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Old 04-30-2010, 10:22 AM
 
Location: Cheshire, Conn.
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Southington was/is one of the fastest growing towns in the state based on new construction permits issued. Each of the four sections (Marion, Milldale, Plantsville, and Southington) has its on character. I've heard that the recent growth has led to a potential over-crowding of the high school. When I moved to central Connecticut back in 1991, it was one of two towns that I was considering. The other one was Cheshire.
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Old 04-30-2010, 12:15 PM
 
Location: Connecticut
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Farmington lacks the downtown you desire but is close enough to West Hartford that you could take a trip there easily and often. Even Southington does not have a really good downtown though. I agree that you might want to look in Cheshire. It is a little closer to Milford and not a bad commute to Plainville. Jay
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Old 04-30-2010, 09:40 PM
 
Location: Cheshire, Conn.
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Farmington lacks the downtown you desire but is close enough to West Hartford that you could take a trip there easily and often. Even Southington does not have a really good downtown though. I agree that you might want to look in Cheshire. It is a little closer to Milford and not a bad commute to Plainville. Jay
Please note: we don't have a downtown...just an intersection of Routes 10, 68, and 70.
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Old 05-01-2010, 06:29 AM
 
Location: Coastal Northeast
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Please note: we don't have a downtown...just an intersection of Routes 10, 68, and 70.
Very true. It is walkable though, right? I know it's spread out and not your traditional "downtown" but it's a very attractive area. I remember there being sidewalks, though I could be wrong.
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Old 05-01-2010, 12:12 PM
 
Location: New England
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I We "dream" of a place that is beautiful, small town rural feel but also lots to do nearby, house in lightly wooded area, space/ privacy between neighbors, great restaurants in walkable downtown area, great schools, reasonable prices, laid back, cool, fun, outdoorsy, apple orchards, cider mills, friendly people, etc.
Wallingford fits that description to a T and you'll have an easy commute to Plainville and just down the Meritt to Milford.
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Old 05-01-2010, 09:30 PM
 
Location: Cheshire, Conn.
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Very true. It is walkable though, right? I know it's spread out and not your traditional "downtown" but it's a very attractive area. I remember there being sidewalks, though I could be wrong.
Cheshire's downtown walkable? Not really. The only foot traffic is from the Cheshire Academy. I'm actually quite envious of Southington's.
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