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Bolton CT is one of the worst places to live in the country- in all of my travels (I have lived in the South, in the Midwest, and several other places in New England), I have never come across a town that even begins to rival its awfulness. Not only is the town extremely dull and far from grocery stores, restaurants, and recreational activities, but the people here are exclusive and rude; they are extremely unwelcoming for such a small town. Corruption is extremely evident in town government and organizations, and the school district (although deceptively rated high) has some of the most incompetent teachers and the biggest bullying problem I've ever seen. My family moved out of here quickly, and chose to settle in a much friendlier environment, and I suggest you save yourself the trouble if you plan on moving here.
Quiet, country town. Family friendly with great schools. The location allows for an easy commute to Hartford.
Very small town, with that small town attitude. Our school system must be the best at the expense of all other services offered by the town. The fight over the budget is scary. Every year school budget increases even though students actually from bolton, decline. We ship in students from other towns to increase our enrollment, at a cost to us. We really need to unfortunately let go of some of our teachers like Hebron did. We can only reduce Sped so much before we end up in major trouble again. We can only push so many undesired Bolton resident students out. I for one actually planed on living here long term, but I can only give up so much. The budget goes up every year in order for the families with school age children, who move here to get the very best public education. Then have their children graduate and move out of town lickety split, leaving the rest of us with an exorbitant tax bill.
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Not much happens, but when there is an incident people are quick to show support for the victims.
Because it is a small town, there is not much room for growth economically speaking, but it's a good place for kids; with good school systems.
It's a small town of middle class families so there is little to no crime. The worst anyone could do would be the teenagers in town driving over the speed limit.
I love this area because of the countryside beauty and the great schools as well as all the wonderful people who live here. But sometimes it gets annoying having to drive ten minutes into the next town over for everything.
Overall, this small town has very few incidents of crime.

The new resident state trooper is great!
I bought my little house in this beautiful, quaint New England town hoping for a simple, tranquil life.

I did not have children at the time; but had heard that the schools here were "top notch".

Everything changed when my 2nd child received a diagnosis of autism at the age of 2; and transitioned into the public schools here at age 3. Our lives became a nightmare. I was appalled at how my entire family was bullied by the school district. Not only did they refuse appropriate basic services (such as transportation) for my autistic child; they treated my other children as if they were leopars; refusing to send the public school bus to pick them up.

However, two other school aged children who lived on my street were being picked up.

I had to constantly pay out money for educational advocates just to get them to provide basic services for my autistic child; which they were already providing for other students. My family struggled financially due to medical bills from the chronic conditions and illnesses of my disabled child. One Christmas, my children could not have presents because I had to give the money to an advocate in order to get the school district to agree to an ABA program for my child.( they were already providing this service to another student; yet refused this for my child).

As if that were not bad enough, my other two children were snubbed and ignored, and then bullied by other children in school and in the community. They were excluded from social events, birthday parties,etc. They suffered emotional damage on account of this. I wish we could move, but we cannot afford to.I am sad that my children grew up under these circumstances. I wish I had never moved here. I wish I could warn others not to move here in case you end up having a child with a disability.
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