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Old 12-14-2007, 01:29 PM
 
Location: Connecticut
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Srib - You said what I wanted to say but thought better of it (I am a Moderator and at times seem to be held to a higher standard than other posters). As someone who lives in North Glastonbury, I do get angry when I hear someone put it or our school down. Yes, as Valeria says, Naubuc is a bit behind the other schools in the Connecticut Mastery test scores, but the school is well above the State "Goal" (the goal is what the state is striving for in all schools) and in another town the school would be considered top notch. Thanks Srib and Valeria for helping. Jay
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Old 12-14-2007, 01:57 PM
 
Location: Connecticut
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Ditto - I can't stand how people with NO knowledge feel the need to comment at all. I watched all of the homes on Barrington Way, Lexington, etc be built and drive addison, griswold, prospect, house and all those surrounding streets all the time. No mcmansions, but I would hardly call them sketchy! and frankly I would rather send my children to a school with a little more representation of the real world than some lily-white mis-representation of what the world is really like. and i digress......
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Old 12-14-2007, 06:06 PM
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Location: Berkeley, CA
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Ditto - I can't stand how people with NO knowledge feel the need to comment at all. I watched all of the homes on Barrington Way, Lexington, etc be built and drive addison, griswold, prospect, house and all those surrounding streets all the time. No mcmansions, but I would hardly call them sketchy! and frankly I would rather send my children to a school with a little more representation of the real world than some lily-white mis-representation of what the world is really like. and i digress......
Lexington Dr is in Naubuc elementary area? (Always thought it was Buttonball "district")! And, my mom used to work in Glastonbury elementary schools and said Nabuc was quite unique.
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Old 12-15-2007, 01:20 AM
 
Location: Connecticut
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Lexington Dr is in Naubuc elementary area? (Always thought it was Buttonball "district")! And, my mom used to work in Glastonbury elementary schools and said Nabuc was quite unique.
Lexington Road is in the Naubuc district. It is located along the northern border of town. In fact many of the homes on the north side of the street have backyards that are in East hartford.

Srib - You are correct that the streets mentioned are hardly "sketchy". They are mostly 2000+ square foot colonials on 1/3 acre lots. Homes in this area have been selling fast because they are newer, spacious and affordable in comparison to the rest of town. One home on Barrington sold in 2 days of being listed. I have been told by real estate agents that there are people that want this area because of the convenience and nearby amenities (shops, restaurants, park, pool, schools, etc.). It is a great place to live. Jay
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Old 12-15-2007, 01:13 PM
 
Location: Northwestern Connecticut
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In fact, there are parts of Simsbury that are just as moderately priced.Jay
It depends what moderately priced means. from my perspective, about $450,000 comes to mind. Many homes in north glastonbury are around $200,000... homes like these would cost around $300,000 in Simsbury. The parts in Simsbury that are "moderately" priced are much smaller and less prevalent. I didn't mean it as an insult, but driving through North Glastonbury many times, it does not seem to be nearly as desireable as say, Simsbury Center.
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Old 12-15-2007, 01:40 PM
 
Location: Cheshire, Conn.
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It depends what moderately priced means. from my perspective, about $450,000 comes to mind. Many homes in north glastonbury are around $200,000... homes like these would cost around $300,000 in Simsbury. The parts in Simsbury that are "moderately" priced are much smaller and less prevalent. I didn't mean it as an insult, but driving through North Glastonbury many times, it does not seem to be nearly as desireable as say, Simsbury Center.
Actually, there are only two single-family properties in Glastonbury priced at $209,900 before the price jumps to $236,000. Simsbury has $170,000, $175,000, $200,000, $204,900, $209,900, $219,900, $224,000, $225,000, and $234,900. Glastonbury has a population about 33 percent greater than Simsbury's (24,000 to 33,000). Household incomes are about the same with Simsbury having a slight edge over Glastonbury ($96,300 to $93,000).

The median price for single-family homes in Glastonbury is $398,750 and is $350,000 for Simsbury. Of course, a more realistic picture is formed when the price distribution of properties is shown:

GLASTONBURY - 179 properties; median - $489,000
0 - Under $200,000
4 - Between $200,000 - $249,999
23 - Between $250,000 - $299,999
23 - Between $300,000 - $349,999
13 - Between $350,000 - $399,999
18 - Between $400,000 - $449,999
15 - Between $450,000 - $499,999
8 - Between $500,000 - $549,999
8 - Between $550,000 - $599,999
7 - Between $600,000 - $649,999
14 - Between $650,000 - $699,999
3 - Between $700,000 - $749,999
11 - Between $750,000 - $799,999
5 - Between $800,000 - $849,999
8 - Between $850,000 - $899,999
0 - Between $900,000 - $949,999
2 - Between $950,000 - $999,999
17 - Over $1 million

SIMSBURY - 121 properties; median - $406,000
2 - Under $200,000
10 - Between $200,000 - $249,999
17 - Between $250,000 - $299,999
18 - Between $300,000 - $349,999
13 - Between $350,000 - $399,999
19 - Between $400,000 - $449,999
6 - Between $450,000 - $499,999
5 - Between $500,000 - $549,999
3 - Between $550,000 - $599,999
3 - Between $600,000 - $649,999
2 - Between $650,000 - $699,999
0 - Between $700,000 - $749,999
2 - Between $750,000 - $799,999
1 - Between $800,000 - $849,999
2 - Between $850,000 - $899,999
1 - Between $900,000 - $949,999
2 - Between $950,000 - $999,999
15 - Over $1 million

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Old 12-15-2007, 04:58 PM
 
Location: Northwestern Connecticut
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what abour condos/multi fam?
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Old 12-15-2007, 05:00 PM
 
Location: Northwestern Connecticut
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that must drag down median income in glastonbury...
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Old 12-15-2007, 05:14 PM
 
Location: Northwestern Connecticut
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Percentage Wise, I found these statistics:

Percentage of Homes on Market For Sale For Greater Than or Equal to $1,000,000:
(repeated listings omitted)

Simsbury: 12.24% (12/98)
Glastonbury: 8.99% (16/178)
Avon: 22.66% (29/128)

Looks like the Farmington Valley has a much higher concentration of nicer homes...
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Old 12-16-2007, 01:39 PM
 
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The reason you say that Avon and Simsbury have more nicer homes is because they both have significantly lower populations than Glastonbury. There are many parts of Glastonbury that are more desirable than either Avon or Simsbury.
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