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Old 11-11-2007, 03:34 AM
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We are discussing relocating to CT, and are looking for a newer home or (old home,that isn't a big deal) in the Suburbs in a nice town with good schools. Any advice???
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Old 11-12-2007, 08:17 AM
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Where will you be working? There are great suburbs of Hartford, New Haven and NY, but seldom do people cross shop all three areas because of the commute.
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Old 11-12-2007, 12:19 PM
Location: East Tennessee and Atlanta
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I'd suggest checking out Fairfield, Westport, or Ridgefield, to name a few. But, it all depends on your budget. How much money are you looking to spend on a home?
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Old 11-12-2007, 03:22 PM
Location: Austin
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It may help to narrow down your request just a little.
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Old 11-13-2007, 12:53 PM
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We are probably looking for no more than $450k. right now we are looking at danbury, bethel, new fairfield, do you suggest those areas?? right now we own a home in orange county and we are hoping to stay in the same footage, but anywhere from 2,000- 2,500 would work. My husband will be commuting to nyc so there will definetly be a distance factor too. It is getting difficult with our expectations and the cost factor- looks like we will have to do something about that.
Do you know anything about areas in westchester, ny?? what towns are any good? I've done some research, but the homes I saw looked kind of ghetto, I was expecting more suburbia.
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Old 11-13-2007, 04:03 PM
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Location: Connecticut
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Good town within a reasonable commute of New York City are very expensive places to buy homes. The Danbury area is one area in which you can get a nice home on a nice piece of property for a reasonable price. Danbury itself is a small city, but the adjacent towns of Bethel, Brookfield and New Fairfield are very nice. Another area to consider is Milford. It is a nice small city with direct access to Mahattan via Metro-North trains. It has a lot of wonderful neighborhoods and very good schools. Jay
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Old 11-16-2007, 10:25 PM
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$450,000........is just NOT going to get you much house ...especially in the NY border towns.....a lot of new built condos in say Norwalk are going for $750,00.00...and up !
You may find somethig in the Danbury area or outskirts...but keep in mind that the "Ghetto" houses in the citys are selling for $350,000.00...and up. $450,000.00 is going to put you out of the main city...but not into the luxury housing category.

Monroe may be a place to conside--they do not have a train station nor other city type offerings...but you may be able to find a house to your liking...and then make the comomute to the train station of your choice.
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Old 11-16-2007, 11:19 PM
Location: somewhere between Florida and New England
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To commute to NYC, I wouldn't suggest traveling any further than Fairfield or Danbury. People make the commute from as far away as New Milford, Southington and Hamden, but I personally wouldn't do it. While the homes are very expensive in SW CT, you can probably find what you're looking for in Bethel, Danbury and MAYBE Norwalk (but probably not). Bethel would be your best bet, but expect a 2 hour commute door to door.
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Old 11-16-2007, 11:46 PM
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only $450K? commuting to nyc? nice town? good schools?
Good luck!
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Old 11-18-2007, 09:47 AM
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I'm not sure you could find much under $450,000 in Monroe, since you are looking for 2000-2500 square feet. It would be a fixer-upper, for sure. And the commute to NYC would be quite long. But it's a nice, small town with good schools. Good luck, you are facing a challenge.
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