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Old 09-24-2006, 11:50 AM
 
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Default Am considering moving to Connecticut - need advice

My wife and I are considering moving to Connecticut - specifically New London/Groton area. As we know nothing about the area, can anyone share any thoughts? Our move time would be immediate pending a job situation.

Thanks

Scott
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Old 09-24-2006, 08:43 PM
 
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Scott

The New London /Groton area is located in the southeastern part of CT- right on Long Island and Block Island sound. There are many beaches in the area and over into nearby Rhode Island.

Groton can be described as a 'military town' because it is home to the east coast U.S Sub Base, and The US Coast guard academy is in New London. The two towns have a long history- New London was once a great whaling and rum smugglers port. Both towns have a diverse population, with many cultural amenities within each town and nearby. Mystic Seaport and Sealife Aquarium are nearby- as is the submarine museum and USS Nautilus. There are two nearby wineries, and the two Indian Casinos- huge recreation destinations also close by in Ledyard and Monville. The renowned Connecticut College in in NL- as is the Eugene O'Neil theatre.

There is ample shopping in the area and at the Cyrstal mall in Waterford, many excellent restuarants locally as well.

Both towns are about 40-45 miles from the state cap. in Hartford, 50 miles from Providence RI- 90 miles to Boston, 50 miles to New Haven CT and about 155 miles to NYC.

Depending on where you are coming from, the climate can be considered 'marine'- with mild to chilly winters with some snow (under 25" on average) temps zero or below rare. Summers are warm, but cooled off by the nearby ocean and sound- temps above 90 are not common.

A single family home median price is 265K.

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Old 09-25-2006, 09:21 AM
 
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What is the crime rate like in New London area? I too have been looking into that area and would like to know if its a good area to bring a family up in.
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Old 09-25-2006, 10:02 AM
 
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The Crime rate in the New London/Groton area was rated 48th out of 351 metro areas according to 'Places rated Almanac' 1997 edition.
The lower the number- the better- since 1997 I do not think crime has increased that much.

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Crimes reported in New London County Connecticut
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Statistics presented are based on data collected by the FBI as part of its Uniform Crime Reporting Program. These data represent offenses reported to and arrests made by State and local law enforcement agencies as reported to the FBI. These data do not include Federal law enforcement activity. Additionally, not all law enforcement agencies consistently report offense and arrest data to the FBI. Users should refer to the Coverage Indicator for the proportion of the population covered by the agencies reporting to the FBI.

[ Caution ] [ Coverage ] [ Definitions of crimes ]

Crime Number
Total 4,925
Murder 1
Rape 89
Robbery 125
Aggravated Assault 331
Burglary 866
Larceny - theft 3,171
Motor vehicle thefts 306
Population 138,753
Coverage indicator 100%
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Old 09-28-2006, 07:22 AM
 
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I personally wouldn't live right in Groton or New London, but there are many nice towns surrounding the two cities.
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Old 12-31-2006, 11:47 AM
 
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why not? What towns surrond it?
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Old 12-31-2006, 04:05 PM
 
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why not? What towns surrond it?
Waterford, Stonington, and Ledyard immediately surround Groton and New London.

You might find this web site helpful: http://www.cerc.com/townprofiles.html
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Old 01-01-2007, 02:16 PM
 
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What is the crime rate like in New London area? I too have been looking into that area and would like to know if its a good area to bring a family up in.
Do all of you realize what forum you are on????? You know they publish data on cities right???? Check it out: http://www.city-data.com. Click on the state and city you wish to look at. What the...??

They include crime rates. LOL...
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Old 01-01-2007, 07:12 PM
 
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The reason why we are asking is because those stats are out of date and even if they were not, things look much different on paper than they do in real life. The best source is usually from someone who actually lives there and not from some outdated website.
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Old 01-03-2007, 07:55 PM
 
Location: Connecticut
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The reason why we are asking is because those stats are out of date and even if they were not, things look much different on paper than they do in real life. The best source is usually from someone who actually lives there and not from some outdated website.
I wasn't referring to you.
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