Looking For A Reason to Move – Destination: Middlebury, CT
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Well, you live in Waterbury, pay taxes in Waterbury, and you work in…. Middlebury. No – what I’ve found to be true is the reverse: some people may work in Waterbury, but live in Middlebury, or have jobs outside of the area , although there are a few people who live in Waterbury and work in Middlebury – Middlebury is the home of Timex. Now, since that reason has been eliminated - the whole nec essity of living where you work - what might induce a Waterbury resident to move to Middlebury???
- The taxes are lower. Compare a tax mill rate of 2 1.9 vs. 39.92 for the two areas. Not to mention that relatively similar houses in both towns are worth much more in Middlebury .
- The school district is better. Visit the Pomperaug School District site to get more detailed information. As the town, along with Southbury, comprises the district, the test scores do not reflect the performance of Middlebury students alone.
If the affordability of homes in Middlebury is a concern, a look at the recent real estate market stats for Middlebury will inform you that only 17 homes in Middlebury are under $300k . Perhaps those residents of Waterbury who can well afford a home in Middlebury may think about it, if for no other reason than to save a few hundred dollars on their taxes.
There are, of course, many reasons why you may want to stay – but in these tough economic times, any way that one can save a penny is a good thing, and moving to Middlebury may possibly be the best thing you’ve ever done.
To find out more about Middlebury, you can peruse the Middlebury CT website.
Looking for information about homes in the Greater Waterbury area?
Buyers, need to find financing and advice on the home-buying process?
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Stop by www.williamsplaces.com !
Courtesy of William James Walton, Sr ., Realtor, Century21 Access America
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