Reviews & Comments
Manchester, CTRuined by the underclass
Nice town with nice areas but the schools and a significant portion of town are ruined by the underclass. A lot of Section 8 housing in the middle of town. Manchester High School is a true inner city school - watch out parents!
South Windsor, CTLow Crime but High Cost of Living
Houses are not cheap in South Windsor. Lots of recent commercial development if you like that sort of thing. The people are snobby in an upper-middle class sort of way - they have enough money to keep up with the neighbors but aren't truly wealthy. Good roads and the schools have a good reputation. If you have the money send your kids to prep school, though.
Connecticut, CTConnecticut's For the Rich
CT is a pretty state that has three fatal flaws:
1. For such a small state it feels very overcrowded and population density is high.
2. High cost of living including taxes on just about everything. They even charge you a property tax each year on your car, so if you buy a new(er) car expect to pay a couple of thousand each year.
3. Housing and land are cost prohibitive for all but the wealthy. Middle class feels the squeeze. Of course, the underclass gets a free ride on just about everything thanks to onerous taxes and ever-expanding social services. Wait till the State builds a methadone clinic in your town.
The best county is Litchfield if you can stand the long commute.