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View Poll Results: What state is more appealing
Connecticut 23 35.38%
Rhode Island 42 64.62%
Voters: 65. You may not vote on this poll

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Old Today, 10:52 AM
 
Location: Placitas, New Mexico
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When it comes to comparing cities in both states, Providence has successfully reinvented itself and is one of the more appealing cities in New England. The larger cities of Connecticut are a mess with the exception of Stamford though their suburbs are well heeled.
Rhode Island has Newport, beautiful beaches, access to the big coastal islands and the considerable appeal of Cape Cod. But Connecticut on the other hand has the Berkshires, pretty country towns,some nice beaches, and posh suburbs and access to NYC.
All in all it looks like a draw to me and it would depend on which qualities are more important to anyone making a choice.
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Location: New Mexico --> Northern Vermont in March
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When it comes to comparing cities in both states, Providence has successfully reinvented itself and is one of the more appealing cities in New England. The larger cities of Connecticut are a mess with the exception of Stamford though their suburbs are well heeled.
Rhode Island has Newport, beautiful beaches, access to the big coastal islands and the considerable appeal of Cape Cod. But Connecticut on the other hand has the Berkshires, pretty country towns,some nice beaches, and posh suburbs and access to NYC.
All in all it looks like a draw to me and it would depend on which qualities are more important to anyone making a choice.
These are both Massachusetts. Pretty much on point otherwise though. For what it's worth, in my past seven years in Albuquerque I would go back to the Cape every summer to spend time with family. I would always fly into Providence airport instead of Boston, because it has easier access to the Cape. In a nutshell, they are both the same distance but I-195 has way less congestion than MA routes 3 and 24.

Connecticut's Litchfield Hills which is adjacent to the Bershires in Mass is certainly very scenic and beautiful part of the state.

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Fishers Island is interesting in where its jurisdiction lies.
One of the most scenic and memorable boat rides I had been on was the ferry from New London, CT to Block Island, RI. We nautically passed through New York waters in Long Island Sound on the way to Block Island and went right past Fishers Island. It was really scenic, not very developed at all, had some nice beaches to look at on shore. This island seems very private and not very accessible and a bit more on the residential side rather than a destination was my impression. But I was curious about it and wouldn't mind making landing there at some point. Now I'm curious to google some more info about it. Looks like the ferry service to Fishers Island is accessed from New London, CT.

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One of the most scenic and memorable boat rides I had been on was the ferry from New London, CT to Block Island, RI. We nautically passed through New York waters in Long Island Sound on the way to Block Island and went right past Fishers Island. It was really scenic, not very developed at all, had some nice beaches to look at on shore. This island seems very private and not very accessible and a bit more on the residential side rather than a destination was my impression. But I was curious about it and wouldn't mind making landing there at some point. Now I'm curious to google some more info about it. Looks like the ferry service to Fishers Island is accessed from New London, CT.
Which is why Fishers Island is the only community in New York State that has a ZIP code whose first digit is 0.
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