We are a commune of inquiring, skeptical, politically centrist, capitalist, anglophile, traditionalist New England Yankee humans, humanoids, and animals with many interests beyond and above politics. Each of us has had a high-school education (or GED), but all had ADD so didn't pay attention very well, especially the dogs. Each one of us does "try my best to be just like I am," and none of us enjoys working for others, including for Maggie, from whom we receive neither a nickel nor a dime. Freedom from nags, cranks, government, do-gooders, control-freaks and idiots is all that we ask for.
Lyme, CT is a quaint little village, perfectly located on the Connecticut River but close to Long Island Sound. I love this 1789 farmhouse and its easily-manageable 6 acres. It's for sale. I want it. Good for boats and birds and plenty of hunting nearby. Perfect.
And, with our friends, church, kids, and complex lives, I would never have time to get there. A shame we can't have everything we like. Even billionaires can't, because time can not be purchased and it is a rare item.
I have persistent Lyme disease which has permanently damaged my nervous system limiting the use of my hands. There is nothing I find remotely redeemable about the home of the disease Lyme, CT. If Lyme had simply never existed the East coast of the U.S. would be a better place.
That is the dream (as long as NH remains free). I sometimes browse the real estate listings for small farms there. The Sugar Hill - Littleton area is a slice of heaven where I would like to spend a lot of time as a semi-retired gentleman farmer.
I can't afford it myself, but it is a steal for 575. I wonder why it hasn't sold already. Less than $200 a square foot? Cheaper than Houston, Dallas, Austin and San Antonio. Plus we have horrible property taxes here, mostly to fund the horrible public schools. A bottomless pit.
I can see myself sitting under that lovely tree. Six acres, it sounds like paradise.
It is a wonderful property in a lovely area of Connecticut. Nearby Joshuatown Rd. is considered by most residents to be one of the prettiest country roads in the lower Connecticut river valley. Too bad that so many people have come to the conclusion that Connecticut is just not a good state in which to live out their lives. More are leaving for greener pastures than are arriving. One of the results of living in a predominantly one party state.
But BD if you want the house, I know the listing agent, Julia, and I'd be happy to set up an appointment for you to preview it! ;)
More and more Connecticut is being run for the benefit of state
employees. Property taxes in Connecticut are second only to
those in New Jersey. Income tax tops out a 6.7%, sales tax
(state) is 6.4% but there are no local sales taxes.
You can guesstimate the property tax by multiplying the millage
rate by the house value and divide by 1000, so tax on the listed
house would be in the $15k range (maybe $12k, maybe $20k).