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Patch's Poll: What Do You Like Best About Living In CT?

iVillage says CT is best for women, another groups says it is worst for retirees - what do you love about life in the Nutmeg State? Leave your thoughts in the comments!

The iVillage website this week announced that Connecticut is . But recently, another group ranked our state as

All of this raises the question - why do you live here? What do you love most about life in Connecticut? No poll today - just leave your thoughts in the comments!

johnqpublic March 18, 2012 at 04:00 PM
I really like the taxes, especially the recent increase in sales tax and for clothing items. We are the number one state for per capita debt. The number 1 worst state for business. It's good to be number 1.Unfunded mandates, another great feature of Connecticut. Helps to drive up property taxes. Ya gotta love it!
--- March 18, 2012 at 05:26 PM
Agreed. Loooove those taxes! And for those who would cry that perhaps jqp and I should then leave CT if we don't like it, I would counter and say that our State government needs to change and start being our servants and not our masters. Simple, really. Politics is for schmucks and the easily bamboozled, but proper governance changes history itself.
Christine Rose March 18, 2012 at 08:31 PM
Here's what I like. I like that I live in the woods at the Redding/Bethel border, that in seven minutes I am in cute downtown Bethel for fresh ice cream, chocolate, milkshakes, and Sycamore Drive in. I like that another seven minutes or so away (on a good traffic day) that I can go downtown to Danbury every weekend of the summer and go to an amazing cultural festival. Or, if the mood strikes, I can drive 25 minutes in the other direction and go to the beach to watch the sunsets. I happen to really think CT is awesome....though those taxes are admittedly, not so great.
johnqpublic March 18, 2012 at 08:48 PM
My point being, we do have a lot of good things going for us, but the cost and taxes are just horrendous!
B-Chip March 19, 2012 at 05:18 PM
Having recently moved to Bethel from NYC, I know that the taxes, although high, are significantly lower than across the border. I can also tell you that the people here are more pleasant, shopping is easier and more efficient, traffic (even on 84 and 53) moves better, and the air is breathable. We are glad we made the move!

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