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Old 05-20-2009, 06:23 AM
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Originally Posted by ct1010 View Post
We moved here from NYC, and still refer to it as Mayberry.
Meant to say that we refer to Stratfield as Mayberry, not NYC!
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Old 05-20-2009, 07:21 AM
Location: Fairfield
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Most of Stratfield is really nice - we almost moved there but stumbled on a great house in Fairfield Woods. It's a little closer to Black Rock Tpke than Stratfield. A good amount of sidewalks, and lots of young families (including mine) walking around on weekends. Houses range from low-400's for a small-ish 3BR/1.5Ba fixer upper to 1M+ for several thousand sq ft. I see a lot of houses for sale in the neighborhood - if you have the time to shop around I would take your time and go for aggressive deals. I'm sure you could find a nice home at that price in either neighborhood.

In that price range, there aren't many other neighborhoods in Fairfield that are 'reputable', with good resale value should you need to move on. That's not saying you couldn't find a good deal anywhere, particularly if you are willing to look past wallpaper or outdated bathrooms. And if potential resale value isn't a problem for the near future, then almost any of the neighborhoods would be really good. Drive around, during the day, at night, on weekends, and even walk around a little (especially on a nice weekend day) to get a feel for the areas.

Like another poster said, there aren't a lot of sidewalks on the side roads (and those that are there are in lousy condition). But, drivers are cautious enough that we feel safe walking on the side of the road.
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Old 05-20-2009, 09:57 AM
Location: Connecticut
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Originally Posted by OCt View Post
Do you live in Stratfield? What makes it your favorite?
No, I do not live there. I grew up in Fairfield and still have a lot of family and friends there. I like the charm of the homes and character that Stratfield has. It is not considered "historical" like Old Post Road or Southport but still has some nice homes and streets. As was also mentioned, Fairfield Woods is nice too. there are many nice neighborhoods in town. i am just suggesting to keep your options open in case the best one for you is in a particular neighborhood you think is not good. Pretty much all of Fairfield is good. In fact I really can't think of any places I would not move my family to in town. Jay
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Old 05-20-2009, 12:39 PM
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Originally Posted by OCt View Post
Do any of the neighborhoods have sidewalks?
Allota them.

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Old 05-20-2009, 01:13 PM
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Fairfield is my home town. I grew up on Stratfield Rd. and can tell you it was great. I went to Stratfield School which is an excellent elementary school. Then Fairfield Woods and what was Andrew Warde High School. When I was 16 we moved across town to Reef Rd. I can tell you that I loved being in the center of town. It was fantastic. Quick ride to the beach. Close to everything. There are many great restaurants downtown as well. I think I just got disillusioned with Ct. as a whole as an adult. With the high cost of living. My wife and I making a little over 120k a year found it hard to get by in Ct. But as a kid. Yeah, I loved it.
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