Manchester is a town in, and one of two shire towns of, Bennington County, Vermont, United States. The population was 4,391 at the 2010 census.
Manchester Village, an incorporated village, and Manchester Center are settlement centers within the town.
Manchester has become a tourist destination, especially for those from New York and Connecticut, offering visitors factory outlet stores of national chain retailers such as Brooks Brothers and Ralph Lauren, as well as many locally owned businesses, including the Northshire Bookstore, an independent bookstore and WEQX, an independent radio station.
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How did Vermont earn the grade of D? We examined the state taxes based on how age friendly they are. Vermont has a state sales tax of 6.00%. Of particular interest is that Vermont does have taxes on social security. There are estate taxes. There are no taxes imposed on inheritance. Vermont has an effective property tax rate of 1.78%. Weighing these taxes and other taxes most likely to impact the aging population is how Vermont earned its state tax grade of D.
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