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"Utopia...if you can afford it"

Utopia...if you can afford it - 4/25/2008
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Thomaston, CT

Moved here from Northern California about 5 years ago. Have been living in a small town in Litchfield County ever since. Yes, the cost of housing is expensive....and so is heating oil, etc.. But let me tell you this, I live in a town of about 4,000 people and I haven't locked my doors since moving here. In fact, I honestly don't have any idea where my house keys are. We don't lock the doors when we go on vacation!!! Do you know why there are so many generations of families that never leave New England? Because there is no better place to move..period. We've lived in the south, we've lived out west, we have family that live in the central states, Connecticut...and the New England region in general is the only place left in the country where you can still find Ozzie and Harriet...Leave It To Beaver, etc... I NEVER want to move from here.

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re: Utopia...if you can afford it - 4/25/2008 - 2/22/2011
That's so good to hear since I plan on returning after living almost 40 years in Tx. I'd like to know what town you live in since I've looked into Litchfield County.

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