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John

Ellington, CT | 2 Review(s)

Inquisitive baby boomer, now retired with my wife, searching for our ideal New England location to drop anchor. Life time Long Islander who lived near the water on the Island’s south shore. For a retiree the cost of living has become, um, exclusive. New England provided the discount that we needed, plus we are not a large distance from our roots in NY.

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Life Stage: Retired
Occupation: Law Enforcement/Security Srvs
Enjoys: Fishing, boating, collecting very old phonograph records, model trains
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Ellington, CT


Ellington, Ct - where the town meets the farm - 12/29/2019
After two years of living in Ellington, Ct, we have found it is quietly charming. This small town in north central Connecticut has farms, a downtown, nice neighborhoods, very good school system and nearby amenities. I particularly enjoy the 5 minutes of rush hour, a startling contrast with the NY City rush hours I endured for close to 40 years. There is easy access to the interstates if one needs to get on the road. I feel in time this the place I will drop anchor and stay a while. There is a good healthy way of life here.

Wantagh, NY


Great Town but it costs a bit - 10/15/2011
Wantagh, NY is on Long Island's south shore, lying in Nassau County, in fact a few miles from Jones Beach. Unfortunately it is expensive to live here with taxes reaching unforgiving rates. Housing is pricey as well. The offset is good neighborhoods, fabulous publics schools, proximity to New York City, abundant public transportation, good municipal services, while near many cultural and higher learning centers. Shopping is good too.
The weather is good although it is very humid in the summer, since Wantagh faces the bay and the ocean. Winters are not too severe but a blizzard or northeaster is guaranteed at least once during this season. Overall, Wantagh is a good suburban community but an expensive one.
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