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Old 10-07-2011, 12:45 PM
 
Location: Coastal Northeast
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Well, technically, Berlin is the geographical center of CT. It's less than an hour from Hartford, New Haven and Waterbury.
Most of the population is in southwestern CT (the population center of CT was Cheshire last I checked). With traffic volume, it's similar driving time to Stamford from Milford as it is to Hartford from Milford.
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Old 10-07-2011, 01:45 PM
 
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we will have a combined income of about 100k.
Does your wife have a job yet? If so, where? If not, you should be aware that it's often difficult to find a job nowadays. If your wife does have a job and needs to commute, you'll need to factor the location into your decision.
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Old 10-07-2011, 02:47 PM
 
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I will be moving to Connecticut in the next few months, I will be a sales rep and will cover the entire state. I want a some what central location to live but my main criteria is small town thats not more than 30-45min from a larger town and affordability. I live in Greenville sc now.

I don't know to much about CT, my company is going to help me relocate, but I would really like some suggestions from ppl that know the area well. I like rural areas but again, I like to be able to get to the city in less than an hour.
I am just grateful for your sake you are not moving here on a demotion! That would go against every law of physics known to man.

I kid I kid..

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Old 10-07-2011, 03:11 PM
 
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Considering you want to be somewhere in reasonable proximity to Stamford/New York City, Hartford/Springfield, and New Haven and points East on I-95...

I'd pick something off I-691, preferably between Hubbard Park and Rte. 10 in Cheshire. That way, you're easy access to -all- highways and can even detour if needed without much effort when I-84 is especially troublesome. Since you want easy, regular access to New Haven and Hartford both, while still being able to hit Stamford and New York City, I would recommend avoiding I-84 like the plague and learning the odd network of secondary and tertiary highways (state roads) that run through the area.

If the I-691 beltway area isn't to your liking, I'd really stick with the I-91 section between northern New Haven and Rocky Hill. I would personally avoid southern New Haven or points south as a place to live primarily because getting to Hartford from that side of the world can be a nightmare.
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Old 10-07-2011, 03:21 PM
 
Location: Coastal Connecticut
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Considering you want to be somewhere in reasonable proximity to Stamford/New York City, Hartford/Springfield, and New Haven and points East on I-95...

I'd pick something off I-691, preferably between Hubbard Park and Rte. 10 in Cheshire. That way, you're easy access to -all- highways and can even detour if needed without much effort when I-84 is especially troublesome. Since you want easy, regular access to New Haven and Hartford both, while still being able to hit Stamford and New York City, I would recommend avoiding I-84 like the plague and learning the odd network of secondary and tertiary highways (state roads) that run through the area.

If the I-691 beltway area isn't to your liking, I'd really stick with the I-91 section between northern New Haven and Rocky Hill. I would personally avoid southern New Haven or points south as a place to live primarily because getting to Hartford from that side of the world can be a nightmare.
Technically, points south of New Haven have access to all highways. You have 95/Merritt and 91 direct access, and then Route 8 for connections to 84 (which is really only needed for a small part of the populated state - The Danbury area).

Traveling from the Milford area to Hartford is not that bad at all via Wilbur Cross.

That said, Cheshire is not a bad option - but I wouldn't poo poo points south either.
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Old 10-07-2011, 08:26 PM
 
Location: Connecticut
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well i dont mind renting at first, but we will have a combined income of about 100k. My job is going to take me across the entire state, so I dont have a specific city but the larger cities are going to have more General Contractors, Dealers, and Architects so they are my biggest markets. Thats why I said something kinda of central in the state.
Most of these companies would be located in either Fairfield, New Haven or Hartford County. Fairfield county is very expensive so I would select a location that is commutable to all three of these areas but outside of Fairfield County. I agree with the others that you should probaly start in central Connecticut. I would rent at first just to see where your job takes you the most. I would look into rentals in North Haven, Wallingford and Middletown. These towns are easilyaccessable to Fairfield, New Haven and Hartford Counties. Middletown's Westfield area is right off I-91 and has tons of apartments and condos for rent. It is very convenient and a good place to live while you get the lay of the land. Jay
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Old 10-08-2011, 04:33 AM
 
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First off, thank you to everyone. I have learned a lot from your suggestions. My wife works for Sherwin Williams so she should be able to find something with them through HR atleast part time at first. I have a lot of towns to look through now but deffinately have a better idea of what areas to look into. thanks again.
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Old 10-08-2011, 10:07 AM
 
Location: Coastal Connecticut
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Well, you've got plenty of SW stores in the area: sherwin williams, near new haven, ct - Google Maps
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