I WOULDN'T HAVE STAYED FOR 20 YRS OTHERWISE!
My husband and I moved to CT 20 years ago. He was headhunted by a firm in Hartford, and they made a good enough salary offer to bring us here. Oy, the sticker shock! There went THAT raise...
That being said, CT has been a good choice for us. Honestly, we get what we pay for here. When you call the cops, they show up promptly. When you put the garbage out, it gets picked up. The town has mixed stream recycling, too! When a road cracks, it gets fixed (eventually). When disaster strikes, the local hospital can patch us up, or if it's SERIOUS, airlift us to Hatford Hospital, a Trauma I ranked facility. When it's time for children to enroll in school, our local Public school system is great, at least in Manchester! The vintage school buildings in town are currently undergoing a major retrofit, to improve systems and add space. There is the Magnet School option for any budding little geniuses, too.
When it snows, there are plows clearing the roads. If you're Read More