in downtown Hartford

845 Patents per Year

#5 Best city to get a job in the US. Rating includes how easy it is to get a job, how affordable it is to live there and how satisfied employees are working there

#7 In tech talent momentum markets, a measure of growth in their ability to attract and grow tech talent

$16M In economic output in region

Top 5 Region for aerospace manufacturing jobs

Hartford Couple

DESIRABILITY & AFFORDABILITY

#1 Hartford is ranked #1 in best city in the U.S. for artists

Top 10 Happiest State

37% Cost of living in Metro Hartford Region is 37% less than in New York City

#5 Best City to Raise a Family without going Broke

21% Cost of living in Metro Hartford Region is 21% less than in Boston

#1 Connecticut is ranked first in the nation for access to healthcare

100 Miles from NYC and Boston. Hartford is within easy access to these two major cities

DOWNTOWN VIBRANCY

1M Annual visitors to the Bushnell Park

90,500 Daytime workers in downtown Hartford

440,000 Annual visitors to the XL Center

406,000 Annual attendees at the Dunkin Donuts Park

353,000 Annual visitors to the Connecticut Convention Center

27 Dunkin’ Donuts Park finished the 2019 home season with 27 consecutive sell-outs

338,000 Visitors to the Connecticut Science Center in 2019

13,500 Average event attendance at the XFinity Theatre in 2019

#16 XFinity Theatre ranks 16th among the top 100 amphitheater venues worldwide in annual ticket sales

#1 Newly built Dunkin’ Donuts Park was ranked #1 for minor league baseball stadiums

TOP EMPLOYERS

Traveler's Pratt and Whitney The Hartford Bank of America Cigna Connecticut Children's Hospital Ever Source Aetna University of Connecticut United Healthcare ESPN Mass Mutual University of Hartford Cognizant
Wadsworth Athenaeum

ARTS & CULTURE

Hartford is home to a vibrant community of artists, is famous for its culturally rich history, and is sought after for it's remarkable architecture, art galleries, and museums.

Bushnell Park

Bushnell Park

Connecticut Science Center

Connecticut Science Center

Dunkin' Donuts Park

Dunkin' Donuts Park

Front Street

Front Street

Hartford Festival & Jazz

Hartford Festival and Jazz

Hartford Stage

Hartford Stage

The Bushnell Performing Arts Center

The Bushnell Performing Arts Center

The Convention Center

The Convention Center

The Mark Twain's House & Museum

The Mark Twain's House and Museum

Wadsworth Athenium

Wadsworth Athenium

Xfinity Theatre

Xfinity Theatre

XL Center

XL Center
University of Connecticut

EDUCATION

#2 Region with Highest Concentration of students in the US

#3 Most Educated State

3,100 Students in the UConn Downtown Hartford Campus

2,200 Students in the Trinity College Hartford Campus

38% Population with bachelor’s degree or higher – more than 1.5x national average

215,000 Matriculating students in New England’s Knowledge Corridor

41 Colleges and universities in New England’s Knowledge Corridor

#5 State in the US best public-school’s system noting its high graduation rate, high scoring in advanced placement test scores, and strong early childhood education programs

S.T.E.M.

The Greater Hartford area has one of the most attractive public-school systems in the country due to the education initiatives that are geared towards science, technology, engineering, and math (S.T.E.M.).

Top 10 Colleges & Universities

Hartford Resident at Skaters Park

DEMOGRAPHICS

60% Of the opulation is made up of Gen Z & Millennials

#3 In rank for labor force productivity

#4 Metro for female entrepreneurs

Top 10 Cities for millennials

#5 In the US for youngest entrepreneurs

#4 Most populous city in State of Connecticut

#2 region with highest concentration of students in the US

5.2% population growth. Hartford represents the fastest growing market in the State of Connecticut

1.2M population in the Metro Hartford Region

38% Of the population has a bachelor’s degree or higher, which is more than 1.5 times the national average

215,000 matriculating students in New England’s Knowledge Corridor

3,100 Students are in the UConn Downtown Hartford campus

2,200 Students are in the Trinity College Hartford campus

Metro Hartford Region Median Household Income

City Population Median Household Income Distance from Hartford
Avon 18,302 $132,500 9 miles
Simsbury 24,979 $119,588 12 miles
Glastonbury 34,491 $116,625 11 miles
South Windsor 26,054 $107,088 11 miles
West Hartford 63,127 $99,280 4 miles
Farmington 25,506 $94,606 8 miles
Windsor 28,760 $88,986 7 miles
Whethersfield 26,082 $83,391 5 miles
Rocky Hill 20,145 $83,100 9 miles
Bloomfield 21,301 $76,952 6 miles
Manchester 57,699 $70,736 9 miles

TRANSPORTATION

CT 2030

The CT 2030 plan is the Governor’s 10-year, $21 billion, transportation infrastructure plan to prioritize highway and rail projects intended to create less congestion, quicker commutes, and increased economic activity.

I84 & I91

Hartford is located halfway between New York City and Boston - 100 miles to either of these cities. Situated at the interchange of Interstate 91 and Interstate 84, Hartford has easy access to the greater Northeast region.

Bradley International Airport

Ranked #5 best airport in the US, Bradley International Airport (BDL) is a 20-minute drive north of the CBD and is the second busiest New England airport with an average of 350 flights a day.

In July 2019, Bradley Airport (BDL) broke ground to build a new $210 million, 14.4 million square foot, ground transportation center. Scheduled to be completed by 2022, the new ground transportation center will have additional public parking, on-site car rentals and increased access to public transit.

In 2019, seven million passengers passed through Bradley Airport and marked the seventh straight year of increased passenger traffic at the airport. BDL added one new airline in 2019, Frontier, and plans to add more transatlantic and domestic service. The Connecticut Airport Authority hopes to add service to London, Seattle, Nashville, and Austin in the future to compete with Kennedy and LaGuardia Airports in nearby New York City.

Connecticut Transit

Hartford’s CBD is accessible by bus service, provided by Connecticut Transit, which operates over 30 local and 12 express routes throughout Greater Hartford.

CT Fastrack

Providing a convenient commuting option between Downtown Hartford and New Britain, CTfastrak is a rapid transit bus system that operates as frequently as every 7 minutes during rush hour and provides a typical travel time of under 30 minutes.

Hartford Line

Opened in June 2018, the Hartford Line runs from Springfield to New Haven, creating greater accessibility to the corridor’s labor pool. With 17 daily trips, the rail line is projected to provide 1.26 million new annual trips by 2030 and expects 1,800-2,000 daily commuters. The Hartford Union Station, servicing the Amtrak and the Hartford Line commuter rail, borders the Downtown.

PARKING

HOSPITALITY

The Hartford CBD has approximately 2,000 hotel rooms, which include the Hartford Marriott Downtown (409 rooms), the Hilton Hartford (392 rooms), the Crowne Plaza Hartford Downtown (350 rooms), and the recently reopened Goodwin Hotel (124 rooms).