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Old 03-03-2010, 07:28 PM
 
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In that price range you will get an average home in Greenwich.Come north to Darien and youll get 4 beds on an acre in excellent condition possibly even new since builders have cut back on their price points. A lovely new home just sold in the $1.6 range, close to town walk to school, 4000 sq ft. Think about it.
wow, that's huge. what is the commute like to manhattan?
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Old 03-03-2010, 07:31 PM
 
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I can't think of a situation where your husband would need to take a cab from Manhattan home to Greenwich. Trains are frequent and run until about 2 AM. LOTS of Greenwich residents commute to midtown each day.
didn't realize trains ran that late. in london if you live in the "country" (i.e. out of range of the tube) if you miss the last train you're in for a $300 cab ride!
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Old 03-03-2010, 07:36 PM
 
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Some people do go private just for the prestige of it rather than for a real advantage.
thank for school info. same in London and I really don't want to get trapped in a situation where I feel pressured to send them to a private school so they can be with their neighborhood friends. being in england i've had to send them to private school (there are no boundries or district here, you aren't at all guaranteed a spot in the nearest or even a near public school and in any event the public educational system in England is a shambles) but it burns my butt every time I write that check FOR 3 YEAR OLDS when I'd rather save for college etc. so I'm happy that the schools in the areas are generally good.
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Old 03-03-2010, 07:38 PM
 
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thanks a lot guys, you've been very helpful! given me a lot to think of but now I have more towns to search in, more work (sigh) ha ha. appreciate all the advice.
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Old 03-03-2010, 07:53 PM
 
Location: Connecticut
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wow, that's huge. what is the commute like to manhattan?
Greenwich is the closest Connecticut town to Manhattan. The train is about 45 to 55 minutes depending on the train. It is considered to be one of the most desirable towns in the country along the lines of Beverly Hills and Palm Beach. It is home to many rich and famous as well as many not so famous. It has a great downtown area with a lot of nice upscale shops and restaurants and it has a number of town owned beaches on Long Island Sound. It would be a great place to settle down. Jay
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Old 04-11-2010, 01:59 PM
 
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Hi,
Maybe we can help each other! I am originally from NY and live in Ireland with my family of 5 for 14 years. We want to return to the states this summer and have narrowed our choices to Greenwich or a village in NY where I am from with taxes that are off the scale. please feel free to 'friend' me to discuss....I am actually going to NY (& CT) for 1 week next week to get a feel for Greenwich.
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Lisa
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Old 04-11-2010, 06:14 PM
 
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Hi Bloomin
My DH & I are originally from MI - Can chat if you want - feel free to PM me.
Good Luck!!

Yes taxes are insane in Westchester Cty - You might want to look into Pocantico Hills, NY. Amazingly beautiful area and quaint little hamlet that actually has a tax break due to the Rockefellers. It has it's own elementary school and you get 3 choices of High Schools. It's very unique and an easy commute to NYC.
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Old 04-11-2010, 06:17 PM
 
Location: Darien ct
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wow, that's huge. what is the commute like to manhattan?
50 minutes give or take....
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Old 04-11-2010, 06:19 PM
 
Location: Darien ct
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wow, that's huge. what is the commute like to manhattan?
ive sold homes to several families from across the pond so youll feel right at home.i can put you in touch with them if youd like to hear about the area from them directly
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Old 04-11-2010, 06:20 PM
 
Location: Darien ct
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Hi,
Maybe we can help each other! I am originally from NY and live in Ireland with my family of 5 for 14 years. We want to return to the states this summer and have narrowed our choices to Greenwich or a village in NY where I am from with taxes that are off the scale. please feel free to 'friend' me to discuss....I am actually going to NY (& CT) for 1 week next week to get a feel for Greenwich.
Regards,
Lisa
Let me know if youd like a tour of Darien,New Canaan or Greenwich Happy to help.
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