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Old 06-26-2011, 07:20 PM
 
Location: Live in NY State, (sometimes) work in CT
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Wow, thank you everyone! I am very grateful for all the info you have shared with me, and the time you took to do so. I am not sure what will happen yet, but I feel better having more info to help me make decisions.
That's what this forum is for! I first joined it when I was debating a possible job offer that would've involved relocating to Burlington, VT and I had questions. Then continued when I was going to temporarily be in the Hartford area for 2-3 months (I ended up getting a room on the Vernon/Manchester border based on the advice of this forum.......it was a bit longer drive to home to go to on the weekend and come back to than suburbs west and south of Hartford, but it had the best traffic/commute into Hartford).
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Old 09-12-2011, 03:07 PM
 
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I have to agree with what the others are posting, if you want a more urban lifestyle, then you are going to want to live in greater Hartford. If you want a quieter area near the shore, then New London area is nice. All a matter of personal preference. Jay
Hi Jay - thinking about buying a big old house on Granite Street in New London. It would basically be a family compound as my primary home is in Palm Beach, Florida. Is that a good part of New London. Good, meaning safe and wholesome. I really welcome your feedback. Mitch
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Old 09-12-2011, 03:27 PM
 
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Seriously, rethink buying anything on Granite St. in New London. This is a really sketchy area. There was a murder a few weeks ago a block or so away on Brainard St. On Broad St., parallel & two short blocks from Granite is a bail bondsman office . This is a mixed residential /commercial/ state office type area ( court house nearby, lots of those big, old homes converted to office space.) It's certainly not a safe, family area- mostly of the area is tenant occupied or offices. IMHO anything you buy in New London should be south of Lawrence & Memorial Hospital.
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Old 09-27-2011, 09:47 AM
 
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Seriously, rethink buying anything on Granite St. in New London. This is a really sketchy area. There was a murder a few weeks ago a block or so away on Brainard St. On Broad St., parallel & two short blocks from Granite is a bail bondsman office . This is a mixed residential /commercial/ state office type area ( court house nearby, lots of those big, old homes converted to office space.) It's certainly not a safe, family area- mostly of the area is tenant occupied or offices. IMHO anything you buy in New London should be south of Lawrence & Memorial Hospital.
Oh, wow. Thank you for that information, Willow! Even if the $20,000.00/ year taxes on the property hadn't discouraged us, what you've just told us does. We really appreciate your feedback.
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Old 10-25-2011, 03:42 PM
 
Location: Oklahoma
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Yes, Granite Street is sketchy overall. I grew up closer to the Sub Base, and there was an overall (not undeserved) regional stereotype that New London has a lot of sketchy parts. If you want to be in New London itself, you should be looking close to Ocean Beach and south of Lawrence and Memorial Hospital- yes, it's pricey, but it's a much better area.

Overall, if you're looking at job options in both Hartford and New London, you should definitely look in the Old Saybrook to Middletown area for easiest commuting.
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Old 10-28-2011, 05:55 PM
 
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I was born and raised in New London county. Yes,many sketchy areas indeed. That is very sad,too, because so many of these areas have wonderful historic architecture. However,if I was to work in NL, there are many areas that are closer to NL, such as Waterford, even Quakertown, or thereabouts, maybe East Lyme. Commuting to NL from Middletown, or even the shoreline towns would be foolish, esp. in Winter. NL county would be more affordable in terms of housing prices, too.
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Old 02-07-2012, 03:32 PM
 
Location: Niantic, CT
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Smile Thanks (again!) to all the help

Hello Everyone who posted suggestions and advice, hope you will see this! It has been some months now, and wanted to let you know that, here I am! Took the job in New London, and a realtor helped me find a nice place to rent in Niantic. So far so good. I am not sure how long I will stay, as the job is only part time and I am looking for something full time. Open to the idea of having to move again, and I hope the next move will be a little more permanent. I am going to enjoy exploring CT more, now that I live here!
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Old 02-07-2012, 06:04 PM
 
Location: Connecticut
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Hello Everyone who posted suggestions and advice, hope you will see this! It has been some months now, and wanted to let you know that, here I am! Took the job in New London, and a realtor helped me find a nice place to rent in Niantic. So far so good. I am not sure how long I will stay, as the job is only part time and I am looking for something full time. Open to the idea of having to move again, and I hope the next move will be a little more permanent. I am going to enjoy exploring CT more, now that I live here!
Congratulations! I love OP's who come back to tell how their moves went! Niantic is a wonderful little section of East Lyme. Just beautiful. You picked a great area of SE CT!
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Old 02-08-2012, 06:37 AM
 
Location: Connecticut
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Thanks for letting us know what happened to you. Good luck in your new job and home and welcome to Connecticut. Jay
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Old 02-29-2012, 03:02 PM
 
Location: Niantic, CT
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Hello CTcoldplay11 and JayCT,
Thanks for welcoming me, and for your comments!
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