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Old 02-25-2012, 02:22 PM
 
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I landed a job in Stamford, Connecticut and am looking for places to live, but when I go on craigslist, they do not have a listing for this area, or any nearby as it seems. I am looking for a place within half an hour, that is young and upbeat since I am 24. I currently live in Buffalo which has a young town with bars and a lot always going on. I want to find a similar place in or around Connecticut! Please help!
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Old 02-25-2012, 02:26 PM
 
Location: Fairfield County, CT
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On Craigslist, it is a subregion of NYC labeled FFLD for Fairfield County. You should check out Zillow for rentals. Stamford is in one of the most expensive areas in the country. Housing will be nearly double that of Buffalo, as will utilities.

Also, you will want to live in Stamford. In Fairfield County, people need to live as close as possible to their jobs because traffic can be completely unpredictable and awful. Sometimes it can take you an hour just to go 10-15 miles on the highway.

Start with looking at rentals in downtown Stamford. It's a great place to be.
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Old 02-25-2012, 04:57 PM
 
Location: Coastal Connecticut
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Best bet is to live in downtown Stamford. The rest of the town is kind of dead.

There are towns that are more affordable on the train line, but in less you want a really nice place for the money and can't deal with a smaller place, there's no point.
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Old 02-25-2012, 08:05 PM
 
Location: New York City
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I'd suggest, as others have, to live downtown. There are a ton of great areas downtown. The city IS downtown, really. The rest of Stamford is very residential and very family-friendly and safe. Downtown has a lot of bars/restaurants and a large amount of young residents. It's only 44 mins by train to NYC, and about an hour by car, give or take the day and time.
There's everything you need downtown in terms of living--bars, restaurants, groceries, dry cleaning, mall, target, everything. So, you really want to live there if in Stamford.
A second choice is South Norwalk, a trendy, bar/restaurant area in Norwalk, but it could take a while to commute to Stamford.
I've lived here in Stamford since 2006. It's one of the safest cities of its size in the United States, but that also can equal "boring" in a lot of minds, so think about that too.
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Old 02-25-2012, 10:11 PM
 
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Do you guys know what cities would be close enough to commute even in NY or NJ?
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Old 02-26-2012, 12:54 PM
 
Location: Coastal Connecticut
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Do you guys know what cities would be close enough to commute even in NY or NJ?
Loaded question. Because of traffic and a lack of public transportation, a NJ commute isn't really practical from CT.

You can commute by train to NYC from anywhere on the New Haven line or its closer offshoots. It's 90 minutes from New Haven at the furthest point on the main line and under 40 minutes from Greenwich.
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Old 02-26-2012, 05:29 PM
 
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To the OP, what is your budget and how many sq feet are you looking for? I hope you know about the cost of living in FF county and Westchester County NY.
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Old 02-26-2012, 10:51 PM
 
Location: Coastal Connecticut
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Btw a lot of people live in NYC and commute to Stamford. It's expensive, but there's no comparison if you're looking for lively.
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Old 02-27-2012, 07:11 AM
 
Location: Connecticut
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Do you guys know what cities would be close enough to commute even in NY or NJ?
I am assuming you mean for one person to work in Stamford and another to work in New York or New Jersey. In Connecticut, Stamford would be best. Commuting to New Jersey from Connecticut will not be easy but it is doable. A lot will depend where in New Jersey you are talking about though. Bergen County would not be far by car but you would have to commute through Westchester County and traffic can be tough. If you are talking about commuting to places like southern New Jersey or even Jersey City, it can get tougher. It might then be better to live in Manhattan and comute out to Stamford and into Neew Jersey. Jay
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Old 02-27-2012, 10:48 AM
 
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No, I am moving by myself for a job in Stamford, but I have been looking at apartments there and I am only working an entry level position as a production assistant and the places I have scene in Stamford are more expensive then when I was originally looking to live in nyc. So now I need to figure out surrounding areas of COnnecticut or nyc that would be affordable for me to be living by myself and commuting to work. And since I'm from Buffalo I have no idea of the nyc or Stamford area, and google isn't a great help telling me if its a younger town and area since I am only 24. So I'm really looking for where a single young girl can live in or around Stamford for a reasonable price and with an upbeat live young community.
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