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Five Best Towns for Young Couples in Hartford County

By Tiffany Raiford

Being a young couple in Hartford County is a pretty good deal. This Connecticut County boasts five of the best towns for young couples based on location, proximity to entertainment, housing and dining. There's so much to consider when buying a home and location tops that list. For that reason, you will want to check out what makes these five Hartford County areas so popular for young couples like you.

Avon

In the heart of Hartford County, Avon is a small town with a lot to offer young couples. A suburban community with a few exceptional schools for children, young couples like you know that when the time comes to have children, they'll receive a stellar education. This picturesque town is perfect for couples who enjoy the outdoors, as it features many parks and nature trails. When you're looking for something else to do, shopping in Avon consists of an upscale marketplace and a charming, historic marketplace, specialty shops and spas. There are a number of upscale wine bars and bistros, romantic restaurants and coffee shops for those weekend mornings when running errands after a cup of good coffee is a must.

Manchester

Manchester is an upscale neighborhood with a diverse population of families and young couples. The job market is promising, the homes you can choose from include everything from modern and new to historic and charming. Plenty of boutique shopping, designer shops, and high-end restaurants line the streets in Manchester, making it the perfect Hartford County town for young couples.

Hartford

If you're a young couple in the insurance business, Hartford is the place for you. It's the capital of Connecticut and the fourth largest city in the state. The urban feel of Hartford makes it appealing to young couples. You can pick up a cup of coffee on virtually every corner, choose from spending your evenings at upscale restaurants or dive bars that feature live music, and no matter your personal taste there is shopping for everyone. Parks are big in Hartford, and the view of the Connecticut River makes it worthwhile to call a downtown high-rise home.

Burlington

Not all young couple want to live within the hustle and bustle of a bigger city. If you are the type of couple who'd prefer to wake up at the foot of the hills and enjoy a quiet, serene existence a mere 20 miles from much larger cities, Burlington is for you. There are plenty of mom and pop shops, restaurants and boutiques as well as a few upscale options from which to choose. Job options in Burlington are significant. Additionally, it's not too far of a commute to some of the bigger cities housing larger corporations. The housing market is ample, with houses to choose from that fit every budget and every want.

West Hartford

Looking for a suburban lifestyle with a bit of a trendy nature? If so, West Hartford is for you. It's not so much a big city as it is a big town. The decadent downtown area, which is referred to as West Hartford Center, features the kind of upscale, high-end amenities any young professional wants. Lovely restaurants, coffee shops, book stores, boutiques are art galleries line the streets. The homes in West Hartford consist of stately older homes and more modern homes fit for those who want all of life's little luxuries right at hand.

Life as a young couple in Hartford County is enviable. No matter what appeals most to you, you will find it here and still manage to save yourself a long commute into work every day. This picturesque communities belong on the face of a postcard, which means your life here can potentially be pretty idyllic.

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