If you’re tired of the hustle and bustle of urban living, or simply want to have convenient access to water-based activities, the Connecticut shoreline is your best option. Here you’ll find idyllic communities with stunning waterfront homes and convenient water access.
Whether you’re interested in boating, fishing, and other water-based activities, or need a change of scenery, you can always relocate to Connecticut. If you think you’re ready for lakefront living CT, here’s why you should make the move this year.
Improved air quality
Lakefront communities are often located in less densely populated areas, away from the urban centers where air pollution is much worse due to congestion. Air quality in areas surrounding large bodies of water tends to be much better. Aside from the fact that there is less air pollution in suburban and rural lakefront communities, the air near bodies of water also contains copious amounts of negative ions.
Studies suggest that negative ions remove allergens like pollen, dust, and spores, helping reduce the likelihood of an allergic reaction. They are also believed to remove airborne pathogens like bacteria and viruses that make you sick.
Moreover, negative ions are known to improve oxygen absorption by the body.
Negative ions aside, breathing clean, fresh air improves your quality of life by increasing mental alertness, regulating serotonin levels, and reducing stress.
You can buy an expensive home, but you can’t buy a gorgeous view. You can’t put a price tag on a beautiful sunset or the sight of boats floating idly on the water. Lakefront homes offer stunning views of the water and the surrounding areas, which make entertaining and day-to-day living all the more enjoyable. The Blue Mind Theory also suggests that views of the water can have a positive impact on mental and emotional health.
Scientists believe that individuals fall into a calm and meditative state whenever they’re near or in bodies of water. They call it the perfect antidote to the Red Mind, a state of constant anxiety and overstimulation – the consequence of living stressful and demanding lives in congested urban centers.
Prime real estate
Waterfront real estate is perceived as the ultimate trophy property because of the location, exclusivity, and lifestyle. Generally speaking, there is steady demand for lakefront homes because of limited usable land along coastlines. As homeowners continue to flee urban areas like New York City and Boston for Connecticut, the state’s lakefront communities are likely to face steady demand from buyers in search of larger living spaces in suburban and rural areas.
The Connecticut shoreline along with Fairfield and Litchfield counties is seeing steep price increases and a surge in homes sales – a trend that began in 2020 and shows no signs of slowing in 2021. With more employers allowing remote work and flexible arrangements, workers are migrating to Connecticut for more real estate options and a higher quality of life.
Leisure and recreation
Part of what makes lakefront property so desirable is the lifestyle. Living close to the water provides quick and convenient access to water-based activities like swimming, boating, fishing, kayaking, paddle boarding, and more. The areas near the Connecticut shoreline also provide access to camp sites and nature trails. If you want to spend more time outdoors, lakefront living is worth considering.
Healthy sun exposure
Living in a location that encourages outdoor activities and physical exercise naturally allows for healthy sun exposure, which is a good way of getting sufficient vitamin D. Optimal vitamin D levels is essential to immune health and other bodily functions.
It’s believed that 40% of American adults don’t get enough sunlight, which puts them at higher risk of depression, osteoporosis, muscle weakness, and other health issues.
Lakefront living makes it easier to get an adequate amount of sunlight. Even if you’re not interested in outdoor exercises, the simple act of sitting on your patio while you admire views of the water during midday should be enough for you to get the recommended duration of safe sun exposure.
Better sleep quality
Living by the lake or another body of water offers respite from the noise and light pollution of major urban cities that can negatively impact sleep quality. And because water is known to have a calming effect, it becomes easier to fall and stay asleep. The slower pace of life also gives you more time to prioritize sleep and relaxation.
If you’re ready to find the lakefront property of your dreams in Northern Fairfield and Litchfield Counties, CT, don’t hesitate to call Fazzone & Harrison Realty LLC at 860.307.7203 and 860.354.0479, or email the team at KHarrison(at)FazzoneAndHarrisonRealty(dotted)com to get started. You can also reach us here. We’re a boutique real estate agency with white-glove service and over 30 years of experience.