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Old 12-31-2010, 10:31 AM
 
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just dont live in danbury/norwalk/wbury
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Old 12-31-2010, 11:55 AM
 
Location: Quiet Corner Connecticut
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Even much of Danbury is fine, the parts that aren't so nice wouldn't be in the OP's interest anyway as these sections of the city are more apartment rentals than single family homes.
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Old 12-31-2010, 11:57 AM
 
Location: NoVA/SoFLO
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Even much of Danbury is fine, the parts that aren't so nice wouldn't be in the OP's interest anyway as these sections of the city are more apartment rentals than single family homes.
I agree. Danbury is a very nice, safe city. Hardly in the same league as Waterbury.
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Old 01-01-2011, 01:57 AM
 
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I've seen condos as well as a few homes available in danbury for your price range. Newtown's pretty nice, and the commute would be decent but it is that much farther away from ny but maybe that's not an issue for you.
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Old 01-01-2011, 07:47 AM
 
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Thanks for all the great feedback. I'm feeling there is hope on the housing front. Regarding townhouses and condos we are a 3 dog family and don't think that is a viable option. And after living in both Los Angeles and Atlanta prior to Rochester NY the traffic is most likely not a deal breaker. Poor snow removal could be though...

Happy New Year to all!
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Old 01-01-2011, 08:35 AM
 
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just dont live in danbury/norwalk/wbury
Ouch..way to generalize...geez
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Old 01-01-2011, 08:38 AM
 
Location: North Western NJ
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snow removal in the area: (i live in bethel pretty close to the danbury line)
typically main roads are clear within a few hours of the snow ending, there typically pretty good in the danbury/bethel area.
side/none main roads can be a little messy a day or 2 after a big snow. but after smaller snows its usually no problem. your own driveway and pathways of course are your job unless you hire someone to do it for you...

i will say with this snow storm we just had on the 26th, danbury and bethel both put out calls asking all none essential travelers to stay home untill lunch time to give them chance to clear the roads, and afterwards the roads were still messy (even main roads) the next day, whereas other parts of the state were cleared much better.

bethel (not sure about danbury) had winter budget cuts and while they sand they dont salt (its not in the budget) which im sure played a part in it staying around on the roads a little more.

i heard good things about newtowns snow removal on all main and most side roads, but i think anyone in new england will tell you a good snowblower (pick one up of craigslist cheap) have a good supply of sand and salt in various places (we have a long steep driveway so keep 1 barrel at the top of 1 barrel at the bottom of the driveway 3 buckets along the pathway by the doors) and dont panic. lol.

all/4 wheel drive is also helpfull lol!
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Old 01-01-2011, 08:44 AM
 
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we are a 3 dog family
You are getting a lot of advice regarding the use of salt to help clear the snow. But that salt is bad for dogs, and can also be bad for plants. We don't use salt, for the front walks I use something called SafePaw. Good luck with your move!


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Old 01-01-2011, 02:18 PM
 
Location: Westchester County, NY
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You may actually find a couple of houses on the NY side of the line in Putnam County or southern Dutchess County for that price, though they'll be very small. Also, I believe your taxes will be higher than in CT (if you think taxes in the part of NY you lived in were high, you should see them here......)
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Old 01-01-2011, 08:39 PM
 
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Tax wise you will find that CT's property taxes are low so you will def find a house with less than $8800 in taxes. You might have a difficult time finding something in your price range though in this area unless you choose to buy a condo. If you need a refferal for a realtor let me know. Ours was extremely honest and knows all the counties pretty well.
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