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Unread 03-03-2011, 05:25 PM
 
Location: Milford CT
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Well pj nugget, it would be a promotion from within a company that I enjoy. Im currently a part time assistant manager and the job in CT would be the full time manager. I know, not a huge salary but it is almost double what I made last year! I just graduated from college and I feel like Im spinning my wheels still working this part time with a degree. Its a tough call for sure but the houses there seem much more affordable than here in San Diego. A small old crappy house in the ghetto (drive bys and that fun stuff) is still going to run around 250k here... and believe it or not it gets old having nearly every day look the same! What did you guys expect to pay for a starter house over there? Ive seen plenty for under 200k online. Im not opposed to getting a foreclosure or fixer upper and doing work myself.

CT Girl, isn't east hartford supposed to be a less than desireable area?
again, thanks for your help!

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Fair enough...like I said, I would look towards Vernon...if you don't mind driving, maybe look around Southington for a house to buy. Good Luck!
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Unread 03-03-2011, 07:12 PM
 
Location: Connecticut
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CT Girl, isn't east hartford supposed to be a less than desireable area?
again, thanks for your help!

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I meant east and northeast OF Hartford. Vernon, Tolland, etc. - not East Hartford itself. East Hartford from what I know is not very desirable.
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Unread 03-04-2011, 02:03 PM
 
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My advice is to stay in San Diego. The weather here sucks!!!

Sorry, I get like this every March.
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Unread 03-04-2011, 10:48 PM
 
Location: Connecticut
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In this economy, you do have to follow the job. If this is a promotion and adds to your career, then you should go for it. Hartford is a nice small city (small compare to San Deigo at least) and you can live on $50,000 if you are careful. In comparision to SD, home prices are a lot less. You can find a nice modest home in a decent suburb for under $200,000. Where to live depends a lot on what you like. If you want an urban area, look for a place in downtown Hartford. If you like the suburbs, I would suggest staying as close to you job as possible and look in nearby towns like Wethersfield and Newington. If you want somethig in between that is more upscale, look at West Hartford. I hope this helps. Good luck, Jay
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Unread 03-05-2011, 06:07 AM
 
Location: 79902
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Back in the late 70s I lived on B and 24th in San Diego. Then I moved to College Ave when I transferred from City College to SDSU.
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Unread 03-06-2011, 01:00 AM
 
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East Hartford isnt bad at all rlly, the only rough areas are mainstreet from say pratt and whitney down. the rest is just suburbs, if you can afford an upper price town, Id recommened Glastonbury, its not far from hartford at all, good schools a decent restraunt scene. but if I were you Id try to get as close to the city without going into a bad area as possible if you hit RT.2 in rush hour through hartford you wont be enjoying it.
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Unread 03-06-2011, 11:36 AM
 
Location: Bellevue, WA
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Although housing might be cheaper in CT, utilities certainly are not. In CA, I had no AC and my max gas bill in the winter was about $90 (including hot water and cooking) for a 3BR house with zero insulation.

Food and goods/services are also considerably more. Granted, we are in the Westchester/lower Fairfield area, but that was a huge jump from LA, which is a sizeable jump from San Diego.
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Unread 03-06-2011, 07:06 PM
 
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Here's some advice...DONT lol

I'd kill for the opportunity to move out there with a steady job lined up just to get away from this place
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Unread 03-06-2011, 07:18 PM
 
Location: Fairfield County, CT
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Although housing might be cheaper in CT, utilities certainly are not. In CA, I had no AC and my max gas bill in the winter was about $90 (including hot water and cooking) for a 3BR house with zero insulation.

Food and goods/services are also considerably more. Granted, we are in the Westchester/lower Fairfield area, but that was a huge jump from LA, which is a sizeable jump from San Diego.
Bingo. Moving to CT from CA, you might save a little on housing costs (depending where in CA to where in CT) but your month to month utils will hurt. We lived in the LA area for a short time and sure, rent was a little more, but we had a beautiful condo with lots of amenities that you can't find in CT, and we never used heat or AC.
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Unread 03-06-2011, 07:42 PM
 
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OMG, I can't believe the number of people who hate Northeast.

I dislike San Diego because seagulls carpet bomb with their droppings anywhere they like. Other than that its a nice place.
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