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Cheshire One Of Best Places To Live, According To Money Magazine

August 16, 2011 by John Rook

For the second straight year, Money Magazine has named Cheshire as one of the top 100 places in the country in which to live.
Cheshire placed 73rd on the list, one spot down from where it was listed last year by the magazine.
On the publication's website, a picture of the entrance to the Farmington Canal Linear Park is featured, and the accompanying information reads, "Because this charming, garden-filled town is near both New Haven (16 miles) and Hartford (26), residents can commute to either city--or work right here (there’s a small industrial sector). Though many towns are struggling financially these days, Cheshire boasts a triple-A credit rating. Schools are good, and affordable condos are available. The town’s Rails-to-Trails program has allowed the conversion of abandoned tracks; residents can now bike from Cheshire to New Haven, with plans to develop additional paths in the future."
Cheshire was one of five Connecticut towns to be featured on the list. Tolland was the highest ranking state municipality, coming in at 37, but was immediately followed by South Windsor at 38 and Simsbury at 39. Portland also made the list, coming in at 88.

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