I lived in Milford for about 4 years. I can honestly say it was the worst 4 years of my life. The people are some of the most unfriendly people I have ever met. Anyone who grew up in the area is very suspect of "outsiders". Anyone I met that was friendly was from somewhere else. There isn't much to do if you aren't in to hunting, fishing or other outdoor activities. Housing is affordable comparable to New York and New Jersey but you will also most likely be stuck with baseboard heat, well and septic, and no air conditioning. We did find some nice local restaurants, but overall you will have to drive 45 minutes to either Middletown or Scranton to do any shopping. If you are in to antiques than Milford may be the place for you. Milford is about 2 1/2 hours from Manhattan which is about the only plus I can think of.