Hartford is like every other major New England city right now. The industries that drove it are moving out and being replaced by smaller upstart corporations. Hartford has seen a rebirth of sorts in the last 10 years however. Obviously the insurance industry isn't what it used to be, but the academic and medical communities always bring new people, and I would think the market for 6 families would be good for the younger, more transient buyers/renters. Let us know if you have more specific questions.