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Middletown is a city located in Middlesex County, Connecticut, along the Connecticut River, in the central part of the state, 16 miles (26 km) south of Hartford. In 1650, it was incorporated as a town under its original Indian name, Mattabeseck. It received its present name in 1653. Middletown was included within Hartford County upon its creation on May 10, 1666. In 1784, the central settlement was incorporated as a city distinct from the town. Both were included within newly formed Middlesex County in May 1785. In 1923, the City of Middletown was consolidated with the Town, making the city limits of the city quite extensive. Originally a busy sailing port and then an industrial center, it is now largely residential with its downtown serving as a popular retail, dining, and entertainment district proximal to Wesleyan University. Middletown was the county seat of Middlesex County from its creation in 1785 until the elimination of county government in 1960. As of the 2010 census, the city had a total population of 47,648. Middletown, Connecticut is considered the southernmost city in the Hartford-Springfield Knowledge Corridor Metropolitan Region, which features a combined metro population of 1.9 million.

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There are plenty of resources that the community is provided. There are colleges and local schools that support financial aid and other money sources. People work with each other and are friendly and supportive.

I moved here 35 years ago reluctantly because I had a little boy that needed a lot of medical attention and I wanted him close as possible to a place that took the time to give him the best care possible. Sadly he was unable to grow up despite everything Middlesex hospitals best efforts. But I soon realized that this city aka forest city had the most beautiful parks and was very forward moving in creating a city that actually could not do enough for its seniors too.

John Adams called Middletown one of the most beautiful cities. It continues to be that academically and socially. I came for the service but I stay because of the love and beauty. A great place for artist inspirational . It doesn't hurt that the city is only 30 minutes in all directions to fun,adventure,

Businesses would find this the perfect location because it is in the center of everything you could want to grow really quickly.

Relatively safe but not enough lighting and sidewalks....not many part time jobs for seniors...one senior center and services but is really not a senior focused community..widest main street in new england...wesleyan and middlesex community college are the two colleges here andvthey do offer Non credit courses for seniors....climate harsh in winter.....
There is a lot of community volunteer to be found in Middletown. Jobs can be found if you know the right people. There are a lot of senior housing to be had. There 1 university and 1 community college. There is taxi and bus transportation. There is a senior center.

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How did Connecticut earn the grade of D? We examined the state taxes based on how age friendly they are. Connecticut has a state sales tax of 6.35%. Of particular interest is that Connecticut does have taxes on social security. There are estate taxes. There are no taxes imposed on inheritance. Connecticut has an effective property tax rate of 2.02%. Weighing these taxes and other taxes most likely to impact the aging population is how Connecticut earned its state tax grade of D.

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