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Old 08-20-2015, 07:48 PM
 
Location: Orange Virginia
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When I was looking to make a move up north I certainly read a lot of horror stories but based on this recent article of Simsbury by Money Magazine, it said that taxes were 7.592 dollars per year, median home price was 289,000, and the median income was 115,000 in earnings, based on those statistics I could afford Simsbury being an Audi Mechanic with a combined house hold income of about 120,000. Between the wife and I both working my estimate is we would have no problem meeting bills, having money to save, and have fun with.

So is Connecticut expensive or not?
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Old 08-20-2015, 07:55 PM
 
Location: Florida
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Simsbury is an excellent town to raise a family. It is pretty pricey, but I've seen some pretty nice homes in the $200K's there. It's also convenient, with plenty of shopping centers on Route 44.
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Old 08-20-2015, 07:57 PM
 
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When I was looking to make a move up north I certainly read a lot of horror stories but based on this recent article of Simsbury by Money Magazine, it said that taxes were 7.592 dollars per year, median home price was 289,000, and the median income was 115,000 in earnings, based on those statistics I could afford Simsbury being an Audi Mechanic with a combined house hold income of about 120,000. Between the wife and I both working my estimate is we would have no problem meeting bills, having money to save, and have fun with.

So is Connecticut expensive or not?
Its useless list night here on the forum.
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Old 08-20-2015, 07:58 PM
 
Location: Orange Virginia
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Its useless list night here on the forum.
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Old 08-20-2015, 08:01 PM
 
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Simsbury is a great town with excellent schools. However, as you can tell, the property taxes are quite high, even compared to nearby towns with very good schools as well like Avon and Farmington.

The most expensive areas of the state are west of New Haven and prices rise as you get closer to NYC. East and North of New Haven are much more affordable, though east of New Haven along the shore is also very expensive in a lot of towns.
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Old 08-20-2015, 08:04 PM
 
Location: Orange Virginia
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Well if you can get a house for 200k and your yearly taxes are 7,598 and your income is in the 100k range or over then you should able to have a nice life in that area unless you're and single and looking for excitement but Im not as young and have not been single for 22.5 years.

Those numbers do not seem expensive to me when comparing to other northeast regions.
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Old 08-20-2015, 08:10 PM
 
Location: Orange Virginia
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if you divided that by 12 that is roughly 632.41 needed per month to put toward the annual tax bill. So if you had a 600 a month 30 year mortgage plus include taxes in the payment that would make your house payment 1,232.41 per month.
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Old 08-20-2015, 08:25 PM
 
Location: Northern Fairfield Co.
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If I recall, your kids are grown, correct? I'm not sure I'd want to spend that much on taxes in a town where I wouldn't be utilizing the school district. Maybe other services are included too? (Ex. Garbage pickup?). If schools aren't too important to you, I would keep on looking -- I think you can find another nice safe town with lower taxes.
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Old 08-20-2015, 08:44 PM
 
Location: Orange Virginia
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Yeah my kids are college age now, closest college to us is UVA, about 25 minutes from Orange, we also have Mary Washington and James Madison Universities, the Hokies are further south from us by 2.5 hours. I liked Washington and Lee and Virginia Military Institute.

Anyways garbage pickup I got the Dodge and a utility trailer, wife and daughter and law like to go thrift/antique/junk shopping, they find it the Dodge and I go get it, I like that small town, main street, farmers market, junk store vibe, its fun country living and really what I was looking for with a possible relocation to Connecticut.
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Old 08-20-2015, 08:59 PM
 
Location: Northern Fairfield Co.
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Check out Sherman CT. Prices can be all over the place (from affordable to expensive). It's a rural town by CT standards -- very countryish so I think you would like it. It borders Pawling NY and is an easy ride to Kent and New Milford. (Or check out Kent and New Milford...) Taxes in Sherman are ridiculously cheap compared to neighboring towns -- it has no HS in town, but it's still a very desirable town to those who want to lead a sleepy/quiet lifestyle. Here's a listing for a house in the $200s. 5 Blueberry Ln, Sherman, CT 06784 | Trulia

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