Amanda Gabbard, her husband Michael McGuirk and their two dogs relocated to Ridgefield, Conn. during the COVID-19 pandemic after living in New York City for over 21 years.
Contributed by Amanda Gabbard
James Cohan (left), Jane Cohan (center) and friend Fred Tomaselli at the waterfalls across the street from the Cohans' home in Amesville, a hamlet of Salisbury, Conn.
Contributed by Jane Cohan
Bill Carbone (upper left) with 9-year-old daughter Veda (lower left), 14-year-old son Taavi (upper right), wife Amy Tate (lower right) and dog Shiloh B. Dinkins (lower center) on the steps of the brownstone in Brooklyn, N.Y. The family will be moving to Guilford, Conn. in June.
Contributed by Bill Carbone
Neil Phillips (left), daughter Riley (center) and Stephanie Phillips (right) in their Darien, Conn. home. The family relocated to the area in 2020 after living in New York City's East Village.
Elleyett Photography / Contributed by Stephanie Phillips
These are the stories of eight families and how they decided to relocate to Connecticut.
Deciding to relocate to a new city or state is more than just a financial transaction or logistical matter — it's a personal, carefully-considered decision, according to these seven former New York City residents.
During the COVID-19 pandemic, Connecticut received a
greater share of new arrivals than similar locales in New York along the lower Hudson River Valley and on Long Island. While some areas of the Connecticut have variations by city and town, of course, but even within these variations, the data does show a tendency for suburban areas to be more quickly snapped up than cityscapes.