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Old 01-21-2013, 08:20 AM
 
Location: New London County, CT
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My office is on 39/7th ave so I would be hoping on the shuttle over from GCS. Not as bad as going all the way downtown. My husband would move his office locally so that helps in case there is some emergency he is there quick.

I have been focusing on getting close to the main train station - I heard green farms is easier to find parking. Should I be looking closer to there? Green farms/long lots area?
Green Farms may be a tad easier if you have a parking sticker... Otherwise same thing. Green Farms also has approximately half the service of the Westport station.

Westport is small. I would just look for the home that is right for your and your family.
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Old 01-21-2013, 05:01 PM
 
Location: Connecticut
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Greens Farms is easier. Even when I didn't have a sticker, it wasn't hard to find a pay-for-the-day spot at Greens Farms. That's where I commuted out of for about half of my experience. When my kids were very young, I used the Saugatuck (main Westport) Station because it had more trains. I figured if I had to rush home, I could find a train to take me to Saugatuck. In retrospect, I never needed to rush home in the middle of the day for my kids -- only for my husband once.

39th and 7th is a nice walk from GCT. That will wind up being the totality of your exercise during the week. I wouldn't bother with the shuttle, except in rotten weather.
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Old 01-21-2013, 08:54 PM
 
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Yellow salt box- did you consider westchester in addition to Fairfield county/westport? How did you wind up in westport with a long commute to Wall Street if you don't mind me asking
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Old 01-22-2013, 01:35 PM
 
Location: Connecticut
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When we moved from the City, I was working on Wall Street. We considered Westchester -- looked in Pelham and a few other towns -- but, as my husband was working in Trumbull, he felt that moving only to Pelham wasn't going to help his commute as much as he wanted. Also, the property taxes in Westchester were (and are) crazy high. You can get much more for your money if you cross into Connecticut.

I decided to quit my Wall Street job and got a job in Stamford for the first three years. That job was horrible. I was lucky enough to be offered a position back at my old company, and by that time I had an awesome nanny, and my husband worked 12 minutes from Westport. So even though it wasn't ideal for me, it was OK for the family, so I bit the bullet and did it.
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Old 01-28-2013, 08:18 AM
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If you are commuting the way you described you will be better off in Greenwich; or Darien. If you decide on Westport; much better to rent a house than buy; that way if you want to move for a closer commute it will be much easier. Selling houses now can take awhile even in Westport. Do all your moving around before your kids get into school.
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