17 Reasons Why Connecticut Residents are Moving Out of State

32 comments, 02/04/2014, by , in LISTS, LOCAL, WEIRD

According to Census information released, from 2005-2009, 17,000 more people moved out of state than moved in.  The researchers have all types of speculation as to why that may be the case… cost of living… foreclosure… job opportunities.  But I know the truth.  The people of Connecticut have had enough- and they’re leaving the state in packs.  Not because of foreclosure or because they were laid off- No.  Because of these things:


1.  No professional teams.  Seriously, how is it possible that the entire state has managed to not have a single professional team?


2.  The smell along Route 8 from Naugatuck to Derby is unbearable.


3.  WWE is headquartered in Stamford and ever since they’ve changed their name from WWF to WWE, they’ve never been able to get over it.


4.  Holy Land USA is no longer operable.


5.  People are afraid that Lorraine Warren (who lives in Monroe) will put a curse on them.


6.  Judge Judy (from Greenwich) ordered that they move out of state… and pay their child support.


7.  The “Ice Missle” law goes into effect at the end of the month, and they are too lazy to remove the snow from the top of their cars.  Easier to move to warmer climates.


8.  Mohegan Sun has video surveillance of them marking the cards and they’re in hiding.


9.  There are no In-N- Out Burger fast food restaurants in Connecticut.


10.  Too many deer on the Merritt Parkway.


11.  The state song is “Yankee Doodle” and people think that’s dumb.


12.  Bridgeport filed for bankruptcy in 1991 and just hasn’t been the same.


13.  Connecticut never ratified the 18th Amendment (Prohibition).


14.  People are still outraged that Rob Zombie is getting that skate park moved in Woodbury.


15.  Guilford has a law where only white holiday light are allowed in public view, and they’ve always been colored light kinda people.


16.  Two women: Sandy.  Irene.


and last but not least…


17. They’re trying to leave the state but they’ve been stuck in traffic on 95 for the last 36 hours.


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  1. Bob
    March 5th, 2015 22:18

    White trash, preppy snobs, single moms, illegals, incompetence, and ignorance.


  2. ThomasAndrewToupin
    March 1st, 2014 17:35

    Dont forget their bullshit unconstitutional gun laws.


  3. Jamie Meyers
    February 5th, 2014 18:56

    Lack of jobs, though I’m not so sure things are better anywhere else.


  4. ct guy
    February 5th, 2014 12:33

    #1 Taxes Taxes Taxes – Crazy cost of Living
    Vacation in any other state – gas, food, everything much better


  5. Rob Mulligan
    February 5th, 2014 0:42



  6. Jane Delaney
    February 4th, 2014 21:59



  7. Whooo
    February 4th, 2014 21:45

    OMG people this article isn’t serious can you take a f*cking joke? CHILL OUT


  8. Jeff Hunter
    February 4th, 2014 21:42

    and that’s the clean version!


  9. RogerWheeler
    February 4th, 2014 21:36

    How young and ignorant are you idiot? You never heard of the Hartford Whalers?


  10. Ed Root
    February 4th, 2014 21:32

    Ten years gone from that shithole and not once have I regretted it.


  11. Paul Strukus
    February 4th, 2014 21:21

    Anything, but can’t afford too because can’t save enough money to get the Hell out of this crap State!


  12. Accosted
    February 4th, 2014 21:20

    How about we have an Obama clone for a governor. (What Obama does…he does). Kiss ass


  13. Claudia Heidelberger
    February 4th, 2014 21:04

    Only one?


  14. Bill Parker
    February 4th, 2014 20:50

    Already gone and loving South Carolina.


  15. G
    February 4th, 2014 19:48

    How about $4.10 a GALLON for home heating oil?  I cringe every time the furnace kicks on!


  16. Elgin Clock
    February 4th, 2014 19:20

    Should probably edit #4 a bit.


  17. Ed Breare
    February 4th, 2014 18:54

    A job which guarantees at least 10 years of employment


  18. Bob Whelan
    February 4th, 2014 18:35

    only if my kids and grandkids moved…. build that in law set up baby and we will come! love mom.


  19. Jessica Leffelman
    February 4th, 2014 18:25

    Taxes. We can’t live on our own, the money we make is not enough to rent our own place. Gas prices. Car tax. Seriously, paying property tax on my car? Isn’t registration fees and gas prices enough?


  20. Lindsey Bugg
    February 4th, 2014 18:08

    This is a dumb article. Taxes are too high. Rent is too high. Making $10.00-15.00 does not cut it here.


  21. Archangel 911
    February 4th, 2014 18:04

    The governor is a crook, the taxes are too high, too many people out of work, communist gun laws, governor is a crook, ooops I said it again, big business is leaving the state, the cost of living is un-affordable for the average working person, OBAMA SUCKS as bad as the governor !


  22. Savvas Savvas
    February 4th, 2014 17:56

    Number one reason is Charles island is closed to tourism and the sandbar is never low at any reasonable hours.


  23. Chip Atzbach
    February 4th, 2014 17:45

    Too generous with Welfare


  24. John
    February 4th, 2014 16:59

    IS anyone going to say Taxes?This state is slowly getting and is to most unaffordable it is on the top 10 most taxed states GREED in Hartford and its right there in front of you


  25. Jason Miller
    February 4th, 2014 16:58

    Tired of being taxed at a rate higher than personal income


  26. wendy
    February 4th, 2014 16:53

    I left because we could no longer afford to live there!!


  27. Pookie
    January 10th, 2014 15:57

    HolyLand (if that’s supposedly a reason) is being restored now.


  28. Skwow
    December 20th, 2013 10:52

    I’d like to take some axes to the taxes.


  29. DunayJ
    December 19th, 2013 21:56



  30. RyanHealey
    December 19th, 2013 14:51

    There are MANY reasons to leave Connecticut. This article doesn’t touch on any of them but instead is just a silly waste of space.  I will not that I travel Route 8 from Derby to Naugatuck often and except for a sewage plant in Seymour that you pass in 15 seconds there is no “smell”. In fact, anyone should know most of that area is a river, trees and mountains from Seymour until Naugatuck.  The small of leaves!?


  31. gotocollegengetarealjob
    December 18th, 2013 23:11

    Soooooo dumb. Hoow do you have a job?


  32. Jake from Milford
    December 18th, 2013 22:00

    Try a State GOVT that is near completely out of touch, anti business, no real organic job growth, oppressive taxes and a STATE GOVT locked in a LEFT perspective – then you get EXODUS


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