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Old 04-04-2011, 11:34 AM
 
Location: Coastal Connecticut
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Absolutely, but not for SFHs. Condos are cheap all across the country right now. They currently aren't viewed as a good investment.

I'm seeing some amazing deals in Fairfield right now. We said we'd never move back to FFC, but the location and specs of one specific home we're looking at in FFLD is very appealing. The deals are going FAST though.
Yeah, you can get a very nice SFH in Fairfield for 500-600k. That wasn't possible 4 years ago.
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Old 04-04-2011, 12:22 PM
 
Location: Coastal Northeast
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so true and people in towns like oxford and newtown also can't admit they are far from everything while they suck up a 2 hour commute to stamford in order to have a giant house.
First of all, it does not take 2 hours to go from Newtown or Oxford to Stamford. They are both about 38 miles away and, without traffic, the commute would be less than 45 minutes. With traffic, about 90.

There is a reason Stamford commuters live in Northern FFC and the Valley - it's cheaper, laid back, and IMO, a little nicer.
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Old 04-04-2011, 02:58 PM
 
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There's a lot of the finance industry in the region, even in Westport itself.
Westport is considered Hedge Fund central.

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First of all, it does not take 2 hours to go from Newtown or Oxford to Stamford. They are both about 38 miles away and, without traffic, the commute would be less than 45 minutes. With traffic, about 90.
On average takes me 65-70 minutes to commute from Southington to Stamford.
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Old 04-06-2011, 02:42 PM
 
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Default Public Transportation is a HUGE problem out of the Valley

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First of all, it does not take 2 hours to go from Newtown or Oxford to Stamford. They are both about 38 miles away and, without traffic, the commute would be less than 45 minutes. With traffic, about 90.

There is a reason Stamford commuters live in Northern FFC and the Valley - it's cheaper, laid back, and IMO, a little nicer.
Well here's the kicker.... DH had a little medical thing a month ago while driving (still no diagnosis), and now is not allowed to drive for 2 more months... he is apprehensive about driving once things get back on track medically...so we checked out EVERY way there is to get him to Stamford on public transportation, car pools, van pools, buses - - - -

ONLY OPTION IS THE TRAIN ---- and it will take him over 2 1/2 hours EACH WAY...


all bus to train - train to bus options miss eachother by minutes!!!!!
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Old 04-06-2011, 03:26 PM
 
Location: Coastal Northeast
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Well here's the kicker.... DH had a little medical thing a month ago while driving (still no diagnosis), and now is not allowed to drive for 2 more months... he is apprehensive about driving once things get back on track medically...so we checked out EVERY way there is to get him to Stamford on public transportation, car pools, van pools, buses - - - -

ONLY OPTION IS THE TRAIN ---- and it will take him over 2 1/2 hours EACH WAY...


all bus to train - train to bus options miss eachother by minutes!!!!!
Really? Isn't there an express from Seymour to Stamford in the AM and PM? Why can't he use that?
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Old 04-06-2011, 03:49 PM
 
Location: Coastal Connecticut
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Yeah, public transportation from that area to Stamford is not good.
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Old 04-06-2011, 05:15 PM
 
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Really? Isn't there an express from Seymour to Stamford in the AM and PM? Why can't he use that?
That is the one we are talking about!!!.... 6:18 out of Seymour gets to Springdale section Stamford around 9ish. Layovers in bpt and Stmfrd, waiting for the sprindale line. Metro north just misses the Stamford bus line & vice versa. We spoke to taxis-- over 200 ! Contacted the 2 main rideshare orgs... Nothing out of the valley ... The ride share folks very sympathetically said take the train and cope with the 2 1/2 hours each way...
The later am train has the same ride time... His huge problem is getting to springdale
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Old 04-06-2011, 05:21 PM
 
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That is the one we are talking about!!!.... 6:18 out of Seymour gets to Springdale section Stamford around 9ish. Layovers in bpt and Stmfrd, waiting for the sprindale line. Metro north just misses the Stamford bus line & vice versa. We spoke to taxis-- over 200 ! Contacted the 2 main rideshare orgs... Nothing out of the valley ... The ride share folks very sympathetically said take the train and cope with the 2 1/2 hours each way...
The later am train has the same ride time... His huge problem is getting to springdale
There is a direct train from Seymour to Stamford-downtown - gets in at 7:20ish. From there, he can cab it to Springdale (10 bucks or so). Vice versa for the ride home.
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Old 04-06-2011, 05:24 PM
 
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We heard getting a cab at the train station isn't that easy? Especially in bad weather
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Old 04-06-2011, 05:27 PM
 
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That is the one we are talking about!!!.... 6:18 out of Seymour gets to Springdale section Stamford around 9ish. Layovers in bpt and Stmfrd, waiting for the sprindale line. Metro north just misses the Stamford bus line & vice versa. We spoke to taxis-- over 200 ! Contacted the 2 main rideshare orgs... Nothing out of the valley ... The ride share folks very sympathetically said take the train and cope with the 2 1/2 hours each way...
The later am train has the same ride time... His huge problem is getting to springdale
Yep. Service to Springdale doesn't kick in until ~9a.m. IIRC. However, the bus does run from the main station up to Springdale. I think the loop takes a half-hour.
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