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Old 01-03-2013, 07:15 AM
 
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Let me try a different approach. I am finding this move very hard. We are on a tight budget. I currently have a job, but will have to give it up and look for one in CT. My husband with be working at Yale. We are looking for 2 different options, depending on if my mother decides to come with us.

1. A one bedroom with a price up to $750.
2. A 2-3 (preferrably 3) with a price up to $1100.

I want this to be in a decent neighborhood. I know my choices are limited, but I don't want to be afraid whenever I leave my house. I also want it to be either within walking distance to Yale or have a public transit option that will take less than 45 mins.

Is this at all possible? Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.
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Old 01-03-2013, 07:19 AM
 
Location: Connecticut
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I think the university may offer you some help finding housing. Check with them. Your price range is tight but it might be doable. The better areas of New Haven include East Rock, downtown and Westville. All three would be convenient to Yale. Jay
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Old 01-03-2013, 07:47 AM
 
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JayCT gave you the best neighborhoods/ safest areas in New Haven. East Rock and Westville are more suburban in type with a mix of apartments and single family homes. Downtown, closest to Yale, is obviously
going to be much more built up, but very convenient.

I just did a quick check on Zillow.com ( you can input by neighborhood name ) and really found nothing for a one bedroom $ 750 or under, but did find several options for 2 bedrooms in both East Rock and Westville in your price range. Didn't find anything for a three bedroom. Also didn't find anything in the downtown area.

That doesn't mean any of those don't exist. You can do a much more thorough search on your own and perhaps find some places. Downtown does tend to be very expensive.

You can work with a realtor ( in CT no charge to you, the landlord pays the fee), or check, trulia.com, zillow.com, realtor.com, hotpads,com, etc. or even Craiglsist.


Good luck
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Old 01-03-2013, 08:00 AM
 
Location: Twin Lakes /Taconic / Salisbury
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You can work with a realtor ( in CT no charge to you, the landlord pays the fee),


Good luck
Careful...Not necessarilly true... every contract is different. But most have a clause saying that if the property is not listed with a realtor/mls the buyer/lesse is liable for compensation.
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Old 01-03-2013, 08:10 AM
 
Location: Coastal Connecticut
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I'd add Wooster Square to the best places list, although it won't be cheap. You could also consider Hamden or West Haven if you don't mind the bus. The West Haven train station should be done sometime this year.

Yale should be able to help you find something as well.
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Old 01-03-2013, 08:22 AM
 
Location: Coastal Northeast
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I would look into East Haven and check out the bus schedule. East Haven is a working class, very safe town.
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Old 01-03-2013, 04:37 PM
 
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Being a post-doc couple you are eligible for Grad housing.
you will find something great i am sure.
you can check on the Graduate Housing section on the Yale website.
good luck!
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