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Visiting the Pattaconk Recreation Area in Cockaponset State Forest

July 1, 2020

When you live in Chester, Connecticut, you'll have plenty of outdoor recreation options, but the Pattaconk Recreation Area is sure to be high on your list of places to visit. This park gives you an excellent opportunity to escape the crowds of the Connecticut Shoreline and enjoy a slower pace of life in a secluded forest.

Coastal Connecticut's 2020 Property Tax Rates

March 17, 2020

Throughout Connecticut, properties are taxed using a mill rate. In this formula, one mill equals one dollar of taxes due per $1,000 of assessed property value. For example, if a town has a mill rate of $23.45, it means that the homeowner must pay $23.45 for every $1,000 of property value annually.

The assessed rate of a home in Connecticut is 70% of its appraised value. So if you own a home with an estimated worth of $500,000, you'll only have to pay property taxes on $350,000 of it.

What You Should Know About Living in Chester, Connecticut

January 31, 2020

Living in Chester, Connecticut, means having direct access to a ton of open space, as well as lakes, ponds, and the Connecticut River. You can also reach the ocean in a matter of minutes, so it’s easy to hit the beach or take your boat out for a day in Long Island Sound.

Chester, CT, is proud of its status as a small American town, and its residents hope to keep it that way indefinitely.

 

Veterans Day Events on the Connecticut Shoreline

November 5, 2019

While you won't find Veterans Day parades in every town, some smaller ceremonies will likely take place at other locations on the Connecticut Shoreline, as well. Keep an eye out for gatherings that remember the efforts and sacrifices of the brave men and women who have gone to war to protect our way of life.

Veterans Day is an important holiday in this country, so make sure you get out there to show your support for the people who have risked or given their lives for our freedom.