for the northeast it's seems to be a great place
I'm from southern Calif., Los Angeles area all my life except for 10 years in Phoenix metro for college, and the start of my profession, then back to L.A. We moved to this community, our first experience w/ the northeast, just in 2006. At first it just seemed like a really fun adventure and a nicer version of life: less traffic, less crowds, but w/ pretty much all the same stores and services and all right here in or close to South Windsor (many are in adjacent Manchester, but that town borders ours and thier big malls blend right into some of our main shopping districts, so it's all together.
Connecticut is really beautiful in general, didn't seem to have severe winters, and has four distinct seasons, quite a contrast to life in the Southwest.
Taxes area bit steep in these areas but that's probably common throughout the region compared to what I used to, it's probably because of the cost winter services and winter's wear and tear on infrastructure I assume. This Read More