Ideally located midway between Boston and New York, the culturally diverse capital city of Hartford has also been nicknamed the “Insurance City” for the large collection of companies headquartered in this region. Serving as the center of government, the city balances a wide range of economic activity with social and cultural advantages. Brainard International Airport is only one of many transportation efficiencies that ensure regional access. Cultural amenities include theatres, Broadway shows, opera, ballet, symphony, concerts, historic sites, galleries, gardens, and one of the ten top fine arts museums in the nation. Hartford is also home to several colleges.