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Old 04-18-2010, 08:24 PM
 
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Could someone provide some information on the historic area of Stratford (near Broad Street) such as: is the area nice? safe? nice areas to walk around in, to eat or have coffee, etc.?, houses hold their value?

Could you compare to the historic area of Wallingford (North Main Street, Center Street)?

What would you consider pros/cons of the two areas?

Seeking to purchase a home soon! (Don't have kids, so don't have to worry about schools, except for the positive/negative effect on home value).

Thanks so much!
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Old 04-19-2010, 02:14 PM
 
Location: Albuquerque
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I was raised in Stratford but now live next to Wallingford. I vote Wallyford.
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Old 04-19-2010, 03:41 PM
 
Location: Coastal Northeast
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What Stratford has going for it is it's location - near highways, shopping, train, the shore. IMO though Wallingford has nicer neighborhoods while Stratford can be hit or miss. One huge pro to Wallingford is the cheap electricity.
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Old 04-19-2010, 04:16 PM
 
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The historic area of Stratford is considered to be safe and some people describe it as charming. Stratford's center is pretty small and abuts the train station and the district. There is a proposal to develop a "village" type of neighborhood in the center. The town is interested in this idea because they feel that things are a bit stagnant in the area.

The #1 thing that i always tell people is that if you really don't need to live in Fairfield County, don't. Your money does go further in the other counties, such as New Haven County where Wallingford/Yalesville is located.
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Old 04-20-2010, 07:05 PM
 
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Thanks everyone, that is useful info.

Stratford CT resident - do you have any further info about the proposed "village" type of neighborhood in the center? Is it intended to be similar to Fairfield but on a smaller scale? Have there been any articles about it in the local papers that you could direct me to?
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Old 04-20-2010, 08:54 PM
 
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Thanks everyone, that is useful info.

Stratford CT resident - do you have any further info about the proposed "village" type of neighborhood in the center? Is it intended to be similar to Fairfield but on a smaller scale? Have there been any articles about it in the local papers that you could direct me to?
This is the only article i'm aware of right now:'Village' plan evolving for area around Stratford RR Station - Connecticut Post.

If i see something more detailed in the Stratford Star, i'll let you know.
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