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Old 01-06-2013, 01:31 AM
 
Location: Connecticut
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Originally Posted by RockNRollRocks View Post
not EVERYONE is friendly at all in Connecticut.
there are alot of bullies across the state sadly.
near NYC is probably much nicer & safer than say central CT, Hartford county.
lots of shootings & murders happening there lately.
wudn't call that friendly OR safe!
Really??? Are you kidding? Do you know what you are talking about? Connecticut is just as safe and I would say nicer than New York. And people here are just as friendly. You are WAY OFF in your comments. Jay
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Old 01-06-2013, 01:35 AM
 
Location: Connecticut
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There is nothing false about it!
you never watch the news Stylo?
obviously not...lots of shootings in Hartford lately on the news.
Why is that such a problem for you to read Stylo & Stratford, CT resident???
This is a city-data site.
Data means facts, not fiction.
Oh, I get it...same ole, same ole. god forbid people tell actual
facts on the CT forum..
Strange....

Do yourself a big favor OP, don't move to Connecticut.
You'll end up really regretting it.
Connecticut's way too expensive & gives you so little basic freedoms
like Freedom of Speech even.
It's been an oppressive state for quite awhile now.
The probate court & worker's compensation system is a nightmare too!
You don't want to get hurt on the job in Connecticut or retire here either. You'll go thru the wars.
So many people ended up permanently disabled getting hurt on the
job in Connecticut sadly enough.
This is the Insurance Capitol of the world, so don't get a Blue Collar job here, it's too risky, if you get hurt!
It takes people years too, to get Disability benefits! Too risky in these tough times OP!
GOOD LUCK to ya, OP!
Do you know anywhere outside of the State of Connecticut??? These things you mention happen in other places too. I think you are taking your peronal problems and issues and blaming them on this state and assuming the same things do not happen elsewhere. Sorry but you are wrong. Jay
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Old 01-06-2013, 11:47 AM
 
Location: Coastal Connecticut
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There are shootings in all cities in many states. It's more of a national problem. You can't judge an entire area (central CT and Hartford county) based on some isolated bad neighborhoods. The overwhelming majority of CT is perfectly safe.
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Old 01-07-2013, 08:31 AM
 
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I hope you'll move to the Fairfield area, as I personally think the more visually diverse it is with people who are friendly to one another and want to support local businesses, the better a place it will be for all of us. Fairfield is terrific and, I think, the most diverse racially/ethnically, religiously, and in other ways, whereas in Greenwich and Darien you'll meet up with more of a "good ol' boys" club that feels welcoming to very few.
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Old 01-07-2013, 09:31 AM
 
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I hope you'll move to the Fairfield area, as I personally think the more visually diverse it is with people who are friendly to one another and want to support local businesses, the better a place it will be for all of us. Fairfield is terrific and, I think, the most diverse racially/ethnically, religiously, and in other ways, whereas in Greenwich and Darien you'll meet up with more of a "good ol' boys" club that feels welcoming to very few.

Not true - and offensive. Have you ever actually lived in either of the communities you're generalizing?

Fairfield is too far from the city for the OP, who clearly stated that proximity to NYC is very important. For a young, single woman, I'd focus your CT search on Stamford. Greenwich and Darien also offer the best commutes, but they're very family-oriented suburbs, so less bars, restaurants and single people. You may also want to check out White Plains, NY in Westchester County.
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Old 08-24-2013, 05:04 PM
 
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I hope you'll move to the Fairfield area, as I personally think the more visually diverse it is with people who are friendly to one another and want to support local businesses, the better a place it will be for all of us. Fairfield is terrific and, I think, the most diverse racially/ethnically, religiously, and in other ways, whereas in Greenwich and Darien you'll meet up with more of a "good ol' boys" club that feels welcoming to very few.
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Not true - and offensive. Have you ever actually lived in either of the communities you're generalizing?
I have to agree with you jax. Admittedly, i don't know anyone from Greenwich, but i do know a few people from Darien and i wouldn't characterize them as "good ol' boys", whatever that means anyway.....
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Old 08-24-2013, 06:31 PM
 
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CT is fine if you're black, but you might find some areas of New Jersey or Rockland County cheaper and an easier commute.
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Old 08-28-2013, 01:30 PM
 
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Hello....I'm a black woman thinking about taking a job in NY. My mother is moving with me, no children, so I'm thinking about moving to the Fairfield area instead of NY city. Mom would not like living in NY city. Would CT embrace me or should I look elsewhere? Candid comments appreciated.
You would have no problems being embraced in CT. People care much more about attitude and values, than skin color here.
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Old 08-28-2013, 01:32 PM
 
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CT isn't North Dakota there are many blacks
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Old 08-29-2013, 08:21 PM
 
Location: Connecticut
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In that part of Connecticut the color of your skin is far less important than the size of your bank account. If you have 10-20 million to throw away that should get you the fake acceptance of your new fake friends. Start by stuffing the pockets of our corrupt politicians and they will tell you who should get the rest of your money.
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