Simsbury : Connecticut

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What it's Like to Retire in Simsbury

Simsbury is a suburban town of almost 24,000 people a few miles northwest of Hartford.   It is a very old and pretty town with many historic buildings. Simsbury Center Historic District runs from Hopmeadow St. from West St. to Massaco S One of the most interesting things about Simsbury is that because of the International Skating Center of Connecticut , it is a world class ice skating center. Sasha Cohen is just one of the many stars who has trained here. Photos of Eno Memorial Hall and the International Skating Center courtesy of Wikipedia and Sphilbrick.

 

Where to Retire in Simsbury and Home Prices

There are more active communities in the area, including at least one in Simsbury (see directory in Find a Community above). The median price of a home in Simsbury was $250,000 in mid 2012 according to City-Data.com.

 

What is special about Simsbury

Simsbury is an old, historic town. The presence of the International Skating Center puts Simsbury on the map. For more detals about the area see listings for Farmington, Newington, and Hartford.

 

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What people are saying about Simsbury

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Simsbury is a nice small town outside of Hartford, but the only problem is that it is located in Connecticut which is out of control with our politicians spending like drunken sailors. Our new governor recently passed the highest tax increases in Connecticut history and our politicians have already run through all the money and are looking for more taxes to raise because they can\'t seem to give our money away fast enough. To be fair to your readers, and I know you are located here in Connecticut, you should tell them about all the hidden taxes that go along with living here. For example one of the highest gas taxes in the nation (gas is about $4.25 a gallon right now when it is only around $3.75 in much of the nation). Cigarette and liquor taxes are also one of the highest, if not the highest in the nation. Then there is the property tax on your car--similar to the property tax other states have on real estate. We are one of only a few states to have this tax, but it can be as high as $1,000 to $2,000 a year depending on the value of your car and the town you live in. Don\'t forget the 6.35% sales tax, the 5 to 7% income tax, and on and on. To sum it up, if you are going to move to Connecticut be prepared to be taxed to death.
Posted by lawman on October 11, 2012

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Facts about SIMSBURY
  • State: CT
  • Environment: Suburban,
  • City Population: 10,000-25,000
  • Median age of Population: 25-44
  • Avg Jan Temperature: 21-40
  • Avg July Temperature: 60-80
  • Median HH Income: 80,000+
  • Average Home Price (MLS): $200,001-$300,000
  • Annual Property Tax on a $200,000 house: 2000-4000
  • Total Crime Index: <80 (Very low)
  • Cost of Living Index: 111-120 (high)
  • Culture Index: 101-110 (slightly above average)
  • State Sales Tax: Yes
  • State Income Tax: Yes
  • Name of the Guide: boomer1

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