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Old 04-17-2019, 03:21 PM
 
Location: Coastal Connecticut
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Eh, using that metric, one could say Bridgeport is more affluent than Shelton or Stratford because it has a higher number of million dollar homes. I wouldnít say thatís the case. Percentages or per capita, IMO, are always better ways to gauge.
Bridgeport has a handful of million dollar homes...
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Old 04-17-2019, 03:47 PM
 
Location: Coastal Northeast
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Bridgeport has a handful of million dollar homes...
It certainly does, on the water. But Iíd never say Bridgeport is more affluent than Shelton or Stratford. Thatís why, IMO, percentages are more telling.
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Old 04-17-2019, 06:25 PM
 
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Housatonic Drive area is really nice along the river.
Yup, I found really nice homes along that part of Milford/Orange off of the Merritt. I'm trying to convince my wife to move to Milford/Orange but she's not having it. She wants Wallingford/North Haven. Meh. (Slightly) better bang for the buck and closer to her family.

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I haven't felt in person what you're talking about with less desirable people hanging out in Milford now. Just reading some headlines about the mall and the hopefully-soon-to-be-closed Hookah lounge. As a resident that's been there for 9 years, it's always felt pretty safe and I haven't experienced any of that firsthand. And the crime rate is actually lower now than it was when I moved there.
It depends on where in Milford. If I'm at the mall, I've absolutely felt like the quality of patrons have declined. It's a far cry from when they first opened the new wing with Dicks, Target, movie theater, etc. 10 years ago. If I'm at Whole Foods, obviously it's a different clientele.

That said, everything is still 100x better than Stratford. The Shop Rite in Stratford is a dump, as is Walmart. The Stop & Shop in Stratford is OK but the one near Milford Hospital is WAY better.
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Old 04-17-2019, 06:55 PM
 
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. If I'm at the mall, I've absolutely felt like the quality of patrons have declined. It's a far cry from when they first opened the new wing with Dicks, Target, movie theater, etc. 10 years ago. If I'm at Whole Foods, obviously it's a different clientele.

That said, everything is still 100x better than Stratford. The Shop Rite in Stratford is a dump, as is Walmart. The Stop & Shop in Stratford is OK but the one near Milford Hospital is WAY better.
I agree on all points.

I think the mall would greatly improve if the buses were reduced sharply from neighboring towns.
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Old 04-17-2019, 07:36 PM
 
Location: Coastal Connecticut
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Yup, I found really nice homes along that part of Milford/Orange off of the Merritt. I'm trying to convince my wife to move to Milford/Orange but she's not having it. She wants Wallingford/North Haven. Meh. (Slightly) better bang for the buck and closer to her family.



It depends on where in Milford. If I'm at the mall, I've absolutely felt like the quality of patrons have declined. It's a far cry from when they first opened the new wing with Dicks, Target, movie theater, etc. 10 years ago. If I'm at Whole Foods, obviously it's a different clientele.

That said, everything is still 100x better than Stratford. The Shop Rite in Stratford is a dump, as is Walmart. The Stop & Shop in Stratford is OK but the one near Milford Hospital is WAY better.
I only go to the mall for movies and Target. Tbh I’ve always found it trashy. Also 2 words for your wife: future resale

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Old 04-17-2019, 09:15 PM
 
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I only go to the mall for movies and Target. Tbh Iíve always found it trashy. Also 2 words for your wife: future resale
Tell me about it. She's open to Orange but there's almost no natural gas. Properties in our budget ($400k'ish) aren't as nice as what we can find in North Haven or Wallingford. Hamden is an option for us and a good compromise, but their taxes are Atrocious (with a capital A).
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Old 04-18-2019, 06:51 AM
 
Location: Connecticut
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Tell me about it. She's open to Orange but there's almost no natural gas. Properties in our budget ($400k'ish) aren't as nice as what we can find in North Haven or Wallingford. Hamden is an option for us and a good compromise, but their taxes are Atrocious (with a capital A).
I am not sure if schools are important but Hamden schools do not perform as well as the other towns you are looking at. Jay
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Old 04-18-2019, 07:17 AM
 
Location: Coastal Connecticut
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It certainly does, on the water. But Iíd never say Bridgeport is more affluent than Shelton or Stratford. Thatís why, IMO, percentages are more telling.
$1mm+ homes sold in Milford recently: 22
Bridgeport: 0

Just a weird comparison, but whatevs
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Old 04-18-2019, 07:42 AM
 
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$1mm+ homes sold in Milford recently: 22
Bridgeport: 0

Just a weird comparison, but whatevs
It’s not a weird comparison. I was making a point that just because a city has million dollar homes doesn’t mean it’s affluent. You said Milford is more affluent than Orange because of the number of million dollar homes. The same argument can be made for Bridgeport (or Stamford vs Weston), but it doesn’t mean the former is more affluent than the latter. They are just larger cities. And really, the sale of million dollar homes means little when we don’t know who’s purchasing them. That’s why income better determines affluence.
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Old 04-18-2019, 08:17 AM
 
Location: Coastal Connecticut
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It’s not a weird comparison. I was making a point that just because a city has million dollar homes doesn’t mean it’s affluent. You said Milford is more affluent than Orange because of the number of million dollar homes. The same argument can be made for Bridgeport (or Stamford vs Weston), but it doesn’t mean the former is more affluent than the latter. They are just larger cities. And really, the sale of million dollar homes means little when we don’t know who’s purchasing them. That’s why income better determines affluence.
The contrarianism is exhausting...

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Orange has a higher average income but Milford actually has more affluence due to waterfront properties.
That's the last I'll say. I know you don't like Milford.
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