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Old 02-11-2013, 11:59 PM
 
Location: Coastal Connecticut
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If they are using the train to commute, Fairfield is faster. If car, generally Ridgefield - mainly due to back road access.
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Old 03-09-2013, 11:07 AM
 
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Check out the Daniels Farm and Tashua areas of Trumbull too - zoning not as dense as areas closer to the Merritt and very convenient - especially Daniels Farm area - to Rte 25. 20 mins to Fairfield Metro Train Station and 10-15 mins to shopping in Monroe and Shelton... 15-20 minutes to Black Rock Tpke shopping in Fairfield. 10 mins to Trumbull mall. Feels like you are miles away from it all, but in reality you are very convenient. Also, there's a great mom's club in town and very active and welcoming parents at Daniels Farm Elementary. I know from experience - just moved here almost 2 years ago from PA and was also considering Monroe, which was another lovely town with beautiful parks and great schools. Only reason we chose Trumbull was location and while we were a little nervous in the beginning, it has worked out great. You would like either town I am sure. Commute does make a difference - nice to get right off 25 at DF Road exit and 111 does back up during rush hour if that's the side of Monroe you are looking at. Good luck...
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Old 07-19-2014, 01:56 PM
 
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Yes. And, while Trumbull's "mill rate" may appear to be decent, your actual real estate tax bill will usually be greater than what you would pay in a neighboring town. Check those property taxes before you buy in Trumbull!
I thought it would be fair to bump this thread to say that it appears that Trumbull residential property tax bills on "starter" properties appear to have come down, and are more in line with neighboring communities. OTOH, Fairfield now seems to be like Trumbull was. Very high tax bills(>$5500) on "starter" homes.
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Old 07-19-2014, 02:38 PM
 
Location: Fairfield, CT
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I thought it would be fair to bump this thread to say that it appears that Trumbull residential property tax bills on "starter" properties appear to have come down, and are more in line with neighboring communities. OTOH, Fairfield now seems to be like Trumbull was. Very high tax bills(>$5500) on "starter" homes.
Fairfield is having a full revaluation soon, so it will be interesting to see what happens. My taxes actually went down with the last revaluation, and I don't have a starter home.
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Old 07-19-2014, 03:00 PM
 
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Fairfield is having a full revaluation soon, so it will be interesting to see what happens. My taxes actually went down with the last revaluation, and I don't have a starter home.
I'm guessing you will see an increase, as i'm seeing a lot of ridiculous assessments on starters. Like these for example:

http://www.realtor.com/realestateand...42559?row=1265

http://www.realtor.com/realestateand...-74392?row=941

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Old 07-20-2014, 03:05 AM
 
Location: CT, New England
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I don't think any town amazes me as much Fairfield when it comes to real estate prices. Sometimes you find something more in line with let's say that of Trumbull, and other times, you'll find something along the lines of Darien. x_x
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