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Old 01-04-2013, 06:31 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.
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Old 01-04-2013, 06:46 PM
 
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As long as you're a decent person, no matter what your race, religion or sexual preference, you'll be accepted. Just be a good person and people will return the favor.

Where are you looking?
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Old 01-04-2013, 07:20 PM
 
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Well said Kid! I'm looking to move as close to NYC as possible, don't want a long commute, without living in NYC.
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Old 01-04-2013, 07:26 PM
 
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The towns closest to NYC are Greenwich and Stamford. It really depends on your budget, as these towns are very expensive.

You'll also have to commute at least an hour each way.
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Old 01-04-2013, 10:56 PM
 
Location: Coastal Connecticut
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How about Westchester or Bergen counties?
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Old 01-04-2013, 11:37 PM
 
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1) Westchester, Bergen- everything close to the city (that is not a slum) is very, very expensive. The further you move from the city, housing and taxes become reasonable and public schools better. The downside is the long commute.
2) Embrace you? I don't think they embrace anyone anywhere. It strongly depends on your personality and attitude.
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Old 01-05-2013, 01:34 AM
 
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1) Westchester, Bergen- everything close to the city (that is not a slum) is very, very expensive. The further you move from the city, housing and taxes become reasonable and public schools better. The downside is the long commute.
2) Embrace you? I don't think they embrace anyone anywhere. It strongly depends on your personality and attitude.
Connecticut don't "embrace" you if you're white either.
there's a ton of blacks in CT now.
i doubt they r the minority no more.
it seems like they r the majority!
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Old 01-05-2013, 01:38 AM
 
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CT is so expensuve to live in now.
what about a suburb in NY, outside of NYC?
my friend lived up that way..
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Old 01-05-2013, 06:22 AM
 
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Really depends on your budget.. Blackrock would be a nice choice in the St.Mary section
.You will be min from the train by car. Norwalk is another option that will save you 20 each way getting to NYC. Also Norwalk will save you $$$ on your monthly train pass just not to sure about parking. Find a Realtor to show you both areas. Where are you moving from.
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Old 01-05-2013, 08:18 AM
 
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As a Haitian-American who was born and raised in Stamford then moved to Bridgeport, I'd say anywhere you move in 203 area code is very accommodating. I kinda find this question funny as the part of CT youre looking at borders one of the worlds biggest melting pots. I wouldnt worry, race isn't really an issue around here as much as you handle yourself. Good Luck on finding residence and don't let what you hear about CT scare you off, everyones friendly!

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