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Old 01-26-2010, 01:59 PM
 
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My husband and I are relocating to CT in 3 months. We just visited the area with our 3 children, in search of homes in Farmington & Avon. Currently, we are making an offer on a home in the BridgeHampton subdivision, although the price is quite high. My husband will be working at Waterbury Hospital, while I'll be a stay-at-home mom. Burlington does seem quite rural, but we are now looking closely at Angela's Way, which seems about 5 min from the Farmington line. ABout $200K cheaper- significant amount. Does anyone know anythinig about this area? SUch a price difference, when Farmington/Avon/Canton are still within 20 min...
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Old 01-26-2010, 02:03 PM
 
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Burlington is a great community. You will get much more for your money here, and although the schools don't have the reputation of Avon, they are excellent. The views on Angelas Way are SPECTACULAR and that part of town is very close to shopping in Bristol and Farmington.
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Old 01-26-2010, 02:11 PM
 
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I should also add..

You could also look at Harwinton (also rural but even a little cheaper than Burlington) - same school district as Burlington and very close on-ramp to 8 to get to Waterbury for your husband and close to Torrington for shopping (1 of the closest Targets in the area).
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Old 01-27-2010, 12:50 PM
 
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I have a friend that looked at Angela's Way and the homes there appear to be very reasonable for what you get. The only thing is that my friend thought that the quality of construction was not that great. I am not sure why but he said he would not buy there. He is currently looking at other homes in Burlington.

That said, Burlington is a very nice town but is just a bit further from major employment centers to make it less expensive. The schools are good but Farmington and Avon are considered to be the best so people will be willing to pay more. they are two of the most desirable towns in the greater Hartford area. Only you can decide if they are worth it. Jay
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Old 01-27-2010, 02:57 PM
 
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Do you know who the builder is for that development?
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Old 01-27-2010, 03:47 PM
 
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I don't know the builder but my friend said that all of the homes are basically the same with minor modifications to the trim. The lots are all very steep with limited usable area and that there were some issues with the quality. He noted that one day they went to view a home there and there was a big sign in front of one of the houses that said "Don't Buy". He also noted that there were some minor cracks in the foundations but he knew they were nothing to be concerned with since all concrete can have this.

There appear to be a number of homes for sale in this area and the prices appear to be reasonable. My friend noted that there is one house that just came on the market there that the owners are asking $75,000 more than they paid for it last year. In this market it is unheard of to do that. I would say to check them out and look carefully at what you are getting. Jay
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Old 01-27-2010, 05:13 PM
 
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I second what Jay said about the unusable lots that the homes are on - I guess the price you pay for the nice views.

We did look at 2 houses and 1 had a 1st floor master and the other did not and they differed in square footage so I'm not sure if there were different builders or just one. Both were beautiful homes.

I also agree with Jay that there seems to be a lot of re-sale on that street. Some of the houses we looked almost 2 years ago sold and are for sale again.
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Old 01-28-2010, 10:41 AM
 
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Thank you so much- great info!! How about Highwood Crossing off Taine Mtn Rd.? Construction seems to still be going on. Also close to both Avon & Farmington town lines- but attractive sticker price!
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Old 01-28-2010, 11:17 AM
 
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My friend also looked there and almost bought one. The homes are built by different builders some are very high end and a couple are cheaper quality. Not sure what is available there right now but one of the new homes there by a very good builder just sold for a really good price. My friend missed it by a day. Jay
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Old 01-28-2010, 11:23 AM
 
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I haven't heard anything either way about that area.
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