U.S. CitiesCity-Data Forum Index
Go Back   City-Data Forum > U.S. Forums > Connecticut
 [Register]
Please register to participate in our discussions with 2 million other members - it's free and quick! Some forums can only be seen by registered members. After you create your account, you'll be able to customize options and access all our 15,000 new posts/day with fewer ads.
View detailed profile (Advanced) or search
site with Google Custom Search

Search Forums  (Advanced)
Reply Start New Thread
 
Old 10-19-2007, 09:21 AM
 
16 posts, read 58,913 times
Reputation: 12

Advertisements

What are the major and minor differences between Milford and New Milford CT???
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message

 
Old 10-19-2007, 09:43 AM
 
Location: Connecticut
24,593 posts, read 40,150,372 times
Reputation: 6951
Milford is a small city on Long Island Sound in New Haven County. It has a population of about 54,000 people. New Milford is a small town in the Litchfield Hills with a population of 29,000 people. Milford has a large regional shopping mall and just about every store you could want along the Post Road (U.S. Route 1). New Milford has several shopping centers a few major retailers but most people travel to Danbury for major shopping needs. Milford has two major highways serving it (I-95 and the Wilbur Cross Parkway), while New Milford has none. Milford is a suburb of nearby major cities, New Haven and Bridgeport and has been discovered as an affordable suburb of Stamford and New York City. New Milford is not located near a major city but is sort of a suburb of Danbury. Hope this helps, Jay
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 10-19-2007, 03:00 PM
 
Location: Brookfield CT-Sarasota FL
222 posts, read 754,078 times
Reputation: 84
New Milford is country living as oppose to Milford that is a little bit of a city atmosphere.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 10-19-2007, 09:23 PM
 
404 posts, read 490,981 times
Reputation: 111
All the above is true, If I may add I feel the homes are more afordable in New Milford and really growing, where Milford is already grown.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 10-21-2007, 08:12 AM
 
Location: Harwington CT
240 posts, read 1,167,467 times
Reputation: 205
New Milford is almost an idyllic New England setting. It is far more rural than Milford. Certainly Milford has far more shopping and nightlife, and is much easier commute to NYC if that is an issue.
New Milford is currently a location for another movie shoot starring Tim Allen "Six Wives".. They have been here for just over a week and counting. New Milford last scored a cameo in "Mr Deeds" which starred Wynona Ryder and Adam Sandler.
My sister has lived(previously) in Milford for about a year as a traveling nurse before moving to Maine. We visited a few times, found Milford actually to be very nice, especially around the neighborhoods and away from the boulevard.
I would have to say a comparison of both towns would warrant a visit and some poking around. If New Milford could be described as "more affordable" , as weird as that sounds, it is probable true.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 10-21-2007, 05:16 PM
 
2 posts, read 11,368 times
Reputation: 10
is there any industry near new milford? what sort of job/career options are there around new milford...danbury.....?
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 10-21-2007, 06:35 PM
 
72 posts, read 324,438 times
Reputation: 43
Milford is a tough commute to Manhattan, and New Milford would be equally difficult. Milford has a metro-north station, but trains aren't as frequent as Stamford.

While New Milford is rural and quaint, there is an heir of oddness in that for a town of roughly 30,000, they've had way more than their fair share of seriously heinous crimes (murder) in the last 10 years, though I'd consider it a very safe town, but a poor reputation in this area. (Three of these incidents were national news stories - one involving Al Sharpton.)

While it is unfair to infer these incidents reflect the quality of life in New Milford - they were very bizarre for a town of this size and are worth noting to someone considering living there.

There are really two distinct types of people living in New Milford - half would enjoy an Andy Warhol art show, a play or an opera, and the other half would watch Dukes of Hazzard reruns until someone told them it's past milking time, all the while the ends of their number 3 Dale Earnhardt stickers were curling on their '73 Camaros or Firebirds.

There's an old joke:

Did you know the toothbrush was invented in New Milford? If it was invented anywhere else, it'd be called the teethbrush.

Seriously though, New Milford is close to skiing, has Candlewood Lake, a nice golf course, a nice New England downtown, affordable houses, great scenery, a brand new high school and people with a sense of humor about the negatives. It's a good place to live and raise a family.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 10-21-2007, 09:05 PM
 
Location: Texas
2,394 posts, read 3,336,766 times
Reputation: 1397
Quote:
Originally Posted by tom62 View Post
New Milford is almost an idyllic New England setting.
If you can overlook the congestion on Route 7.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 10-22-2007, 07:48 AM
 
Location: Brookfield CT-Sarasota FL
222 posts, read 754,078 times
Reputation: 84
Their is a Kimberly Clarke plant in New Milford. I would say alot of folks probably work in Danbury & Waterbury.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 10-22-2007, 03:09 PM
 
Location: Danbury CT covering all of Fairfield County
2,179 posts, read 5,759,411 times
Reputation: 956
Quote:
Originally Posted by gomet View Post
Their is a Kimberly Clarke plant in New Milford. I would say alot of folks probably work in Danbury & Waterbury.
Also a growing amount of people are commuting to Norwalk, White Plains, Stamford and NYC.

Last edited by jdhall1; 10-22-2007 at 03:09 PM.. Reason: grammer
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Please register to post and access all features of our very popular forum. It is free and quick. Over $68,000 in prizes has already been given out to active posters on our forum. Additional giveaways are planned.

Detailed information about all U.S. cities, counties, and zip codes on our site: City-data.com.


Reply
Please update this thread with any new information or opinions. This open thread is still read by thousands of people, so we encourage all additional points of view.

Quick Reply
Message:




Over $104,000 in prizes was already given out to active posters on our forum and additional giveaways are planned!

Go Back   City-Data Forum > U.S. Forums > Connecticut
Similar Threads
Follow City-Data.com founder on our Forum or

All times are GMT -6.

2005-2018, Advameg, Inc.

City-Data.com - Archive 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31, 32, 33, 34, 35 - Top