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Old 05-11-2014, 01:45 PM
 
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I don't like Darien either. Oddly, it seems like a conservative enclave and the people tend to be very "i want it just the way I like it." Everyone is money hungry Republicans and old people. And stupid rich girls. I think Trumbull is much more down to earth and sort of resembles a suburb of Hartford.
"Down to earth" is to the west(Easton), east(Shelton), north(Monroe) and south(Stratford) of that town.
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Old 05-11-2014, 01:47 PM
 
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I think you've been away from CT too long. You're recommending places way out of the OP's budget with few rentals available. The Merritt is far from an easy commute. It's traffic hell from Fairfield to Stamford.

New Canaan and Wilton are not rural. They have more commercial than Trumbull.
Wilton and New Canaan are not more commercial than Trumbull.

Trumbull has a) hotels b) big box stores c) regional mall d) office and industrial parks etc etc
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Old 05-11-2014, 04:24 PM
 
Location: Bottom of the Ocean
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Well lower than Trumbull but not Stamford. I never liked Darien its just a small town located in between 2 major cities, not as friendly people as Trumbull, Westport, Fairfield area.
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Old 05-11-2014, 09:49 PM
 
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Is your work near the train station?
Relatively close. Just about 2 miles away.
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Old 05-11-2014, 09:50 PM
 
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With that budget, y'all should consider Norwalk. While not as nice as Fairfield or Stamford, it would be hard to find an apartment in that price range with utilities included.
any specific part of Norwalk? Like any particular apartments you have in mind?
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Old 05-11-2014, 10:07 PM
 
Location: Hartford, CT
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any specific part of Norwalk? Like any particular apartments you have in mind?
In Norwalk, even the cheapest 1 bd large apartment complexes start at $1,600. However, if you don't mind living in a complex in which the average person does not speak English as their primary language, you may be able to find something for as low as $1,300. Stay AWAY from Morningside Garden Apartments, however. It's not a pleasant place to live and the apartments are all electric baseboard heating, which is VERY expensive.

Other than that, you will have to browse through Craigslist. For budgets under $1,700, lower Fairfield County is generally a Craigslist kind of place (Craigslist NYC, then click "fct" above for Fairfield county).

If you still must stay under $1,300, you will probably have to look at units within multifamily homes and forget about any complexes at all. These are found on craigslist.
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Old 05-11-2014, 10:20 PM
 
Location: Fredericksburg, VA
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I don't like Darien either. Oddly, it seems like a conservative enclave and the people tend to be very "i want it just the way I like it." Everyone is money hungry Republicans and old people. And stupid rich girls. I think Trumbull is much more down to earth and sort of resembles a suburb of Hartford.
Thats right. When I say upper and lower class, I don't only look at pricing, I look at these factors. Trumbull is way more upper league than darien. Its true that Darien is more expensive, but that is like a fourth of what I look at.
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Old 05-11-2014, 10:21 PM
 
Location: Hartford, CT
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Thats right. When I say upper and lower class, I don't only look at pricing, I look at these factors. Trumbull is way more upper league than darien. Its true that Darien is more expensive, but that is like a fourth of what I look at.
Well that's an interesting definition of "class" lol.
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Old 05-11-2014, 11:03 PM
 
Location: Coastal Connecticut
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Relatively close. Just about 2 miles away.
Then unless you have a shuttle to your office, you'll be faced with a bad car commute from cheaper points north and east. You may want to try and push your budget a little and live in Norwalk.
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Old 05-11-2014, 11:07 PM
 
Location: Coastal Connecticut
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Never ever seen a complete standstill on the Merritt before.
So, because you've never seen one it, it negates the fact there are standstills on the Merritt regularly? Reality vs. extremely limited perception.
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