Simsbury : Connecticut


What It Is 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. 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.


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 home value in Simsbury was $378,427 in mid-2021, according to Zillow.


What Is Special about Simsbury

Simsbury is an old, historic town. The presence of the International Skating Center puts Simsbury on the map. There are several parks and State Parks in Simsbury, along with a farmers market, community gardens, golf course and recreation area, and is bike friendly. For more detals about the area see listings for Farmington, Newington, and Hartford.


What Is Not Special about Simsbury

High cost of living, high taxes, and Simsbury is not considered a walkable community.

Who Will Like Retirement in Simsbury

Retirees who enjoy the outdoors and want to experience all four seasons may enjoy living here. There is a library, community gardens, trails and State Parks in a pretty setting.

Local Economy Is Driven by

Finance, Insurance, and professional services.

Climate and Physical Environment

January's average temperature is 28 degrees and July's average is 74 degrees. The community gets about 40 inches of snow.

Restaurants & Cultural Scene

There are a few cafes and restaurants; Simsbury Meadow Arts Center presents programs; the town hosts festivals and events; For the cultural scene Hartford is just a few miles away.


Simsbury has a low crime rate.

Medical Facilities

Hartford and its many medical facilities is just a few miles away.


The nearest international airport is in Hartford, about 10 miles away; Simsbury is considered a bike friendly community.

Valuable Links

Visit Simsbury

What people are saying about Simsbury

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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