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14 Most, Least Expensive CT Towns to Own a Home

Counting down Connecticut communities with the highest and lowest monthly costs for homeowners.

Photo Credit: BobMacInnes via Flickr
Photo Credit: BobMacInnes via Flickr
As we continue to break down the numbers in search of the best community in Connecticut to buy real estate, this week Patch is counting down the most and least expensive towns (or communities) to own a home.

Data from the American Community Survey (part of the U.S. Census Bureau) shows the median monthly housing costs for homeowners in Connecticut over a 5-year average from 2008-2012.

The figures on monthly housing costs include real estate taxes, property insurance, homeowner association fees, cooperative or condominium fees, mobile home park fees, land rent, utilities and mortgages. (The numbers do not include maintenance and repairs, reverse annuity mortgages or home-equity credit.)

The lists also include monthly costs broken out by homeowners with and without mortgages.

The Connecticut communities with the highest costs per month are show above and the 14 cheapest communities for homeowners are listed below. Find information on every zip code in the state using this interactive map.

For more, check out these slideshows from earlier this year listing the towns with the highest and lowest median tax bills.

14 Communities with Lowest Homeowner Costs


No. 14: Plainfield
  • Cost per Month: $1,275
  • Median Cost w/ Mortgage: $1,645
  • Median Cost w/out Mortgage: $576

No. 13: Colebrook
  • Cost per Month: $1,223
  • Median Cost w/ Mortgage: $3,074
  • Median Cost w/out Mortgage: $773

No. 12: Bantam
  • Cost per Month: $1,215
  • Median Cost w/ Mortgage: $1,672
  • Median Cost w/out Mortgage: $691

No. 11: Danielson
  • Cost per Month: $1,212
  • Median Cost w/ Mortgage: $1,598
  • Median Cost w/out Mortgage: $566

No. 10: Lakeville
  • Cost per Month: $1,202
  • Median Cost w/ Mortgage: $2,292
  • Median Cost w/out Mortgage: $908

No. 9: Taftville
  • Cost per Month: $1,199
  • Median Cost w/ Mortgage: $1,764
  • Median Cost w/out Mortgage: $551

No. 8: Hanover
  • Cost per Month: $1,188
  • Median Cost w/ Mortgage: N/A
  • Median Cost w/out Mortgage: $1,000+

No. 7: Tariffville
  • Cost per Month: $1,121
  • Median Cost w/ Mortgage: $1,775
  • Median Cost w/out Mortgage: $706

No. 6: Central Village
  • Cost per Month: $989
  • Median Cost w/ Mortgage: $1,133
  • Median Cost w/out Mortgage: $400

No. 5: South Windham
  • Cost per Month: $978
  • Median Cost w/ Mortgage: $1,133
  • Median Cost w/out Mortgage: $806

No. 4: North Windham
  • Cost per Month: $958
  • Median Cost w/ Mortgage: $1,393
  • Median Cost w/out Mortgage: $751

No. 3: Pine Meadow
  • Cost per Month: $753
  • Median Cost w/ Mortgage: $782
  • Median Cost w/out Mortgage: $488

No. 2: Cobalt
  • Cost per Month: $666
  • Median Cost w/ Mortgage: N/A
  • Median Cost w/out Mortgage: $657

No. 1: Quinebaug
  • Cost per Month: $514
  • Median Cost w/ Mortgage: $1,512
  • Median Cost w/out Mortgage: $420
Margaret Ormond May 05, 2014 at 06:42 PM
Are any Patch reporters covering Waterford town meetings as they used to??? I do not see anything relative to them and I agree with the woman who wrote that the original mission of the town-by-town Patch was to cover each town's specific happenings.
Harry May 06, 2014 at 09:30 AM
Interesting how after we see a poll that 1/2 the state would move out if they could, media promotes this dribble , guessing in the hopes people will accept downgrading their life in order to stay in this dump of a state. Top ten states for jobs came out today, where was CT? Well king Malloy did say that ct was open for business , guess no one heard the commy...
Eric May 09, 2014 at 02:49 PM
Be careful for what you wish for....

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