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Old 04-13-2010, 10:30 AM
 
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I have tried to find more information on these condos. Does anyone on this forum live there or have any information? I am leery of new construction, but the location (near the RR station) is good for me.

There is an old foundry that was re-habbed into condos and a mid-rise building. I would be interested in feedback on either or both.
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Old 04-13-2010, 10:46 AM
 
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I have tried to find more information on these condos. Does anyone on this forum live there or have any information? I am leery of new construction, but the location (near the RR station) is good for me.

There is an old foundry that was re-habbed into condos and a mid-rise building. I would be interested in feedback on either or both.
I live down the road - they are actually pretty nice and luxurious. You can walk to the train. The price is pretty high for none of the units having water views, and the windows seem a little small for the place, but I wouldn't hesitate to move there if my situation allowed. I live about 1 mile from the train and rarely hear it.
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Old 04-13-2010, 11:47 AM
 
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Thanks for the reply. Do you have any other suggestions re: condos?
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Old 04-13-2010, 12:25 PM
 
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Thanks for the reply. Do you have any other suggestions re: condos?
There are quite a few but it depends on how much you can spend. They range from starter apartments to luxury condos. If you can give a price range I can recommend some complexes to check out.
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Old 04-13-2010, 01:02 PM
 
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My limit is in the low 400s for a two bedroom, two bath condo.
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Old 04-13-2010, 01:13 PM
 
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My limit is in the low 400s for a two bedroom, two bath condo.
For the low 400's you can get something beautiful in Branford. FYI for that budget, you can also get a nice house in the area.

There's the Harbour Village Condos on Short Beach Rd, even though they are a bit dated they are still nice. I believe they are a walk to Short Beach near the East Haven side of town.

Foxbridge is also pretty nice and more of a townhouse style, but not on the water or near the train. For 3br there are a few listed at around $220k. They're going toward the North Branford side of town.

My personal favorite are the Turtle Bay condos near Double Beach off of Short Beach Rd. They are updated, beautiful and on the water. You will have to drive to the train, but it wouldn't be any more than 5 minutes and there is plenty of parking in the morning. The price is much higher than the inland Foxbridge and the dated Harbour Village complexes, but you wouldn't have to deal with updating, etc.

Anchor Reef is most expensive but is probably the most luxurious. They should be doing something very soon with the old factory next door as well, which could raise values in the area in the coming years.

Just a side note, I have no idea what the monthly fees are to live in any of these places. You would definitely want to check that out.
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Old 04-13-2010, 01:32 PM
 
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Thanks so much; I feel very hopeful now that I will find something nice. I haven't ruled out a single family home, I just wanted to compare the options. There seems to be so much out there; it is hard to filter all the information.
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