Yes, I know that I am an agent who lives in Waterbury. I love my city, I really do. That doesn't make me a fool, however. I know that if I had the right reasons to move out of town, that I would gladly do so. Of course, I would have some small regrets, but ultimately it would be in my best interests to do so.
Which brings me to an oft-heard gripe about why some people will not buy property in Waterbury: the taxes are too high. A legitimate point, to be sure, but not ncessarily the only reason why someone would not buy property in Waterbury.
But consider this: you work outside of the city, in one of the surrounding towns. Travelling back and forth to work eats up your gas; is relatively time consuming, depending on exactly where you have to travel to get to your destination.
That, of course is only one reason why people might consider moving outside of the city limits. There are, of course, others: cheaper taxes, relatively better education systems, safety, quieter neighborhoods, more yard space, etc.
Just as there are reasons for moving, there are also compelling reasons for staying: family ties, financial inability to afford many of the outlying suburbs, friends and social activities, etc.
Ultimately, it will be up to you, the individual, to decide what is best for you when faced with such a question as this. Which is why, in the upcoming weeks, I will be highlighting each of the Greater Waterbury area suburbs, with relevant and pertinent information about each, that can help you to make an informed decision about whether to stay in Waterbury, or to move...
- Watertown/Oakville: June 10
- Middlebury: June 13
- Wolcott: June 15
- Prospect: June 17
- Plymouth: June 19
- Naugatuck: June 22
- Cheshire: June 24
- Southbury: June 26
Editor's Note: I have moved my schedule forward by a few days so that I can provide you with the most up-to date and accurate information for each area, and also include some features that can help you explore each of the towns that I will be highlighting here.
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Courtesy of William James Walton, Sr ., Realtor, Century21 Access America
Serving northern New Haven and southeastern Litchfield Counties (Waterbury, Wolcott, Prospect, Naugatuck, Middlebury, Southbury, Watertown and Plymouth)