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Old 08-19-2010, 07:35 AM
 
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Default College grad moving to Middletown?

Hi, I am a soon to be college grad in December. I have a job offer in Middletown, CT. I was hoping to get some advice on where I might look to live. Anywhere that had a commute of approximately 30 mintues or less would be great. I am looking for a location that might have resturants/bars in walking distance (or taxi distance). A town that has a cute center with shopping/ dining/ parks/ entertainment would be excellent.
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Old 08-19-2010, 07:43 AM
 
Location: Fairfield County, CT
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It sounds like your best bet is Middletown itself.

Middletown has an entertainment district with a group of restaurants and bars that include the nationally famous O'Rourke's Diner and lots of bars that cater to the post college grad crowd. There is also lots of nice, convenient apartment housing in Middletown.

Middletown is also 30-40 minutes from New Haven, which is probably the state's best town for bar/restaurant scene. You are also close to Hartford (25 minutes) which has a good restaurant and bar selection itself.

Congrats on your offer and welcome to the area.
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Old 08-19-2010, 03:54 PM
 
Location: Connecticut
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I agree. A lot of young people start out in Middletown (including me, years ago of course). There are lots of apartments and entertainment options. Plus you are near Hartford and New Haven. Jay
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Old 08-20-2010, 08:07 AM
 
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Great- Thanks for the advice, I'm not at all familiar with the area so I just needed some advice on where to start looking.

Thanks!
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Old 08-27-2010, 04:26 PM
 
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Congrats on your upcoming graduation. As previously said, Middletown sounds perfect for you. I just moved here from Maryland and thus far love it. Lots of 20/30 something's, fairly diverse, extremely friendly people. It has every convenience you could possibly want or need while still having a small town feel in some areas. There are TONS of apartment complexes. We visited about 6 of them in this area before settling on Madison at Northwoods and we're very happy with our decision. Apartments are kind of pricey depending on where you are coming from. We came from the DC area so the rent costs weren't that much of a shock to us. If you live downtown, it has more of a college feel because Wesleyen University is there. We live right on the Cromwell line in a more forested area still with all the conveniences within 5 minutes of our home. I highly recommend the area. Still close enough to Hartford and New Haven if you are into the bar/club scene.
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Old 08-29-2010, 06:01 PM
 
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Ermin24- thanks for the tips! Ive pretty much decided that Middletown is where I want to be. Its nice to hear you are enjoying you time there!
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