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Old 11-15-2018, 10:06 PM
 
Location: Coastal Connecticut
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Clinton is a great value since you don’t need schools
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Old 11-15-2018, 10:42 PM
 
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Clinton is a great value since you donít need schools
Looks like it has a nice little harbor, too.
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Old 11-15-2018, 11:10 PM
 
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Stylo, I was just looking at some listings in Clinton. You are right, it seems like a good value. Almost too good. Why is that? Don't get me wrong, it's nice to find a place along the shore with reasonable prices. I just wouldn't want to end up in the Connecticut equivalent of Brentwood on Long Island.
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Old 11-16-2018, 05:04 AM
 
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Branford, hands down. I live in a shoreline town in FFld County and love it, but if I were to move farther away from NYC, it would be Branford. Awesome concerts on the green in the summer, lovely downtown with cute shops and a great dining scene, two breweries, one accessible by boat. Oh and a fabulous place to have a boat as you can easily go out cruising around the Thimble islands, fishing is fabulous bc of the islands/rocks gives lots of structure, not to count the burgeoning art scene if you like that, AND proximity to New Haven. Taxes are reasonable if you aren’t direct waterfront, and “beach block” homes can be found for under $500K. Don’t forget it’s on a train line, which is fantastic if any commuters or teens want to meet up after work/school with family out there for the weekend. I think Branford is one of the best deals going for people who want a home in a classic CT beach town.
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Old 11-16-2018, 05:11 AM
 
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I saw someone mentioned dirty water at the beach in Branford - I disagree. That may have been an anomoly because I see people swimming all the time when we visit. Also, many neighborhoods among the waterfront have private beach associations (check out ones like along Linden Ave), so entire neighborhoods have access to the beach, along with kayak storage and little swimming docks or even diving boards off rock cliffs. I’m not sure of association fees or how exactly it works, but I’ve sure been jealous when seeing neighborhoods of people enjoying summer together like they do there (think block parties, fireworks, etc.).
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Old 11-16-2018, 06:50 AM
 
Location: Coastal Connecticut
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I saw someone mentioned dirty water at the beach in Branford - I disagree. That may have been an anomoly because I see people swimming all the time when we visit. Also, many neighborhoods among the waterfront have private beach associations (check out ones like along Linden Ave), so entire neighborhoods have access to the beach, along with kayak storage and little swimming docks or even diving boards off rock cliffs. I’m not sure of association fees or how exactly it works, but I’ve sure been jealous when seeing neighborhoods of people enjoying summer together like they do there (think block parties, fireworks, etc.).
I’m in a private association in Milford with beach, kayak stands, etc. and it’s cheap. 4th of July is a blast (literally). Less than $200 a year
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Old 11-16-2018, 06:52 AM
 
Location: Coastal Connecticut
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Stylo, I was just looking at some listings in Clinton. You are right, it seems like a good value. Almost too good. Why is that? Don't get me wrong, it's nice to find a place along the shore with reasonable prices. I just wouldn't want to end up in the Connecticut equivalent of Brentwood on Long Island.
Nothing wrong with it if you pick a nice place in a nice neighborhood.

Itís defintely more working class and schools arenít great. Combine that with being further away from jobs and thatís why itís cheap.
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Old 11-16-2018, 06:58 AM
 
Location: Coastal Northeast
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Stylo, I was just looking at some listings in Clinton. You are right, it seems like a good value. Almost too good. Why is that? Don't get me wrong, it's nice to find a place along the shore with reasonable prices. I just wouldn't want to end up in the Connecticut equivalent of Brentwood on Long Island.
Clinton is an amazing value for the area. We have a family home there and listed it last month. We had one offer and decided to take it off the market and keep it. Otherwise, Iíd be DMing you asking if you want to look at it.
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Old 11-16-2018, 09:14 AM
 
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Clinton is an amazing value for the area. We have a family home there and listed it last month. We had one offer and decided to take it off the market and keep it. Otherwise, Iíd be DMing you asking if you want to look at it.
From my research, I think you were right to keep a place there. It's mostly just a feeling on my part, but I also think Connecticut's prospects are on the rise overall. You never know, you may end up moving back.
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Old 11-16-2018, 09:28 AM
 
Location: Coastal Northeast
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From my research, I think you were right to keep a place there. It's mostly just a feeling on my part, but I also think Connecticut's prospects are on the rise overall. You never know, you may end up moving back.
I wonít end up moving back, and I donít think CT is really on the rise. But being a property owner in the state, I hope Iím wrong.
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