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Old 04-13-2010, 02:02 PM
 
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I have many reasons to believe this, just wanted to hear from other state members before i give my thoughts!!
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Old 04-13-2010, 03:36 PM
 
Location: Connecticut
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"Best" is a relative term. It really depends on what you like and dislike. If you like to live in a quieter area and can find a job, it is very nice. But if you need access to a larger city for work, then it is not the "best". Personally I like the Hartford area the "Best". It has everything I want or need and is very liveable for a large city metropolitan area. Jay
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Old 04-14-2010, 03:14 PM
 
Location: Groton, CT
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I personally think it's the best... But that's just me lol.
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Old 04-15-2010, 08:54 AM
 
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"Best" is a relative term. It really depends on what you like and dislike. If you like to live in a quieter area and can find a job, it is very nice. But if you need access to a larger city for work, then it is not the "best". Personally I like the Hartford area the "Best". It has everything I want or need and is very liveable for a large city metropolitan area. Jay
Okay very well put! My ideas have always been due to the Ocean near by and the Casinos for entertainment! Also when you take in perspective the museums,aquarium and shopping outlets, it gives me the impression of being the best area to live in!! Although jobs may be a problem, i'm really not sure about occupations other than the casinos or Rhode Island!!
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Old 04-15-2010, 09:01 AM
 
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Best for what?
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Old 04-15-2010, 09:24 AM
 
Location: Coastal Northeast
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If we're talking about COL and jobs, it's the Hartford area hands down. It's affordable (for CT) with great job opportunities. It's also not dependant on another metro area; for example, CT from Danbury to New Haven is very much dependant on the NYC metro area (Stamford, White Plains, the five boroughs) for entertainment, jobs and just general everyday associations. Heck, when you mention Bloomfield to someone in Bethel, they automatically assume you mean Bloomfield, NJ. If someone in Newtown wanted to go to the Cheesecake Factory they would go to White Plains over West Hartford, even though West Hartford is closer by 5-10 miles. I'm not sure if it's snootiness or lack of knowledge.
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Old 04-15-2010, 10:33 AM
 
Location: Cheshire, Conn.
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It's probably a lack of knowledge and a sphere of influence thing. When I lived in Danbury and New Milford, it was very common to hear (or read) "offer valid in New York, New Jersey, and Fairfield County, Connecticut." Sometimes locations would follow. If these individuals still have ties to Westchester County, why wouldn't they go to the familiar vs. the unfamiliar?

The other thing is retailers often infiltrate the state from New York (Macy*s, The Wiz, Kohl's, etc.). What's interesting about Kohl's is they entered the state in two phases: first in the 203 areas and then in the 860 areas. Of course, population density also played a role.
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Old 04-15-2010, 10:43 AM
 
Location: Coastal Northeast
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It's probably a lack of knowledge and a sphere of influence thing. When I lived in Danbury and New Milford, it was very common to hear (or read) "offer valid in New York, New Jersey, and Fairfield County, Connecticut." Sometimes locations would follow. If these individuals still have ties to Westchester County, why wouldn't they go to the familiar vs. the unfamiliar?

The other thing is retailers often infiltrate the state from New York (Macy*s, The Wiz, Kohl's, etc.). What's interesting about Kohl's is they entered the state in two phases: first in the 203 areas and then in the 860 areas. Of course, population density also played a role.
Good point about familiarity vs unfamiliarity. It seems like the majority of people in the Danbury area have very close ties to Westchester County.
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Old 04-19-2010, 09:37 AM
 
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If we're talking about COL and jobs, it's the Hartford area hands down. It's affordable (for CT) with great job opportunities. It's also not dependant on another metro area; for example, CT from Danbury to New Haven is very much dependant on the NYC metro area (Stamford, White Plains, the five boroughs) for entertainment, jobs and just general everyday associations. Heck, when you mention Bloomfield to someone in Bethel, they automatically assume you mean Bloomfield, NJ. If someone in Newtown wanted to go to the Cheesecake Factory they would go to White Plains over West Hartford, even though West Hartford is closer by 5-10 miles. I'm not sure if it's snootiness or lack of knowledge.
Yeah right, So the Ocean in New London is over rated and the casinos are also! So Hartford win!!! Go Whalers!!!
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Old 04-19-2010, 10:15 AM
 
Location: Coastal Northeast
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Yeah right, So the Ocean in New London is over rated and the casinos are also! So Hartford win!!! Go Whalers!!!
I believe the only town to be on the Atlantic in CT is Stonington. Off of New London is the LI Sound.
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