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Old 05-14-2014, 09:53 PM
 
Location: Northeast states
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Norwich, like never. I feel like it has a better chance in becoming a ghost town than become bustling. x_x

Seriously...I'd shoot a horror movie in that part of CT. That's really the vibe I got when I crossed through it. Perhaps I went through a bad section, dunno. I should give it another chance.

Downtown Norwich and New London is improving it process of revitalization won't be Downtown Stamford though but it be smaller city feel


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Old 05-15-2014, 06:37 AM
 
Location: CT, New England
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Oh, wow! I definitely did not cross through that part of Norwich! Not bad, not bad. I should take another visit, however. Unfortunately, it's in a part of the state I have 0 need to travel to. Perhaps if I make a trip to Mystic or something, I'll wander around Norwich.
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Old 05-15-2014, 07:19 AM
 
Location: Middletown, CT
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The North End of Middletown has potential. They've been working hard to get good businesses on Main Street there, and the next step is for the close neighborhoods to be gentrified.
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Old 05-15-2014, 07:55 AM
 
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My guess is that stamford is building too many apartments for the actual demand that is out there. If the price of an apartment in stamford is rapidly getting closer to one in NYC, then why would someone opt to get an apartment in stamford versus NY?
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Old 05-15-2014, 08:02 AM
 
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My guess is that stamford is building too many apartments for the actual demand that is out there. If the price of an apartment in stamford is rapidly getting closer to one in NYC, then why would someone opt to get an apartment in stamford versus NY?
How do you figure? If they build more apartments, the rental price will go down, not up. Simple supply and demand.
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Old 05-15-2014, 08:08 AM
 
Location: Pittsburgh, PA (Morningside)
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I'm guessing you love Boston. The Court St street view is like pretty much the entirety of Back Bay and Beacon Hill - as well as parts of Philadelphia.

That said, a new area of an upcoming modern city is not going to be built like that. It's too expensive, doesn't lend itself well to the types of design layouts people prefer these days, and from what I've heard, is harder to build to code.
To be perfectly honest, nearly everything in the mid-Atlantic built in the 19th century is full of this style. You can find it everywhere from Albany to Richmond, even in smaller cities and eastern Pennsylvania boroughs with only a few thousand people. For whatever reason, brick residential architecture fell out of style in New England much earlier than the Mid-Atlantic, such as we Yankees stopped building in brick in significant numbers by the Victorian era.

But while I don't like how a lot of New England cites look outside of their downtown, I'll admit they're a fair sight better than many Midwestern cities, or virtually anything in the Sun Belt. Too many cities in the South and West seem to go straight to ranches once you get outside of the Central Business District.

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My guess is that stamford is building too many apartments for the actual demand that is out there. If the price of an apartment in stamford is rapidly getting closer to one in NYC, then why would someone opt to get an apartment in stamford versus NY?
While Stamford does have a big commuter element, there are people who work there. There are also people who have jobs in FFC or Westchester and just want to live in a semi-vibrant urban area.
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Old 05-15-2014, 09:46 AM
 
Location: New London County, CT
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Someone told me that New London is becoming a new mecca for retirees who want affordable coastal communities. I had never heard this, and frankly, have my doubts. If it's true there's tons of "upside potential" there.

Anyone heard something similar?
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Old 05-15-2014, 10:32 AM
 
Location: Pittsburgh, PA (Morningside)
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Someone told me that New London is becoming a new mecca for retirees who want affordable coastal communities. I had never heard this, and frankly, have my doubts. If it's true there's tons of "upside potential" there.

Anyone heard something similar?
Starr Street has some adorable colonial charm! I dunno about urban, but I love how close the houses are together and how they front directly on the brick sidewalk.
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Old 05-15-2014, 02:01 PM
 
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I throw my hat in for New Britain. Bias because I lived there, but it does have some really nice features. It has elements to be a thriving City.it has a college, a hospital, the outskirts of down town are nice (i.e. Shuttle Meadow and Belvedere Section.), plenty of highway access, golf courses, shopping and parks. If the few bad sections of town where gone New Britain would explode into a great place.
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Old 05-15-2014, 02:25 PM
 
Location: Northeast states
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Downtown Norwich


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