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Old 07-29-2009, 11:39 AM
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We are considering a move to Fairfield County, CT or Westchester County, NY for a job commuting to NYC - Grand central. Like many posts, I'm looking for good schools, nice, friendly people, and a town where I can take a morning run with a baseball cap and no make-up.

We lived in San Francisco for 5 years before children, and with kids, we love the feel of Marin County, CA. Where can we find that in New England with the shortest commute?

Costs are a factor, but we prefer shorter commute over larger house. Even walking to the train station would be a huge plus.
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Old 07-29-2009, 12:34 PM
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Well Westchester by virtue of its location is closer to New York City so it would offer the shortest commute time. That said, Westchester is pricey and has very high taxes.

The closest Connecticut town to New York is Greenwich. It is about a 45 minute train ride into Manhattan. Greenwich is a great town, often considered one of the most desireable communities in the country. It has a wonderful downtown with many great shops and restaurants. The schools are excellent and there are a lot of great family activities. There are several train stations in Greenwich so living within walking distance to one is possible. All that said, Greenwich is also pretty pricey. $1 million will buy you a modest home at best but coming from equally high-priced Marin County this may not shock you. Other well thought of towns in CT include Darien and New Canaan. Jay
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Old 04-29-2010, 03:49 PM
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I agree-Westchester is closer than Conn. to the city. Where I live, in Harrison-I have a 37 min. commute to NYC-peak time-when there are also express trains. am also 10 min. from Greenwich, so have the best of both worlds.
With your coming from Marin County, chances are you have alot of land? In Greenwich, the houses are bigger (and alot pricier), but not as much acreage.
Any additional questions, let me know.
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