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Old 04-23-2010, 06:22 AM
 
Location: CT
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I did, so I decided to check the MLS. There are 25 single-family properties currently listed between 1300 and 1399 square feet. The taxes range from a low of $3498 to a high of $5015. The majority, 23 of the 25, are under $4300.

Granted, this is a small sampling. But I didn't find ANY at $6000 for said square footage.

Take a look at the Bentley Drive and Columbia Drive areas of Manchester. Thats my old neighborhood and I know for a fact that my old neighbors paid darn near $6000 in 2007-2008 for their little box. I was a little off on the house size...they are 1408 sq ft.
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Old 04-23-2010, 11:46 AM
 
Location: Cheshire, Conn.
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Take a look at the Bentley Drive and Columbia Drive areas of Manchester. That's my old neighborhood and I know for a fact that my old neighbors paid darn near $6000 in 2007-2008 for their little box. I was a little off on the house size...they are 1408 sq ft.
I looked at all listed properties between 1300 and 1399 square feet. If you give me a specific property address, I'll check it out. But from what I've seen, the taxes aren't going to jump from $4300 to $6000 for and additional 9 square feet.
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Old 04-29-2010, 10:10 AM
 
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I looked at a ~1400sf house on Bentley Drive 3 years ago. The taxes were a little over $5000 in 2007. But I don't think this represents the bulk of the town. I noticed taxes in the Meadowbrook Fields development were higher than most of the town in general.

I was looking in the Manchester/Vernon area. I wound up in Vernon simply because I found a house I liked better. Taxes are lower, but the house is older too; my place is 45 years old, 1968sf, and taxes are just under 5k. But Manchester was certainly a possibility, probably better for those who want a suburban lifestyle while being closer to just about everything.

Vernon is another town that gets a bad rep sometimes, because of the "downtown" Rockville section near the hospital. Again, there was a period of time where drug dealers attempted to set up shop, but it's getting cleaned up. Some run-down streets in Rockville are going through rejuvenation. You'll have your rough sections in any town of decent size, but it certainly is nothing like the inner city. The vast majority of town residents would never stand for it. Either the scum gets cleaned up, or there's a mass exodus. Manchester & Vernon decided to clean up.

I've also never heard of the term "ClanChester" until today...
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Old 04-30-2010, 03:01 PM
 
Location: Wethersfield, CT
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I think the Rockville section of Vernon is more blue collar than anything.
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Old 05-12-2010, 06:37 PM
 
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I've never heard of Manchester referred to as "Clanchester", either. The town is pretty diverse, in my opinion.

I've heard that Manchester was referred to as Clanchester only as an anecdotal joke and this was years ago. I've only heard in black/latino circles only becuase it used to be the whitest town until people from Hartford moved to the low income housing by the Highway or some other areas. I like Manchester, seems like a very quiet city. I've been to the "Village" right by the Highway next to the Cemetary and it was pretty quiet although the people inside were a different story. They were trying to get away from the stress of Hartford's gritty streets. the only is it's that they bring their funky attitudes with them.

all in all I do Like Manchester as it is an ideal place to live for me.
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Old 06-09-2010, 10:49 PM
 
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Maybe this article can answer the OP's question.

A regional task force arrested 11 and Tasered a suspect during a drug bust in Manchester. - Courant.com
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Old 06-09-2010, 11:00 PM
 
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I think the attributes of Spruce St. have already been covered before:
Moving to Connecticut... Question about Farmington/ Manchester
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Old 06-10-2010, 09:20 AM
 
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Jay- you dont think $6000 for a 1350 sq ft house on .23 of an acre is a little out of line??
For those who have good income,taxes one way or other doesn't bother them.As Jay will say he has heard from me before on this issue.
I filed an appeal on home purchased in Rockville,was denied even though property changed hands twice,once at end of 2005 at $125000 and in 2006 for $109000 and than foreclosure,buzzards.I am assessed at $173,000 for 24 X 32 home.Home unoccupied since early 2008 in decrepit condition.We now have it restored.Taxes $3700,thought the vultures would help,a joke.In the best of times home could not sell for more than $130-$135,000 range.Did think we had reasonable chance,not with greedy gov't,take and never give back.
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Old 06-11-2010, 08:15 AM
 
Location: New England
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Oh for crying out loud...here goes the drama fest again.

A drug bust for pot in a city of 50K+...yawn.

The perspective above? "OMG, RUN FOR YOUR LIVES."

Yes, Manchester is a drug infested cesspool.

You could also look at this from another perspective. That bust cleaned out probably 90% of the people selling drugs on Spruce Street. It's that small of a problem.
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Old 06-11-2010, 10:56 AM
 
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Oh for crying out loud...here goes the drama fest again.

A drug bust for pot in a city of 50K+...yawn.
Drama fest? The post is a fact found in the newspaper.

A drug bust for pot?? I'm confused. Did you not read the part about the crack and heroin? You must be referring to the OTHER drug bust in Manchester where one guy was arrested with 7 pounds of pot.
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