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Old 02-03-2013, 10:59 AM
 
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I just found a two bedroom in Greenwich for $1800 on a local realtor website.
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Old 02-03-2013, 11:04 AM
 
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Do you know where in New York your job will be located? I am assuming Manhattan which is served by a number of commuter rail lines out of the city into the suburbs. I would suggest looking along one of those lines for a place.

The line that serves Connecticut is Metro North Railroad's New Haven line. There are also two lines into Westchester County New York (the Harlem and Hudson lines). These all go into Grand Central Terminal on 42nd Street so if your job is near there, these would be best. The Long Island Railroad serves Long Island east of the city but most of its trains go to Penn Station which is on 34th Street. Trains from New Jersey which is west of Manhattan also go into Penn Station. If your job is in that area, look along those lines for a place. If your job is downtown or in the Financial District, then look into Brooklyn or along the lines into New Jersey from there.

Also, Seattle, Washington is on the other side of the country from NY. Woodbridge, CT is a suburb of New Haven, CT and pretty far for a commute into NY. Still it is a beautiful town but it is more rural in character and has few rentals. Jay
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Old 02-03-2013, 11:22 AM
 
Location: Coastal Connecticut
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I have a couple of friends that drive into NYC every day from Stamford, so I tend to forget that's not the norm. They have parking garages near their offices. Still, the OP's son will be going into high school, and Stamford's high schools have issues. The OP is looking for good schools, and little to no crime. It would be difficult for them to find an apartment in the better areas of Stamford with that budget.
That's a nightmarish drive unless you leave at 6AM and stay at the office until 7:30PM.
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Old 02-03-2013, 11:24 AM
 
Location: Coastal Connecticut
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ideal for me and my son. I was told to also look at Woodbridge, Connecticut
Woodbridge is a wonderful, rural town with great schools - but it's not commutable to NYC. You'd be looking at an hour 45 minutes each way just to get to GCT.

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Old 02-03-2013, 11:31 AM
 
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That's a nightmarish drive unless you leave at 6AM and stay at the office until 7:30PM.
Both live right off the Merritt, leave around 6, then come home around 4. Both say it's quicker than driving to the train station and taking the train in. I think it all depends on where in Stamford you live, and where in the city you are driving to. But given the OP's budget, I do not see them moving to the N. Stamford area so it's a moot point.
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Old 02-03-2013, 11:47 AM
 
Location: Coastal Connecticut
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Most people don't have the luxury to leave at 4, so I guess it works in that scenario.
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Old 02-03-2013, 12:09 PM
 
Location: Coastal Northeast
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The OP will not want to go further than Stamford. Given their requirements, Greenwich is really the only town in CT they can and should consider. It's a great town.

I also agree that this should be posted in Westchester, NJ and Long Island forums.
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