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Savor your senior years with a carefree independent living lifestyle in Bridgeport, an eclectic mix of 13 distinct neighborhoods in Fairfield County, Connecticut. Renowned for its shoreline parks, regional sporting events and festivals, Bridgeport is the perfect city to enjoy the next phase of your life. Known as the Park City, Bridgeport boasts 45 green spaces, some of which are home to charming views of both the Long Island Sound. Quaint areas of interest, such as Captain's Cove Seaport, and entertainment destinations including the historic Bijou Theatre and the Klein Memorial Auditorium, provide plenty of cultural enrichment opportunities. The area is easily accessible via the Intermodal Transportation Facility, which links local and interstate buses with the train station and the Bridgeport/Port Jefferson Ferry terminal. Bridgeport makes for an exciting, vibrant retirement community, so be sure and explore all of your different independent living options within the city.

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Senior housing types near Bridgeport, CT

  • The Watermark at 3030 Park, a CCRC

    The Watermark at 3030 Park, a CCRC

    3030 Park Avenue, Bridgeport, CT 06604
    (9)
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    Over twenty years of experience have taught us that today's seniors want more choices and are leading a more active lifestyle than generations before. That's why we created a community filled with choice. Great restaurants, brain and body fitness courses, a Health Care Center with assisted living,...

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  • Sycamore Place Apartments

    285 Maplewood Avenue, Bridgeport, CT 06605
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    Sycamore Place Apartments is a senior's housing residence located in Bridgeport, Fairfield County, Connecticut. With a positive and welcoming atmosphere, Sycamore Place Apartments is a wonderful choice for your new home. Known as 'Park City', Bridgeport is a dream for anyone who loves nature and...

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  • Maplewood at Southport

    Maplewood at Southport

    917 Mill Hill Terrace, Southport, CT 06890
    (2)
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    Leasing Gallery Now Open. Visit us at 1720 Post Road (next to Starbucks), Fairfield. Now accepting reservations. Maplewood at Southport is a luxury senior living community offering independent living, assisted living and memory care. The community is situated on 27-acres of beautifully landscaped...

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  • Spring Village at Stratford

    Spring Village at Stratford

    6911 Main Street, Stratford, CT 06614
    (33)
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    At Spring Village, you'll find a dedicated staff who understand the importance of balancing individual care with your independence. Whether you enjoy watching a movie in our theater, reading a novel in our library, or taking an excursion to nearby local shops, we are dedicated to helping you live...

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  • Spring Meadows at Trumbull

    Spring Meadows at Trumbull

    6949 Main St, Trumbull, CT 06611
    (20)
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    Discover a community truly in bloom at Spring Meadows Trumbull, where residents spend their days in a warm and friendly environment. Our community offers privacy and the freedom to live the way residents choose in comfortable surroundings. At the same time, it offers companionship. Say goodbye to...

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  • Maplewood at Orange

    Maplewood at Orange

    245 Indian River Road, Orange, CT 06477
    (13)
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    Maplewood at Orange has carefully blended a comfortable yet elegant decor, an enthusiastic staff, engaging social enrichment and expertly prepared meals featuring farm-fresh ingredients to create a unqiely special memory care and assisted living community. Just in the heart of the shopping and...

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  • Maplewood at Strawberry Hill

    Maplewood at Strawberry Hill

    73 Strawberry Hill Avenue, East Norwalk, CT 06855
    (20)
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    Maplewood at Strawberry Hill is the sparkling new assisted living and memory care community conveniently located in a friendly neighborhood close to the Norwalk-Westport line, just minutes to major highways and trains. We are part of an innovative, locally based company and not part of a large...

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  • Meadow Ridge

    Meadow Ridge

    100 Redding Rd, Redding, CT 06896
    (5)
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    Meadow Ridge is managed by Life Care Services®, An LCS® Company. Life Care Services ranked highest in customer satisfaction in the J.D. Power 2019 Senior Living Study and achieved the highest score in all seven study factors: resident services and activities; community staff; food and beverage; new...

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  • Maplewood at Darien

    Maplewood at Darien

    599 Boston Post Road, Darien, CT 06820
    (10)
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    Maplewood at Darien is an assisted living and memory care residents for the most discerning seniors. Exquisite interior desgin, an enthusiastic and experienced staff of associates, engaging social and cultural enrichments opportunities, and expertly prepared meals featuring farm-fresh ingredients...

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  • The Inn

    The Inn

    73 Oenoke Ridge, New Canaan, CT 06840
    (2)
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    Just a stone's throw from New Canaan's bustling town center, The Inn is Waveny's charming residence for seniors who can appreciate the benefits of independent living in a supportive, intimate retirement community. Like all of Waveny, The Inn welcomes residents from all areas. Nestled in a scenic...

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  • The Village at Mariners Point

    The Village at Mariners Point

    111 South Shore Drive, East Haven, CT 06512
    (19)
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    Majestic ocean views from a breathtaking seaside hilltop greet residents daily at The Village at Mariner's Point. Lavish gardens provide a setting for leisure, art, and fitness activities. Private walking paths and gazebos grace beautifully manicured gardens, while the 68-seat movie theater, Mariner...

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  • Atria Darien

    Atria Darien

    50 Ledge Road, Darien, CT 06820
    (2)
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    Atria Senior Living is a leading operator of independent living, assisted living, supportive living and memory care communities in more than 200 locations in 26 states and seven Canadian provinces. Atria communities are home to more than 23,000 seniors and employ more than 14,000 people.

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  • Benchmark Senior Living at Ridgefield Crossings

    Benchmark Senior Living at Ridgefield Crossings

    640 Danbury Road, Ridgefield, CT 06877
    (38)
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    Residents of Ridgefield Crossings enjoy attractive apartments, comfortable community rooms, a lovely outdoor patio and garden and an ever-changing program of social and fitness activities. 24- hour assistance is personally tailored to each resident's changing needs and is provided for by a caring...

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  • Atria Ridgefield (Opening Spring 2020)

    Atria Ridgefield (Opening Spring 2020)

    55 Old Quarry Road, Ridgefield, CT 06877
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    Currently pre-leasing at 392 Main Street in downtown Ridgefield, Connecticut. Atria Senior Living is a leading operator of independent living, assisted living, supportive living and memory care communities in more than 200 locations in 26 states and seven Canadian provinces. Atria communities are...

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  • Maplewood at Newtown

    Maplewood at Newtown

    166 Mt Pleasant Road, Newtown, CT 06470
    (17)
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    Maplewood at Newtown has much to offer residents and families -- from the sunlit lobby and resort-style couryard to the helpful concierge service and family-friendly country store. Thoughtfully laid-out apartments, designed specifically for older adults, are beautifully appointed and feature modern...

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  • The Hearth at Gardenside

    The Hearth at Gardenside

    173 Alps Road, Branford, CT 06405
    (8)
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    The Hearth provides the area's top care programs, activities, and services at a price point that creates an unparalleled value and unforgettable experience. At The Hearth at Gardenside, you'll enjoy gracious living, engaging activities and delicious Hearth-Healthy dining options on 19 wooded acres,...

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  • The Hearth at Southbury

    The Hearth at Southbury

    655 Main St S, Southbury, CT 06488
    (33)
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    The Hearth provides the area's top care programs, activities, and services at a price point that creates an unparalleled value. Nestled on 19 scenic acres, The Hearth at Southbury is within walking distance to shopping, restaurants, and only a short drive away from the Kettletown State Park on the...

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  • Atria Stamford

    Atria Stamford

    77 3rd Street, Stamford, CT 06905
    (21)
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    Atria Stamford has served the families of Fairfield County since 2007. With a continuing commitment to quality, the community is undergoing an extensive renovation and expansion to enhance beauty and functionality. Once complete, residents will enjoy a host of exciting new spaces and amenities,...

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  • The Residence at Summer Street

    The Residence at Summer Street

    14 Second Street, Stamford, CT 06905
    (1)
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    Welcome The Residence at Summer Street is a premier Luxury Independent Living, Assisted Living and Memory Care community, in the downtown area of Stamford, CT. When you join our family, you’ll thrive in a vibrant community setting, and as importantly, your family and friends will have the comfort of...

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  • Atria South Setauket

    Atria South Setauket

    4089 Nesconset Highway, South Setauket, NY 11720
    (35)
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    At Atria South Setauket, we take care of all the work while you socialize and try new activities. Relax on the patio, swim in our outdoor pool or take a cooking class with friends. Enjoy the hotel-like amenities in the convenient Long Island community you love, right near plenty of shopping and...

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  • Maplewood at Danbury

    Maplewood at Danbury

    22 Hospital Avenue, Danbury, CT 06810
    (41)
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    Maplewood at Danbury has the unique feeling of a country inn, carefully blending a comfortable yet elegant decor, an enthusiastic staff, engaging social enrichment and expertly prepared meals featuring farm-fresh ingredients to create a unqiely special memory care and assisted living community. ...

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  • Cedar Woods

    Cedar Woods

    80 Cedar Street, Branford, CT 06405
    (21)
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    Cedar Woods provides a fulfilling, independent lifestyle in a welcoming environment. Situated on beautifully landscaped grounds, you'll love the elegant quality of our facilities while enjoying all the convenience of the nearby community. We're just minutes from shopping, dining, entertainment and...

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  • Glen Crest

    3 Glen Hill Rd, Danbury, CT 06811
    (1)
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    Our beautiful and spacious independent living community is located in Danbury, CT near the Danbury Hospital, world class shopping, and about an hour from all the luxuries of New York City. We offer all the conveniences of large city living, with the home feel of a rural setting. Our residents love...

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  • The Watermark at East Hill

    The Watermark at East Hill

    611 East Hill Road, Southbury, CT 06488
    (27)
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    Over twenty years of experience have taught us that today's seniors want more choices and are leading a more active lifestyle than generations before. That's why we created a community filled with choice. Great restaurants, brain and body fitness courses, fantastic events and assisted living, memory...

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  • Edgehill, a CCRC

    Edgehill, a CCRC

    122 Palmers Hill Road, Stamford, CT 06902
    (1)
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    Edgehill, a lifecare community by Benchmark Senior Living is conveniently located on the border of Stamford and Greenwich. We offer Independent Living, Assisted Living and Nursing Care. Our community features a comfortable lifestyle, superb amenities and the highest standards of hospitality and...

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  • The Village at Brookfield Common

    The Village at Brookfield Common

    246A Federal Road, Brookfield, CT 06804
    (29)
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    The Village at Brookfield Common is a haven of tradition and elegance nestled within a community of shops, services, and amenities available to meet your every need, with exceptional convenience. The hillside setting affords a panoramic view from the cathedral-ceilinged dining room, English tea...

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  • Birchwood Suites Enhanced Assisted Living and Memory Care

    Birchwood Suites Enhanced Assisted Living and Memory Care

    423 Clay Pitts Road, East Northport, NY 11731
    (55)
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    Birchwood Suites is a a fully enhanced assisted living community nestled on five acres of beautiful property in East Northport, NY. Our community offers a variety of luxury suites when life becomes too difficult or unsafe to live alone. Our Enhanced License, appointed by the New York State...

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  • Atria Hertlin Place

    Atria Hertlin Place

    675 Portion Road, Lake Ronkonkoma, NY 11779
    (24)
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    Set on 14 magnificent acres in the beautiful hamlet of Lake Ronkonkoma, Atria Hertlin Place offers an independent lifestyle for today's active older adults. Our convenient location provides easy access to the surrounding area, local beaches, and the exclusive shopping, restaurants and museums of the...

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  • Solstice Senior Living at Guilford

    Solstice Senior Living at Guilford

    201 Granite Road, Guilford, CT 06437
    (19)
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    Solstice Senior Living at Guilford provides a fulfilling, independent lifestyle in a welcoming environment. Nestled within a 80-acre wooded nature preserve with hiking trails and a fully stocked fishing pond, you'll love the quiet seclusion of Solstice Senior Living at Guilford and the convenience...

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  • River Valley Retirement Community (Opening Summer 2021)

    River Valley Retirement Community (Opening Summer 2021)

    101 Oakview Dr, Trumbull, CT 06611
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  • The Residence at Selleck's Woods

    The Residence at Selleck's Woods

    1 Parklands Drive, Darien, CT 06820
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  • The Residence at Westport (Opening Summer 2020)

    1141 Post Rd E, Westport, CT 06880
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  • Keystone Place at Wooster Heights (Opening Fall 2020)

    Information Center: 69 Kenosia Ave, Danbury, CT 06810
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  • Lutheran Home of Southbury

    990 Main St N, Southbury, CT 06488
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Bridgeport, Connecticut

Independent Living

If you or your loved one would like the convenience of having housekeeping and chores taken care of by professionals while living the way you desire, think about the option of an Independent Living Community. Occupants can live their lives as they desire while their meals are prepared by a professional chef, housekeeping and laundry duties are handled by staff, and social activities are scheduled and organized. Along with their daily needs being met, residents can enjoy an opportunity to be among peers, in a community with others of similar age groups and backgrounds. Typically comprised of a private living space and a full kitchen, these communities offer homes with many of the amenities of apartment life but without the hassle. Guests can be invited over and entertained, and there will be more time to spend with them with the basic maintenance of daily tasks out of the way. While policies differ between communities, a number of residences allow cats and dogs as well. Nursing and health care services can always be arranged for with private care providers if desired. There are a number of expenditures and benefits to consider while choosing an independent living community. It is important to learn if these amenities are included in your care plan: Waiting list deposit, cable TV, housekeeping, transportation, utilities, initial assessment fee, parking, and internet access. The amenities that pertain to independent living include transportation, golf course, restaurant-style dining hall, beauty salon & barber shop, healthcare center, concierge services, private rental hall, and fitness center & swimming pool.

Demographics and Values

In Bridgeport, 67.8% participate in the labor force, 20.8% live in poverty, 5.5% are widows, and 12.8% have some form of disability. Demographically, Bridgeport is 3.1% Asian, 35.3% black, 39.2% Hispanic, 0.0% Pacific Islander or Native Hawaiian, 0.6% Native American, 16.0% other or not specified, 40.4% white, and 4.6% mixed race. In terms of crime, Bridgeport has 23.3 property crimes per 1000 residents and 9.0 violent crimes per 1000 residents. Bridgeport has a population density of 3,523 people per square mile. The current population of Bridgeport is shrinking at a rate of -0.003%. In the previous presidential election, 4.2% voted for a third party candidate, 57.3% voted Democrat, and 38.5% voted Republican in Fairfield county. In Bridgeport, 3.7% of the people are veterans of the United States armed forces. Bridgeport is considered neutral to members of the LGBTQ+ community. Based on gender, 48.9% are male and 51.1% are female. The median age of Bridgeport is 34 years old. In Bridgeport, 22.4% of the population are over the age of 55, 8.7% are over the age of 60, 4.3% are over the age of 70, and 3.0% are over the age of 80. In terms of education, 32.4% have a high-school diploma, 6.6% have a graduate degree, and 18.1% have a college degree. In terms of Christian denominations, out of the total population of Bridgeport 45.7% practice Catholicism, 3.2% practice another Chrisitan faith, and 3.1% are Presbyterians. In Bridgeport, 36.0% are nonbelievers. In terms of non-Christian denominations in Bridgeport, out of the total population 2.0% practice Judaism, 0.3% practice an Eastern religion, and 0.6% practice Islam.

Regional Climate and Weather Information

According to many seniors, climate and weather are the most significant factors in selecting a care destination. In the summertime, Bridgeport is approximately 74°F. The summer high peaks at roughly 85°F in the month of July. The summer low drops to roughly 60°F in June. In the winter, the average temp sinks to about 34°F. The winter high will rise to roughly 46°F during the month of December. The low winter temperature will rise to around 23 °F in the month of January. Monthly, Bridgeport gets approximately 4 inches of precipitation. The most rain historically happens in December with an average of 5 inches in a month. Bridgeport receives on average 29.70 inches of snow per year. On average, the air quality index rating in Bridgeport is around 47.8. The average air quality conditions are rated as good. This means that there is no health advisory associated with the air quality for this destination. The air quality index rating is at its peak during December at approximately 76.4. During this time, the average air quality conditions are rated moderate. This means that those who are unusually sensitive should consider limiting the amount of time spent on outdoor exertion. Bridgeport has a humid subtropical type of climate. The average humidity rating for Bridgeport is roughly 67%. Humidity levels reach their peak during the month of September at approximately 70%.

Local Hospitals and Health Care Providers

Access to medical facilities might be a significant consideration in choosing the most suitable retirement home. In total, there are 3 hospitals located in Bridgeport which offer emergency services and other healthcare. The top hospitals in Bridgeport include Bridgeport Hospital, St Vincent's Medical Center, and Southwest Connecticut Mental Health.

Cost of Living

The total cost of living is a big influence in determining which location meets the needs of your family. The rent burden for Bridgeport is about 27.4% of the average monthly income. Monthly, the median rent in Bridgeport is $1,666 and the median value of a house in Bridgeport is around $169,205. Bridgeport has a sales tax of 6.35%.

State Information

An overview of Connecticut

Based on natural beauty, Connecticut ranks 6th in the nation. In terms of personal well-being, Connecticut ranks 3rd in healthcare and 21st in quality of life compared to other states. In total, Connecticut has 38 general hospitals and 121 health centers that provide care for 3,571,450 citizens. The top three hospitals in the state are considered to be St Francis Hospital &Amp; Medical Center, Sharon Hospital, and Lawrence &Amp; Memorial Hospital. The state of Connecticut has a cost of living index of 128.8 where a score of 100 is the national average, and anything above 100 is considered more expensive than the average. The state has a grocery index rating of 114.2 and a housing index rating of 144.7.

Social demographics of the state

The state of Connecticut ranks 14th in the country for diversity, and the state is considered LGBTQ friendly. During the latest presidential election, 41% voted for the Republican candidate while 55% voted for the Democratic candidate. In Connecticut, 28% of the population attend some form of religious service and there are 2,597 different congregations. The top three non-Christian denominations in the state are Jewish-3%, Muslim-<1%, and Buddhist-<1%, with the most common Christian denominations consisting of Evangelical Protestant-13%, Mainline Protestant-17%, and Historically Black Protestant-5%. In Connecticut there are 109 masonic lodges. In Connecticut, 32% of the population is over the age of 55. The median age in the state is 41.

State-wide weather information

The average amount of precipitation peaks during the month of March at around 5.47 inches. The average monthly precipitation for the state of Connecticut is around 4.15 inches. During the winter, the average temperature in Connecticut drops to around 29°F. During the winter, the average high temperature peaks at around 44°F during the month of December. The average low temperature during the winter drops to around 12°F in the month of January. The average temperature in the summer rises to around 70°F. The average high summer temperature is around 86°F in the month of July. The average low summer temperature is around 52°F in the month of June. On average, Connecticut has an air quality index rating of around 41.2 AQI. The average air quality index rating peaks in the month of July with a rating of around 53.7 AQI. The average humidity across the state is 69%. Humidity levels tend to reach their peak in the month of September at around 70%. While residents of Connecticut mostly enjoy pleasant conditions, it's important to be aware of inclement weather as well, which in Connecticut can include hurricanes and tornados.

Wildlife to be found in Connecticut

The state of Connecticut has a diverse array of plant and animal life. Local plant life can consist of white-tailed deer, blue flag iris, kingcup or marsh marigold, and summersweet. The state animal of Connecticut is the the sperm whale.