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Old 07-15-2009, 11:25 AM
 
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What are the best areas to live in Waterbury and its surrounding suburbs? Need info on both rentals and real estate please!
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Old 07-15-2009, 11:44 AM
 
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I really wouldn't consider Waterbury unless I couldn't afford another town. I would look at Cheshire, Middlebury & Southbury.
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Old 07-15-2009, 11:55 AM
 
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I agree with PP. I'd avoid waterbury if I could avoid it...
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Old 07-15-2009, 11:58 AM
 
Location: Connecticut
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Other towns to consider are Watertown and Wolcott. Watertown being the more affordable of the two.
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Old 07-15-2009, 12:18 PM
 
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Thanks for the info guys. I hear that a lot about Waterbury, but why? What's so bad about it? I'll be up there next week and I guess I'll see for myself but what should I expect?

Other than Waterbury, I'm looking at Cheshire, Middlebury, Watertown, Wolcott, Southington, among others. How are those like towns like?
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Old 07-15-2009, 12:23 PM
 
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I hear that a lot about Waterbury, but why? What's so bad about it? I'll be up there next week and I guess I'll see for myself but what should I expect?
Just a suggestion, read the city-data profile page regarding any city or town you are interested in, it could help you a lot. You can see the crime rate (Waterbury's is very high), median income (Waterbury's is very low) and demographic profiles. Good luck!
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Old 07-15-2009, 12:25 PM
 
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Good point, thanks for the tip!
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Old 07-15-2009, 12:37 PM
 
Location: Storrs, CT
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What are the best areas to live in Waterbury and its surrounding suburbs? Need info on both rentals and real estate please!

There are plenty of nice areas to live in Waterbury. I can break it down more if you tell me what you looking for. Are you looking to rent an apartment or are you looking to buy a house? New or Used?

Waterbury is probably the most diverse of the 5 largest cities when it comes to housing. Remember that at 33 square miles it is much larger than New Haven, Hartford, and Bridgeport
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Old 07-15-2009, 12:38 PM
 
Location: Storrs, CT
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I really wouldn't consider Waterbury unless I couldn't afford another town. I would look at Cheshire, Middlebury & Southbury.

lol. Notice the difference in income in these 3 towns compared to Waterbury.
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Old 07-15-2009, 12:44 PM
 
Location: Storrs, CT
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Thanks for the info guys. I hear that a lot about Waterbury, but why? What's so bad about it? I'll be up there next week and I guess I'll see for myself but what should I expect?

Other than Waterbury, I'm looking at Cheshire, Middlebury, Watertown, Wolcott, Southington, among others. How are those like towns like?

I bet you the people who told you to avoid Waterbury won't be able to tell you the sections to avoid. Remember, landwise its a big city. Connecticut is full of suburbanites who don't know anything except for what they see on the news.
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