Connecticut residents Diana Ross, Meryl Streep, Martha Stewart and David Letterman must be onto something.
Connecticut appears at No. 4 on LawnStarter’s 2015 Quality of Life Index for the 50 states.
The index is based on six quality-of-life factors analyzed by LawnStarter and borrowed from The Economist -- GDP (economic output) per capita, average life expectancy, divorce rate, unemployment rate, geographic location (latitude) and male-female income equality. The Economist considers these factors to be good barometers for quality of life.
On our index, Connecticut scores high marks for GDP, life expectancy and divorce rate.
Among the state’s advantages, according to the Connecticut Department of Economic and Community Development, are numerous cultural opportunities, 250 miles of shoreline, high income and education rates, and an appealing mix of urban, suburban and rural settings.
“Connecticut is unequaled in opportunities essential to enjoying a first-class quality of life,” the state economic development agency says.
For a full copy of the report's methodology and analysis, please email LawnStarter's Chief Economic Research Analyst, Ryan Farley, at firstname.lastname@example.org.