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Old 03-02-2010, 10:51 AM
 
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Default Living in the East Hartford Area?

My fiance and I are moving to Connecticut where she will be attending the Physician Assistant graduate program at the Quinnipiac Univeristy (North Haven Campus). We have also made plans with another student in the same program to room with us. We were planning to rent a 2 bedroom condo in the Hamden area for around $1300 - 1500 a month. However, a friend who owns a house in East Hartford recently offered us to stay in her house for $1100 a month. The house is a 3 bedroom house with 2 1/2 baths, right by the Representatives house. Can anyone give us a little more info about living in the East Hartford area? Also, the commute is substantially longer, is it worth it?
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Old 03-02-2010, 12:42 PM
 
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Figure 45 minutes each way.
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Old 03-02-2010, 12:53 PM
 
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Personally I don't think it's worth it - I don't know that you'd be saving all that much by living in your friend's house once you factor in commuting costs. I'd go for the Hamden option, unless you really want that extra space.
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Old 03-02-2010, 01:12 PM
 
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East Hartford is ghetto in about 30% of the town :P
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Old 03-02-2010, 01:25 PM
 
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East Hartford is ghetto in about 30% of the town :P
At least it's got Cabellas and Rentschler field.
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Old 03-02-2010, 01:41 PM
 
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At least it's got Cabellas and Rentschler field.
Hell yeah. I worked part time at cabellas last year. Great place but a little bit expensive
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Old 03-03-2010, 09:09 AM
 
Location: Connecticut
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East Hartford is ghetto in about 30% of the town :P
I do not agree with this amount. More like 10 to 15% IMHO. I am not sure where "the Representatives" house is but there are many nice areas in East Hartford. That said the commute would be longer, so I agree that Hamden would be better for you. Why commute long than you have to? Jay
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Old 03-04-2010, 02:59 PM
 
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Thanks for the responses. Not having been in the area we did not really know how long the commute would be. This helped out a lot and we are still leaning toward living in the Hamden area.
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