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Old 12-23-2014, 07:35 PM
 
Location: Jacksonville, FL
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Dude, you're the man. Awesome post. Huge help.
You're welcome.

Another good thing about northern/central CT is that there are no NYC or Boston accents, ever. People rarely even talk about NYC or Boston. The NYC people just stay in their NYC bubble and the Boston people just stay in their Boston bubble anyway. So, the people in Tolland County, CT are not metro/city kind of people. They're not really sophisticated at all. They're fairly simple.
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Old 12-23-2014, 07:45 PM
 
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I'd say budget is a substantial consideration for us. We want to be able to get a nice house with a good amount of land (5 acres at least) for 450k or less. We also want to make sure that we don't get eaten alive by high taxes and cost of living.
Would something like this fit the criteria?: 9450 Caughdenoy Rd, Clay, NY 13029

I ask because it is rural with at least 5 acres, it is within a reasonable drive to big box shopping in a couple of directions including a couple of Wegmans grocery stores, it is in an area that gets its share of snow, a city within the same county, a lake with a couple of beaches/parks and it is well below the budget. Basic STAR is a property tax exemption that pretty much everyone gets, by the way.

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Old 12-23-2014, 07:53 PM
 
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The OP could buy brand new construction in a nice, forested area in a town like Hebron, CT for well below his budget:

9 Highland Drive, Hebron CT 06231 MLS# G693796

The OP would commute to Hartford on Route 2, which is a beautiful, scenic, hilly, forested highway.
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Old 12-23-2014, 08:01 PM
 
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The OP could buy brand new construction in a nice, forested area in a town like Hebron, CT for well below his budget:

9 Highland Drive, Hebron CT 06231 MLS# G693796

The OP would commute to Hartford on Route 2, which is a beautiful, scenic, hilly, forested highway.
Keep in mind that the criteria said at least 5 acres. That may be the toughest part.
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Old 12-23-2014, 08:09 PM
 
Location: Jacksonville, FL
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Keep in mind that the criteria said at least 5 acres. That may be the toughest part.
The OP could get a nice large ranch on 5 acres with total privacy for under $450K.

17 West St, Columbia CT 06237 MLS# G692645
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Old 12-23-2014, 08:10 PM
 
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Anywhere in northern new england could fit the bill.
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Old 12-23-2014, 08:14 PM
 
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Op look in and around Manchester nh
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Old 12-23-2014, 09:17 PM
 
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I would look into Tolland County, CT. It's a rural county, part of the Hartford metro area. Very lightly populated, little traffic, beautiful forest and hill scenery, and easy access to high paying jobs in Hartford. Check out towns like Willington, Tolland, Coventry and Bolton. You can easily find a nice house with several acres of land and PRIVACY for under $400K. There are beautiful forests, stonewalls, quaint town centers and virtually no crime. There's virtually no influence from NYC or Boston other than maybe sports fans. The population growth rate is only like 1%, so it's not like people are moving there and driving up traffic and cost of living. People love living there.

The OP said he likes forest scenery, which pretty much rules out Midwestern cities.
LOL..we have trees in the Midwest...believe it or not. Much of Wisconsin is forested.
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Old 12-23-2014, 09:20 PM
 
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LOL..we have trees in the Midwest...believe it or not. Much of Wisconsin is forested.
Yes, I know that. But largely, the Midwest is open fields.
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Old 12-23-2014, 11:52 PM
 
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Most of New England is laid back. I would look into the state of Massachusetts outside of the Boston metro area good luck
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