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Old Yesterday, 10:45 AM
 
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Hey hey! Curious on thoughts about living in Naugatuck.

Currently renting on the Waterbury/Wolcott line. Considering moving to apartments in the Naugy area behind the high school.

Currious on safety in Naugy?

We currently live 2 miles away from the MIL and wife's job in Wolcott.

We have 1 child on the way but hope to move in a year to a house.
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Old Yesterday, 10:51 AM
 
Location: Coastal Connecticut
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Nothing wrong with Naugatuck if schools aren't a concern. It's cheap. Not the most attractive place, and not much to do in the immediate area, but relatively safe.

I would not buy there for long term, considering the schools aren't great.
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Old Yesterday, 01:07 PM
 
Location: W Hartford, CT
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I feel like the word that best describes Naugatuck is "meh". As Stylo already pointed out, there's nothing egregiously wrong with it but it's not a very exciting place and it's not the most desirable place in the valley.


If you plan on staying in the area and can afford it, would you consider Seymour? It's nearby and IMHO just a MUCH nicer town: an old mill town that has been cleaned up considerably, complete with a nice downtown, easy highway access and a Metro North stop, and the schools are good. Even though it's a small town, it seems there's more to do there, too. Just my $0.02
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Old Yesterday, 01:20 PM
 
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Love to but can't find any rentals that take pets under $1500

Wife and I want to move to Seymour.
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Old Yesterday, 01:42 PM
 
Location: Coastal Connecticut
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Rent in Naugatuck. Save. And move to a better town.
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Old Yesterday, 02:13 PM
 
Location: Fairfield County CT
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If you look at the crime stats on City-Data it is 126 based on the US crime average of 275. That seems pretty safe to me.

If you go on the page City-Data there is an interactive map that you can get down to the level of the neighborhood you are looking at and see the stats of that specific area. While it does not have the crime number is that exact area you can see unemployment, poverty and income info which can give you an idea about that area.
http://www.city-data.com (scroll down for interactive map)

Another thing I do to figure out crime in an area I am looking at is to look on Trulia for a house that is for sale near the apartments. In the link you can see there is a "crime" box to click on. If you do this on Trulia it is a good idea to check every once in a while and not just once.
https://www.trulia.com/p/ct/naugatuc...70--1001744129
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Old Yesterday, 02:30 PM
 
Location: Coastal Northeast
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I feel like the word that best describes Naugatuck is "meh". As Stylo already pointed out, there's nothing egregiously wrong with it but it's not a very exciting place and it's not the most desirable place in the valley.


If you plan on staying in the area and can afford it, would you consider Seymour? It's nearby and IMHO just a MUCH nicer town: an old mill town that has been cleaned up considerably, complete with a nice downtown, easy highway access and a Metro North stop, and the schools are good. Even though it's a small town, it seems there's more to do there, too. Just my $0.02
I agree with this. Seymour is more desirable and overall aesthetically pleasing. Itís one of the most underrated suburbs in the state IMO.
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Old Yesterday, 09:59 PM
 
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Don't buy, downturn coming will mean falling prices. Go for best school/$ ratio you can afford when it matters.
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Old Today, 08:36 AM
 
Location: W Hartford, CT
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I agree with this. Seymour is more desirable and overall aesthetically pleasing. Itís one of the most underrated suburbs in the state IMO.
I think so, too. I mean, it's a smallish suburb but there's more going on than most people realize. I forget when the last time was when I went there, but when I was in their downtown area recently it was surprisingly nice. Coffee shops, cute stores, nice restaurants, and old historic movie theater that screens old classics, etc. Just a nice town with a lot going for it.
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Old Today, 08:59 AM
 
Location: Coastal Northeast
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I think so, too. I mean, it's a smallish suburb but there's more going on than most people realize. I forget when the last time was when I went there, but when I was in their downtown area recently it was surprisingly nice. Coffee shops, cute stores, nice restaurants, and old historic movie theater that screens old classics, etc. Just a nice town with a lot going for it.
That movie theater was recently taken over by a local couple who basically saved it from going under. What theyíve done with it is amazing. A little off topic, I know, but youíre right. Itís got a cool, a bit quirky, downtown.
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