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Old 02-21-2013, 07:07 AM
 
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Being close to other Indians would be good but is not a must. Safety is on top of my list, especially from my wife's perspective.

Couple of people I know have lived in Woodcliff Estates, East Hartford. Both have differing opinions.
How would you rate the neighborhood/area?
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Old 02-21-2013, 08:42 AM
 
Location: W Hartford, CT
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If that's the apartment complex I think it is, there was a triple homicide there in 2010, committed by a man from New York. Granted, it was an isolated incident, but I still wouldn't want to live there after that happened. Can I make a suggestion? There are many apartments that line Farmington Avenue, both in West Hartford and Hartford, that are worth exploring. You'd be right on the bus line, so you could get to work in minutes. In West Hartford in particular, near the apartment buildings are some ethnic grocery stores that carry Indian foods, if that's of interest (Cosmos International, Delicacy, Tangiers, etc), and the neighborhood is safe and nice. The apartments on this street are older, so they probably offer basic amenities, but they're mostly well-maintained.
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Old 02-21-2013, 09:12 AM
 
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Thanks Mike, I am definitely taking your advice. Was looking through cttransit.com and what you say seems to be an ideal choice.

Just one other thing out of curiosity. Safety rating on Neighborhoodscout.com for west Hartford vs other tows like Avon, Glastonbury are poles apart. How realistic are those ratings?
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Old 02-21-2013, 09:22 AM
 
Location: Woburn, MA / W. Hartford, CT
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Thanks Mike, I am definitely taking your advice. Was looking through cttransit.com and what you say seems to be an ideal choice.

Just one other thing out of curiosity. Safety rating on Neighborhoodscout.com for west Hartford vs other tows like Avon, Glastonbury are poles apart. How realistic are those ratings?
Don't have any concerns about West Hartford. I haven't seen these ratings but guessing they are skewed by the southeast section of town, and the part of Westfarms mall which falls within WH.

As a person of diverse origin myself, I agree with Mike's comments...you'll be much happier in WH along Farmington Av.
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Old 02-21-2013, 10:17 AM
 
Location: W Hartford, CT
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Just to expand on what rajmelk said, safety won't be an issue on the avenue. The far southeastern edge of town (east of New Park Ave past the train tracks) is the only area that's iffy, and where you're looking is nowhere near there. Even the Elmwood section by the mall and further east is fine. As for online apartment reviews, most people just use it as a place to whine and complain, so I wouldn't rely on those too much. But if you have questions about a particular building or neighborhood, feel free to ask.
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Old 02-22-2013, 12:57 PM
 
Location: Connecticut
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Being close to other Indians would be good but is not a must. Safety is on top of my list, especially from my wife's perspective.

Couple of people I know have lived in Woodcliff Estates, East Hartford. Both have differing opinions.
How would you rate the neighborhood/area?
I can't say that I have heard much good about Woodcliff. There are better options. Jay
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Old 02-22-2013, 07:10 PM
 
Location: Central CT, sometimes NH.
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CT transit runs regular busses into Hartford from EH along all its main arteries. Many people commute there every day. Some people actually even walk or ride their bike right across the Founders bridge.
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Old 02-22-2013, 08:06 PM
 
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"Due to it's proximity to Pratt and Whitney, there are a couple of condominium complexes in East Hartford that have a significant native Indian population."

Please explain. It's been a long time since I've lived in CT, but I remember Pratt & Whitney well.

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Old 02-22-2013, 08:42 PM
 
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Shrashil, although I agree that WH near Cosmos store is an excellent choice, you might also consider Newington. There is a significant Indian population there, and there is a wonderful Indian store called Asia Grocers in Newington - in my opinion, better than Cosmos. The busway will have a stop there, too, and until then there is surely CTtransit into Hartford. Newington is safe, the schools are decent, and there are apartment complexes there, too. Prices may be a little cheaper than in WH.
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Old 02-24-2013, 05:39 AM
 
Location: Woburn, MA / W. Hartford, CT
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Shrashil, although I agree that WH near Cosmos store is an excellent choice, you might also consider Newington. There is a significant Indian population there, and there is a wonderful Indian store called Asia Grocers in Newington - in my opinion, better than Cosmos. The busway will have a stop there, too, and until then there is surely CTtransit into Hartford. Newington is safe, the schools are decent, and there are apartment complexes there, too. Prices may be a little cheaper than in WH.
Agree with all of the above. Newington in general has a "newer suburb" feel also which might be appealing to a newcomer.
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