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Old 02-20-2013, 11:48 AM
 
Location: Coastal Connecticut
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Trumbull at 200-275? Won't be getting much. Shelton/Stratford are more appropriate for that budget.
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Old 02-20-2013, 11:49 AM
 
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I think folks in Trumball drive to the Bridgeport station, as Trumball is a few miles inland. My office is in Bryant Park, so a 7 min walk to GC. I live a mile from the Fairfield station, so my door to door is 90 min. From Milford to 15 min from GC, you're talking a solid 2 hours each way every day. That's a lot to chew on, but I'm on the 6am train which is already 80% full by the time I get on so there are plenty of folks doing that commute too.
Yeah, just short of 2 hours from Milford. I'd figure about 100-110 minutes. Brutal.

But it's even worse from Danbury.
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Old 02-20-2013, 12:50 PM
 
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re: Trumball, I was just going by a quick Zillow search. Keep in mind too us (former) city folk think 1,500 square feet is HUGE. We don't need 4 bedrooms, 3 baths, and 3,500 square feet!
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Old 02-20-2013, 01:24 PM
 
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Trumbull (it's TrumBULL, not TrumBALL) is doable if the OP doesn't mind a small fixer upper. It would be a long commute, but some people do it in exchange for good schools and a small town atmosphere.

This is what is currently on the market in Trumbull under $300k:
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Old 02-20-2013, 01:25 PM
 
Location: Coastal Northeast
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Trumbull (it's TrumBULL, not TrumBALL)
Or TrumBELL.
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Old 02-20-2013, 06:20 PM
 
Location: New York
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Trumbull (it's TrumBULL, not TrumBALL) is doable if the OP doesn't mind a small fixer upper. It would be a long commute, but some people do it in exchange for good schools and a small town atmosphere.

This is what is currently on the market in Trumbull under $300k:
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Thanks!!!!!!
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Old 02-20-2013, 08:41 PM
 
Location: Coastal Connecticut
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I think Stratford schools are perfectly acceptable and it'll be a slightly shorter commute. My friends that went through the Stratford school system have no complaints and have been successful. Value for money at their budget will be better than in Trumbull. A SFH under 250k in Trumbull is probably going to need some work. In Stratford, you can find something pretty decent for that price in good shape. Stratford Real Estate - Stratford, CT Homes for Sale - REALTOR.com®
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Old 02-21-2013, 08:10 AM
 
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Look at Stratford. That will be a brutal commute though. 80 minutes on the train. Milford is nice too, but a few minutes more on the train and a bit more expensive than Stratford. It depends on what you expect for your money.

You could also do Danbury, but it will be an even longer commute.

Lastly, Norwalk is an option and the best commute, but you will only get a very small condo for that price.
The homes in Norwalk seem to be on top of each other, which I should be used to, but I don't want. But out side of that do you know much about their school system ?
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Old 02-21-2013, 09:05 AM
 
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Avoid Norwalk and Bridgeport, the school systems are not good. You'd be better off staying in Brooklyn and trying to get into one of the good schools in Park Slope.

If you can find something decent in Trumbull, I'd look there first - I didn't realize there were single family homes there for under 300k. As others have said, Stratford and Shelton may be worth a look too, but I know people who've moved out of Shelton to avoid the schools...
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Old 02-21-2013, 09:10 AM
 
Location: Coastal Connecticut
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As others have said, Stratford and Shelton may be worth a look too, but I know people who've moved out of Shelton to avoid the schools...
C'mon, Shelton schools are perfectly good. Both from a test performance standpoint and anecdotally from people I know that have gone there and sent their kids there.

Also, Park Slope is VERY expensive.
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