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Susan Davis-…, Other/Just Looking in Wells, ME

How gay friendly is simsbury, we are married w/2 very young kids and are relocating for work.?

Asked by Susan Davis-whatley, Wells, ME Thu Feb 5, 2009

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Well, as a 16 year old resident of Simsbury, I would say that the older crowd is a bit more conservative than the younger crowd..yet that is usually the case, no?..Personally, I dont think a kid would get teased later on in high school in simsbury, but maybe early on. As a GLBT supportive student, I find most people are relatively apathetic, yet ignorance can be found within the community (as in kids using "gay" or being sort of homophobic..), but that's pretty much everywhere..our GSA is pretty small which for me means that most people dont have a problem with it, but they just won't actively be like, " GLBT RIGHTS!"..the school is pretty good though..and sports are pretty big here..lots of opportunities in classes and extracurricular activities.. you probably already made a decision or something since you posted in February, but whatever..
0 votes Thank Flag Link Tue Jun 16, 2009
Hi Susan -

Hopefully this finds you and your family enjoying CT. My partner and I have been living in Wethersfield for 2 years and really like the area and state. Simsbury is a beautiful location with a lot to offer.
I would say that the hardest part is making friends...

Take care,
Bryan
1 vote Thank Flag Link Sun Aug 16, 2009
I think you will find that Connecticut is quite an enlightened state overall. I have friends, (a lesbian couple) that are about to be married here next month. Simsbury has a wonderful school system - my step-daughter grew up there and now attends the high school. It is ranked second in it's catagory. The town is very picturesque with a lot of quaint shopping area, restaurants, etc. The taxes are a little high but it is worth the price for such a bucolic place. You will have to take a drive down and visit some local areas and see what you think!
1 vote Thank Flag Link Sat Feb 7, 2009
Hi Susan,
To answer your question honestly, I feel in today's society a lesbian couple/family is as accepted as a hetrosexual couple/family. As stated in the first answer; Simbury is a very well rounded community. It is noted to be more on the rural side. CT has some great groups and social networks you may find a blessing. The school system is very engaged. Depending upon where you'll be commuting to and from work ; highway access can be tricky.

You being from Maine I feel your transition to Ct will be inviting. I myself raised 2 kids, was active in coaching, a well respected business owner and sat on community boards. Without getting more discriptive... I certainly can aid in your relocation....

Feel free anytime;


Lisa Milo-Ditullio
Realtor--Centurion Producer
Century 21 Access America
117 N. Main St.
Southington, Ct. 06489
lisa.ditullio@gmail.com
860-621-8378 x1445

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1 vote Thank Flag Link Thu Feb 5, 2009
Susan - My partner and I are raising three kids in the western part of Connecticut.
While I can't speak specifically for Simsbury, I can recommend you and your family spend some time in the town - and the surrounding towns you may be considering - to get a good feel for the town and how comfortable you feel.

The key is how comfortable and safe you personally feel.

You may want to contact Love Makes a Family - http://www.lmfct.org - they were instrumental in securing same-sex marriages here in Connecticut. Get in touch with them and ask if they can refer you to staffers and/or volunteers who live in Simsbury and any other area you may be considering.

And, though we're not in the same area you are looking in, we are very, very happy and comfortable in the small town we chose for our family.

I hope this helps. Welcome to Connecticut!
1 vote Thank Flag Link Thu Feb 5, 2009
Simsbury is a wonderful, quaint town. I grew up in this here and its always hard to leave. There is plenty of shopping, recreation & town events. Its 20 mins from Hartford and 10 mins from main highway access. Shopping can range from antique's, crafts. I still have family here and the town if very well rounded. If I can provide anymore information, please feel free to e-mail me Kristina@prudentialct.com
1 vote Thank Flag Link Thu Feb 5, 2009
Susan and Family,
When you are ready to search something out; give me a call.. I will be more than happy to find you the right home....


Lisa Milo-Ditullio
Realtor--Centurion Producer
Century 21 Access America
117 N. Main St.
Southington, Ct. 06489
lisa.ditullio@gmail.com
860-621-8378 x1445

http://www.c21accessamerica.com
http://www.lisaditullio.point2agent.com
http://www.linkedin.com/in/lisaditullio123
http://www.cthomeseekers.com
0 votes Thank Flag Link Fri Jul 24, 2009
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