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Old 04-17-2012, 09:00 AM
 
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I consider the area north of Boston Avenue to be Beardslaey Park not the East Side. Definitely a better area but I think it would be more expensive. Jay
Most people don't realize that the "East Side" covers a very large area. I'm sure that there are sources available that can confirm this.
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Old 04-17-2012, 01:00 PM
 
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I live there currently and I am on the tail end of the north end. Anything past capitol ave and up towards the mall is relatively better than the whole area of BPT. If you are right downtown(not talking outskirts) you are in a fairly good area and if you are.

stay away from reservoir ave at all cost. E main st. is tricky because it goes a far ways toward stratford/trumbull line.

The best rule of thumb for BPT is unless its downtown exactly, the further away on the main drags you are away from it the better. Further up main st and e main st towards the town lines are nice. Same goes for fairfield ave and Park ave. the only exception is east. All of East Bridgeport is bad and I would not recommend the bpt/stratford line.

The absolute best part of Bpt is Madison ave. near the trumbull line and Park ave.. It feels like another town. I recommend it. The only reason I didn't try to re locate there(as some of you know I had been trying to find a different apartment) was the fact that I would be further from my job. Anything that is a "good" price in Bridgeport is in a risky area. I speak from exp. I dunno if people are looking online or driving around, but BPT has TONS of unlisted properties and I wish that when i first moved here that I had driven around more, because there are some nice reasonable spots. And by reasonable I mean, in the North End(would really only recommend the north end) and reasonable in terms of fairfield county. They are shelton are as cheap as you will get.
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Old 04-17-2012, 01:18 PM
 
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All of East Bridgeport is bad and I would not recommend the bpt/stratford line.
WHY DOES EVERYBODY SEEM TO KEEP PARROTING THESE SAME 2 LINES?????

FOR THE LAST TIME....................

"All" of East Bridgeport is not dangerous.

The Bridgeport neighborhood that borders Stratford @Broadbridge Avenue/Road is one of the BEST and SAFEST in the city of Bridgeport!!!!!!

The Bridgeport neighborhoods that border Stratford @Success and Canaan Roads are reasonably safe as well. It isn't shoot em up city by any stretch.

YOU COULD ALSO ASK "seymourct" her opinion on this, as she spent a number of years in the area, and like me, actually knows what she's talking about.
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Old 04-17-2012, 01:36 PM
 
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WHY DOES EVERYBODY SEEM TO KEEP PARROTING THESE SAME 2 LINES?????

FOR THE LAST TIME....................

"All" of East Bridgeport is not dangerous.

The Bridgeport neighborhood that borders Stratford @Broadbridge Avenue/Road is one of the BEST and SAFEST in the city of Bridgeport!!!!!!

The Bridgeport neighborhoods that border Stratford @Success and Canaan Roads are reasonably safe as well. It isn't shoot em up city by any stretch.

YOU COULD ALSO ASK "seymourct" her opinion on this, as she spent a number of years in the area, and like me, actually knows what she's talking about.


A big majority of Broadbridge is considered North Bpt. I am most familiar with the stretch off of Huntington. I really did not consider it east bpt perhaps I was wrong.

ok so I google mapped success and canaan because it sounded familiar. I actually visited apartments over there a while back and I can say that the area is legit. I was mistaken perhaps.
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Old 04-17-2012, 01:42 PM
 
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A big majority of Broadbridge is considered North Bpt. I am most familiar with the stretch off of Huntington. I really did not consider it east bpt perhaps I was wrong.
Perhaps it's because Google Maps for some bizarre reason does say North Bpt. for that general vicinity. It is incorrect though. "North Bridgeport" has always been defined as properties that are within the 06606 zip code. The area that i'm referencing is 06610.

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ok so I google mapped success and canaan because it sounded familiar. I actually visited apartments over there a while back and I can say that the area is legit. I was mistaken
I wasn't singling you out. I omitted your username when i quoted. I just grew tired of seeing the wrong info repeated.

Edit to add: A helpful hint for determining where you are would be the street signs themselves. Bridgeport uses a somewhat unique blue street sign with white lettering on all of their streets. Fairfield/Trumbull/Stratford use green/white predominantly.

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Old 04-17-2012, 04:01 PM
 
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OP,

The West Side/West End of Bridgeport isn't terrible for the most part. It's been getting leaps and bounds better since the "bad days" but still I'd stay away from Wood and Iranistan Aves, the closer to Fairfield is generally better. I've always loved Beechwood Ave, and many of the houses on North Ave are quite stately. That said, maybe look a bit north in the Brooklawn Neighborhood.

Also, if you have young children think long and hard about placing your kids in the PS system: it has a lot of opprotunity but the difference of effort to get it is a lot more than in some of the neighboring towns.

Stratford,

The East Side is the area between the Poquonnock and Yellow Mill Rivers bounded by Boston Ave to the North. It's not generally even considered an "up and comming" area although some of the old rented eyesores around Washington Square got people that actually care for the properties in them.
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Old 04-17-2012, 04:23 PM
 
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Thank you everyone for the insight!
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Old 04-17-2012, 05:01 PM
 
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Stratford,

The East Side is the area between the Poquonnock and Yellow Mill Rivers bounded by Boston Ave to the North.


OK, i guess i'll have to provide sources myself:



http://www.east-enders.itgo.com/389.jpg
http://www.east-enders.itgo.com/390.jpg
http://www.east-enders.itgo.com/391.jpg
http://www.east-enders.itgo.com/392.jpg

http://www.east-enders.itgo.com/EE10.htm
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Old 04-17-2012, 07:13 PM
 
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I'm not too familiar with this area of BridgPort, but I know it's got some good housing stock.

I have looked at investment homes in the city of BPt for several years, although I have not bought. An interesting indicator of areas and neighborhoods that have already gentrified, or currently in the midst, are Starbucks locations in the neighborhoods/cities. Laugh all you want, or moan all you want, (I did at first) but it's really a great indicator of a somewhat stable 'hood with young families, artists, students, or those with money to blow.

It's true time and time again. Granted, there are neighborhood "holdouts" (think Williamsburg, Brooklyn) that are too cool for Starbucks for whatever reason, but time and time again, if Starbucks comes, it's a sign that the value of real estate is strong or TRENDING with Potential to be strong.....

So, my Point is that the actual city of BPort has absolutely no Starbucks at all. Quite startling actually, but also a sign. Eventually? Probably...but now, shockingly no.
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Old 04-17-2012, 07:25 PM
 
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I'm not too familiar with this area of BridgPort, but I know it's got some good housing stock.

I have looked at investment homes in the city of BPt for several years, although I have not bought. An interesting indicator of areas and neighborhoods that have already gentrified, or currently in the midst, are Starbucks locations in the neighborhoods/cities. Laugh all you want, or moan all you want, (I did at first) but it's really a great indicator of a somewhat stable 'hood with young families, artists, students, or those with money to blow.

It's true time and time again. Granted, there are neighborhood "holdouts" (think Williamsburg, Brooklyn) that are too cool for Starbucks for whatever reason, but time and time again, if Starbucks comes, it's a sign that the value of real estate is strong or TRENDING with Potential to be strong.....

So, my Point is that the actual city of BPort has absolutely no Starbucks at all. Quite startling actually, but also a sign. Eventually? Probably...but now, shockingly no.
I've never really understood their store placements. I remember when they opened that one on Newfield Ave. in your city. I said, "What the hell could they possibly be thinking here?" Suffice it to say, it closed almost as quickly as it opened. The location of the one in my town is somewhat puzzling as well. It's just in a non-descript blah plaza in the center of Rt.1.
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