Hartford is always getting dissed. It's too dull, or too poor, or too dangerous, or too dull. (A Boston dude once called it "America's File Cabinet." So it's always nice to see the city and its region show up on some positive Top Ten Lists.
And that's what's happened this week in two different (but potentially related) surveys.
Forbes says the Hartford metro region ranks third in the nation (behind Columbus, Ohio, and New Orleans) as a great place for working mothers.
Meanwhile, Experian Marketing Services found that Connecticut's Capitol City was the No. 2 "most comfortable" city in the nation based on how many sweatshirts and sweatpants people are buying.
Philadelphia was, for the second year running, at the top of that comfort list. Hartford beat out Pittsburgh, PA, while Lafayette, LA, came in fourth.
So, the question that comes to mind is, are the two connected some how? Could it be that Hartford is better for working moms because its so "comfortable" in its sweats?
One argument against that scenario is that Philadephia - allegedly the most comfortable city in the nation based on the Sweats-Purchased Theory - doesn't even make Forbes top 20 best cities for working moms list.