The only thing cheaper here is probably the real estate.<quoted text>
I would imagine for the non coastal Fairfield County areas (i.e. your neck of the woods), even $60,000 would be more than comfortable.
Plenty of folks in my area live for a lot less than 60k. Not that I would enjoy that situation.
Our house would probably be worth triple in Greenwich.
We're in New Haven county, fairly close to Hartford County.
Did you know all county gov't in CT was abolished in I think 1970? or 1960 maybe
In PA county gov't was very important. You even paid them a RE tax. along with town and school taxes (3 different RE tax bills each year - the school taxes being the biggest bite).