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Old 07-14-2007, 10:54 AM
 
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My wife and I are thinking about relocating to Stamford due to a job offer for her. I am French and I think my best luck to find a good job is in Manhattan. How long will be the commute from Stamford to Manhattan? How should I commute? Thank for your response.
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Old 07-14-2007, 11:07 AM
 
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Well, Stamford-to-Manhattan is about an hour without traffic. Add NYC metro area traffic and you have a problem.

That sounds bad, but it's actually doable, just not so much by car. Most people of Fairfield county are Manhattan workers (this is mainly why the area is so desirable and upscale/affluent) and utilize the train-subway system.

But another thing... just because your French does not mean you should limit your job search to Manhattan. Many cities in Fairfield and Westchester counties serve as sub-cities to Manhattan, like Stamford, Norwalk, White Plains, Yonkers, etc. and may have the same jobs available at a more reasonable commute.
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Old 07-14-2007, 01:52 PM
 
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Stamford is an hour by rail from Manhattan. The railway terminus is at Grand Central Station.
Do not limit yourself to NYC alone. There are many good jobs in Fairfirld County depending on your area of expertise. From lower Fairfield County you can commute to Westchester County, and to many towns in CT.
Get yourself a headhunter (an employment specialist) or try the following:
FairfieldCountyJobs.com or look at the Connecticut Post or Stamford Advocate on line for an idea of what is out there.
Where is her job going to be located? It might help you if you found something in the same area. As always, keep asking for assistance. Someone here will be of help. BON CHANCE!
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Old 07-15-2007, 08:50 AM
 
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The commute on the express Metro North train from Stamford to Grand Central Terminal is 45 minutes. After Stamford is 125th Street in Manhattan, then Grand Central 42nd St. Just in time to get a quick power nap!
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