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Old 04-29-2014, 08:16 PM
 
Location: Chicago, Illinois
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Hi everyone! I currently work in Chicago but I got an upgrade working in New York City. I am thinking about Connecticut, Jersey, and Long Island. I have a 3 year old kid and my wife is pregnant. Schools are a priority. I prefer to live on a cul-de-sack. I would like 3 bedrooms with 2-2 1/2 bathrooms. I don't want a big house, maybe around 2500-3000 square feet with an open floor plan. I want the house to be 1 story with a basement. Right now I can spend 700-800,000 on the house. Another priority is safety. I would like a town woth a low crime rate. We would also like a fire and police station nearby, but not so nearby I am going to hear fire alarms. We would like good, take-out restaurants. I don't care about shopping, but my wife wants a good mall nearby. I want a good bar nearby. We also want a park with swings and a slide. Finally, we want a town with a good sports program with tee-ball for 4-5 year olds. And maybe football and basketball in the future.

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Old 04-29-2014, 08:24 PM
 
Location: Northern Fairfield Co.
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How far are you willing to commute?
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Old 04-29-2014, 08:27 PM
 
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Hi everyone! I currently work in Chicago but I got an upgrade working in New York City. I am thinking about Connecticut. I have a 3 year old kid and my wife is pregnant. Schools are a priority. I prefer to live on a cul-de-sack. I would like 3 bedrooms with 2-2 1/2 bathrooms. I don't want a big house, maybe around 2500-3000 square feet with an open floor plan. I want the house to be 1 story with a basement. Right now I can spend 700-800,000 on the house. Another priority is safety. I would like a town woth a low crime rate. We would also like a fire and police station nearby, but not so nearby I am going to hear fire alarms. We would like good, take-out restaurants. I don't care about shopping, but my wife wants a good mall nearby. I want a good bar nearby. We also want a park with swings and a slide. Finally, we want a town with a good sports program with tee-ball for 4-5 year olds. And maybe football and basketball in the future.

Upgrade? We've had at least a few people recently say they received an "upgrade". I wonder how they made out anyway.


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How far are you willing to commute?
Maybe from the "Danbury" area?

I think it's time for me to hit the sac. LOL.
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Old 04-29-2014, 08:30 PM
 
Location: Chicago, Illinois
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How far are you willing to commute?
Hour-hour and a half
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Old 04-29-2014, 08:33 PM
 
Location: Northern Fairfield Co.
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^ NAMaste is a southeast asian greeting & farewell. NAMaste? (Could be our new code )
To OP, you could get an awesome home for that money in one of the Danbury-area towns. I'm sure you'll fit in and feel right at home in no time. Good luck!!
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Old 04-29-2014, 08:34 PM
 
Location: Northern Fairfield Co.
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Hour-hour and a half
2 hours, then see my post above. Otherwise, maybe check out the LI forums?
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Old 04-29-2014, 08:36 PM
 
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^ NAMaste is a southeast asian greeting & farewell. NAMaste? (Could be our new code )
To OP, you could get an awesome home for that money in one of the Danbury-area towns. I'm sure you'll fit in and feel right at home in no time. Good luck!!
Remind me to come back and rep you for this one. Must spread.......
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Old 04-29-2014, 08:38 PM
 
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2 hours, then see my post above. Otherwise, maybe check out the LI forums?
Don't forget Jersey as well.
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Old 04-30-2014, 09:16 AM
 
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If your office is in mid-town, then Wilton, Ridgefield and Fairfield would be doable and in your price range. You may also be able to find something in Westport or New Canaan in your price range, but it will be on the lower end.

If you're commuting to downtown, forget about CT and look at NJ.
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Old 04-30-2014, 09:48 AM
 
Location: Brewster, NY
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Mark, would you consider the northern suburbs in NY, Westchester and Putnam? Commute via Metro North's Harlem line is quite straightforward, and the drive is a little easier because there are more ways out of the city on the north side (vs LI and NJ where the traffic tends to be more challenging). There are a number of towns up here which would fit the bill for what you described above.

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