What is the best gay city to live in Connecticut?
Which city in Connecticut is the top LGBTQ-friendliness while being the most affordable? Find out here on this episode. Then download your FREE Queer Money Kickstarter, a 9-step Guide to Kickstart Your Journey to Financial Independence.
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What’s the most affordable, LGBTQ+ friendly City in Connecticut?
Today, we’re sharing the most affordable, LGBTQ+ friendly city in Connecticut. What’s the runner-up for the most affordable, LGBTQ+ friendly city in Connecticut? Stamford. Why? Stamford, Connecticut scored 100 on the Human Rights Campaigns Municipal Equality Index. The home values average $607,000 per property, the highest for Connecticut. Rent averages $2,882 a month for a 2-bedroom, 2-bathroom apartment, which is highest for the state average. The cost of living is 138.6%, tied for the highest with Norwalk and Bridgeport. The average income is $101,000 yearly, which is the second highest in the state. Meanwhile, the median income is $70,000 a year, which is also the second highest in the state annually.
What’s the winner for the most affordable, LGBTQ+ friendly city in Connecticut? Norwalk. Why? Norwalk, Connecticut scores 100 on the HRC MEI. The home values average $552,000 per property, the second highest. Rent averages $2,517 a month, which is also the second highest in Connecticut. The cost of living is 138.6%, tied for the highest. The average income is $105,000 a year and the median income is $75,000 a year, both being the highest in Connecticut.
An honorable mention is Hartford, Connecticut, the state capital. Why? Hartford scores 99 on the HRC MEI. Hartford is missing some trans benefits, such as not having trans-inclusive health care benefits at the municipality level. Two of three for leadership having pro-equality policy efforts. With a little more effort, they might be able to get that 100. The home values average $173,000 per property, less than a third of Stamford and Norwalk. Rent averages $1,573 a month, which is just below average. The cost of living is 104.8%. The average income is $52,000 a year which is the second lowest in the state. The median income is $42,000 a year, being the lowest in Connecticut.
One good thing about Norwalk is Connecticut Troupe 429, which is a gay-owned and operated LGBTQ+ bar for everyone all day every day. Check out the local PFLAG chapter at https://pflagnorwalk.org/ or Visit the Triangle Community Center at https://ctpridecenter.org/. Pride’s typically the second weekend in June.
Congratulations, Stamford and Norwalk! Maybe next time, Hartford. You know what to do.
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