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Old 11-01-2011, 08:22 PM
 
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Is there a good town right at the center of this commute? I am thinking Hamden.

My wife might get a job in Norwalk and I work in Glastonbury. What are my options? I would be renting.

Thanks,
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Old 11-01-2011, 09:07 PM
 
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I used to do this commute daily until I decided to move to Norwalk. The slowest part of it is from Norwalk to about Bridgeport area on 95 and then from Norwalk to "The Tunnel" somewhere around North Haven on the Merritt. It would take only once for you to do this commute during rush hour to understand. 91 to the Wilber Cross - Merritt is the best route. Find somewhere close to this. I'd say take the connector in Milford to 95 when it's snowy/bad weather/heavy traffic on Merritt.

Hamden looks good geographically but time wise you're in the advantage. You can fly while your wife nudges along in heavier traffic on Merritt or 95, there's no quick way out of that mess for her. I would try Shelton, Orange, or Milford. See if that is fair to both of you; if fair is what you're aiming for.

There was more construction when I was doing that commute, it might have gotten faster.
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Old 11-02-2011, 04:19 AM
 
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Unfortunately, because of traffic patterns, halfway would be pretty unfair to your wife; you'd be better off living closer to Norwalk and dealing with the longer (distance-wise) commute to Glastonbury.
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Old 11-02-2011, 05:23 AM
 
Location: Coastal Northeast
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Trumbull, Shelton, Milford or Orange. It's closer to Norwalk but the drive is easier to Glastonbury.
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Old 11-02-2011, 06:46 AM
 
Location: Coastal Connecticut
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Trumbull, Shelton, Milford or Orange. It's closer to Norwalk but the drive is easier to Glastonbury.
Agreed. Hamden is too far.

Train might be a good option to Norwalk if your office is convenient to it or has a shuttle for bad traffic days.
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Old 11-02-2011, 12:27 PM
 
Location: Connecticut
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I would suggest loiving closer to Norwalk than Glastonbury. The traffic into Norwalk is terrible so I would live closer to there so that it would minimize the time your wife has to drive (assuming her commeute would be by car). I would look in the Bridgeport Stratford Milford area. Jay
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Old 11-02-2011, 12:36 PM
 
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I would suggest loiving closer to Norwalk than Glastonbury. The traffic into Norwalk is terrible so I would live closer to there so that it would minimize the time your wife has to drive (assuming her commeute would be by car). I would look in the Bridgeport Stratford Milford area. Jay
Lights on? Welcome back.
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Old 11-03-2011, 12:42 AM
 
Location: Trumbull/Danbury
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Is there a good town right at the center of this commute? I am thinking Hamden.

My wife might get a job in Norwalk and I work in Glastonbury. What are my options? I would be renting.

Thanks,


Woodbridge. Avoid Dixwell Ave in Hamden. Your commute to Glastonbury will be a lot better then her's to Norwalk, and the Wilbur Cross after the Milford parkway extension to 95 (exit 54) isn't that backed up and crowded, so the closer you can get to Sikorsky Bridge without going into Fairfield county the better off. The Merritt between the bridge and Stamford is an absolute mess.
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Old 11-03-2011, 01:02 PM
 
Location: Connecticut
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Lights on? Welcome back.
Sadly no. I am working out of New Haven and then heading back to the "war zone". It is almost a completely different world. New Haven is like nothing happened and Glastonbury is like still dark. Not fun. Jay
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Old 11-15-2011, 07:54 PM
 
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I used to do this commute daily until I decided to move to Norwalk. The slowest part of it is from Norwalk to about Bridgeport area on 95 and then from Norwalk to "The Tunnel" somewhere around North Haven on the Merritt. It would take only once for you to do this commute during rush hour to understand. 91 to the Wilber Cross - Merritt is the best route. Find somewhere close to this. I'd say take the connector in Milford to 95 when it's snowy/bad weather/heavy traffic on Merritt.

Hamden looks good geographically but time wise you're in the advantage. You can fly while your wife nudges along in heavier traffic on Merritt or 95, there's no quick way out of that mess for her. I would try Shelton, Orange, or Milford. See if that is fair to both of you; if fair is what you're aiming for.

There was more construction when I was doing that commute, it might have gotten faster.
Thanks for pointing that out the traffic difference.. I would have not known that.
Is Asnonia a good town? seems that there are reasonable amount of rentals on offer. Any specific areas to avoid?
Milford, Shelton, Orange - are there any areas that we should avoid.

thanks in advance!!
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