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Old 02-06-2015, 10:29 AM
 
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Colchester is not a bad commute and a beautiful town, probably 35-40min commute door to door. If you do want to move slightly closer and have the same feel as Colchester, then East Hampton and Marlborough could do the job. A good friend lived on Lake Pocotopaug (in East Hampton) and commuted to Hartford - the house and lake were beautiful and it was about a 25 min commute. Wish he still lived there for the perk of a friend with a lake house!
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Old 02-07-2015, 11:09 PM
 
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South Glastonbury is way closer than colchester. It's about 10 miles from hartford. Colchester is nearly 30 miles from hartford. What percentage of people in Colchester take the bus to work? lol. Probably less than 1%. Let's be realistic. It would make sense if you must have 2 people working(it used to just require one) to get jobs in the same general area. I'm sure eventually they could both find jobs in the hartford metro. Colchester is near nothing. Rent and then buy when you both have secure jobs in a certain metro area.

Simply a different "vibe" is why people choose to commute 30 miles. You nailed it. That's fine. Let's increase highway taxes for people who live that far from work. Let them pay for what they're using(our highways) Otherwise the urbal sprawl will continue and put tremendous stress on our infrastructure all so people can have a different "vibe".
Wrong. Colchester is becoming more and more of a Hartford bedroom community. The commuter lots that serve the town to Hartford are always PACKED with cars during the day (there are 3 separate, large lots). It's a town centrally located between the Norwich/New London, Middletown and Hartford job markets. 30 minutes door-to-door to Hartford, MAX.
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Old 02-08-2015, 08:00 AM
 
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Wrong. Colchester is becoming more and more of a Hartford bedroom community. The commuter lots that serve the town to Hartford are always PACKED with cars during the day (there are 3 separate, large lots). It's a town centrally located between the Norwich/New London, Middletown and Hartford job markets. 30 minutes door-to-door to Hartford, MAX.
Ok, how many cars are parked in the lot? What's the population of colchester? Divide the two and get the percentage of residents that take the bus It's probably less than 1%.

I know it's becoming more a bedroom comunity....urban sprawl. This has happened elsewhere in the country. People living too far from where they work. Eventually the town loses it's original composition/vibe and people live even farther away and it causes massive congestion on the highways eventually.
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