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It is a pleasant area with safe neighborhoods and quick access to stores and restaurants. Children and adults ride their bikes, go on walks, and use the many hiking trails throughout the area. There are multiple small shopping plazas with food, clothing stores, grocery marts, and a lot of parking. The garden centers are wonderful and have a wide variety of plants. Many people take very good care of their property and the city does a great job of providing after school resources for all ages. There are also events throughout the year that everyone can enjoy. My only complaint is that the taxes are very high, but that is for the whole state of CT. Overall, my experience with Cheshire has been good.
Cheshire is a family friendly neighborhood. The schools are very good and there are lots of youth sports programs. There are Several churches to choose from, a community pool, several orchards and bike trails. There are also many restaurants in town. It is close to interstate 84 and 91 which gives you direct access to the state Capitol, Hartford and New Haven. It is centrally located and close to beaches, whether it is the ocean side or the sound. It is also close proximity to New York City, New York, by either car or train. The closest airport is Bradley International which is only about a 40 minute drive.
Cheshire is a great place to raise a family. There are many family activities such as sports and arts classes. There are many parks and churches as well. The public school system is one of the best in the state. It has amazing and dedicated teachers. There isn't much of a nightlife, although a few new places are beginning to open up. People here are relatively friendly, but it is a more expensive place to live. It is located outside of the city, but in a central area that many places are close by.