That site contains a wealth of information, including comprehensive reviews of the school systems throughout the entire state, school budgets, breakdowns for non-english as a primary language, special needs, etc....
It also has everything you would need to know about mill rates for taxes. If you use Google, you can search out the web site of just about any town and can use the town-specific site to get the assessed values of specific homes you might be interested in to understand the taxes that would go with that property.
The best school systems in the state are in the Southwest corner and North and West of Hartford. Some of the outlying towns are pretty good - but you have to do your own research to understand how the schools measure up on those statistics that are important to you.
Hope that helps.
Towns? That is a personal preference. I can however recommend you visit http://www.rivervalleybook.com which is a publication that can give you a good look at each of the towns in the Glastonbury, Rocky Hill area. There are also links to other areas like West Hartford and the Farmington Valley.
Hope this helps....Want a tour??? Let me know.
Are you still looking for an agent? I live in the area and would love to help you.
I'll send you a link to search all of the properties on your own.
Ron Goralski 860-989-7463 cell
will provide you with school info,housing trends,prices,crime statistics, community info,all based on public records. You can research by city, zip code or neighborhood..
You are the one who will have to determine if an agent is knowlegible, so becoming as informed as possible is important.
Hope these links help, Dunes
I work based in the Southington and work out of Rocky Hill alot. I have family in NJ (Paterson and Woodbridge)and make very frequent trips myself. You are correct in thinking you need to be south west of Rocky Hill. You really don't want to be across the Ct River (glastonbury, portland for examples) either for commuting principles. Rocky Hill is smack dab in the center of CT. From there you have access to all the major highways; 91, 84, merritt so you can travel in all directions fairly easily. If I'm correct you come from a more rural area in NJ. Is this something you'd like to find in CT? There are alot of nice communities in Ct; it all depends on what your looking for.
I agree http://www.greatschools.net is the perfect site for the stats. I know for a fact that Southington School system has a 98% graduation rate, the top sports program along with top special learning needs programs,Ymca programs, theater groups etc...
The taxes in Ct are much lower than NJ. The highways are less congested and in 1 1/2 hours you can be in Manhattan. The Shore line of Ct is also a beauty and within 1 hrs drive you can be at some of the most beautiful beaches.
I have included some properties in a 20 mile spand; take a look and let me know what you think.....
I can help you find what you are looking for and assist thru your families process....
Century 21 Access America
117 N. Main St.
Southington, Ct. 06489
Prudential Ct Realty
Glastonbury, Ct 06033
Office - 860-633-3674 Ext 284
Welcome to CT. There are some lovely towns in the Rocky Hill area including Rocky Hill. Take a look at this publication. It has a wealth of information on the area. When you come into town, I would be happy to take you on a tour. I have been a Realtor for many years and would love to help you find the perfect home.
If you would like a hard copy of these books, please send me your address and I will get them out to you.
As far as school information, please visit http://www.greatschools.net Here you will get all the information you could ever want on all school systems in the state.
If you would like more information, please do not hesitate to give me a call at 860-916-2744
There are many great towns in CT. You can access my web page: Barbarabahan.Prudentialct.com. There are several links there to check on local towns, schools, amenities, Travel distance, etc. As I have moved many years ago to CT with small children, I understand the importance of locating just the right town. If you would like to call me, there is a link on my website to "call me now" . I would be happy to answer any questions you may have.
Hope to hear from you soon.
Barbara Bahan, Realtor
Prudential CT Realty
There are several nice towns to live in that are convenient to Rocky Hill. On my website there are some links to information on CT schools. Wethersfield is the next town over, has many interesting shops, is very close to a few large malls. Cromwell and West Hartford are a nice towns too, but my opinion doesn't really count here. I would suggest you look at the CT.gov website and some of the individual town sites to see which has the services and amenities that are important to you and your family. The price range you are looking in could have a big impact on which town wind up in.
If you would like to start getting some listings by e-mail, I would be happy to help you determine where would suit you and your family best. WE could start with a broad search that includes several towns, then narrow it down as you get a feel for which ones you like better than others. As you look at the listings for the different towns, you will also get a feel for which ones will have the higher, or lower, taxes.
I can be reached at (800) 525-7793x1002, firstname.lastname@example.org, or through my website. I look forward to helping you and your family find your next home!
A real good realtor is Alicia Albert at Century 21 Alaimo (in Enfield)