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Old 11-18-2009, 10:36 AM
 
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Hi all-
I am considering a home that is for sale in Stafford. My main concern is the school system. We have a son who is 6 and in kindergarten now. We have asked around about the reputation of Stafford as a town. We have been told that it is a town full of drunks and rednecks! I really just want to know about the school. We have searched greatschools.com and the scores of the high school and ratings aren't bad. I'm wondering if there is someone out there with first hand experience of growing up and going to school in Stafford.
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Old 11-18-2009, 10:49 AM
 
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My best friend grew up in Stafford and went to school their her whole life. She now has 3 kids of her own and has told me that she would never raise them there.
Though that is her personal opinion for whatever it's worth to you.
It is rural and parts of it are somewhat rundown but the housing is cheap so you can get a lot for your money. Personally If I were buying a home in that area, I'd look in Somers, not Stafford. But again, that's my opinion....

HTH
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Old 11-18-2009, 03:47 PM
 
Location: Connecticut
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Stafford schools perform above the state average on the Connecticut Mastery and Connecticut Academic Performance Tests. In fact they perform significantly higher. You can find our more information at the links below. Jay

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Old 11-18-2009, 07:07 PM
 
Location: Fairfield County, CT
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Inbreeding? Really??

IMO this thread doesn't deserve a response.
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Old 11-18-2009, 07:22 PM
 
Location: Bristol, CT
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There are better towns.
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Old 11-18-2009, 09:24 PM
 
Location: Quiet Corner Connecticut
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Stafford is rural and a small town. To hear comments about being full of drunks and rednecks would not be out of the ordinary, considering the stereotypes of this state: wealthy suburbanites.


I'm not from Stafford, but if small town living is your thing - go for it. Your kids might be bored, and develop a love for tractors and Kenny Chesney music. But it certainly wouldn't be horrible. And there's drunks everywhere. I seen these kids from Stepford drink themselves into oblivion.

Connecticut doesn't have inbreeding anyway.
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Old 11-18-2009, 10:13 PM
 
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based on the language of your post, you're bound to be disappointed with rural living. please stick to the burbs... where things are much more sophisticated... *sigh.
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Old 11-19-2009, 05:52 AM
 
Location: The brown house on the cul de sac
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Oh my gosh, the truth is finally coming out! Yes, there is a huge problem with drunken inbreeding that is spreading throughout our state and it has resulted in an overpopulation of melonheads.

These melonheads are wrecking havoc on our state and no town is safe any more. There is a huge cover up to keep it quiet, too.
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Old 11-19-2009, 06:10 AM
 
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Thanks to everyone for responding to my thread. The house didn't work out anyway...
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Old 04-10-2014, 02:30 PM
 
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Wow. Uh… Ok, so I actually DO want to get info about SS… I was born in Manhattan, lived in the Hudson Valley and loved the small town feel… I've lived in Denver, San Francisco, and now SoCal (the ultimate suburbs between LA and Santa Barbara)… I *hate* suburbs. I am looking for real people, not wanna be actor or wanna be sophisticates. I am looking for more rural than suburb, but with a reasonable access to necessities (medical, entertainment like movie theaters, and occasional cultural things like museams or shows) but really I am a quiet, stay at home type. It sounds like Stafford Springs might work well? at least for me? My kids have been hurt by the SoCal "superficial-ites", the ones who really care what you're wearing… I know they'll probably be bored for a while, but we all want to get away from these types.
Does this sound like a good place for us?
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