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Old 05-06-2010, 08:57 AM
 
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Greetings...

Looking to relocate as close to Queens as possible while still staying in CT. I'm married with 1 child in elementary school. I saw a rental online in Greenwich near Bruce Park Ave and Mason Street. Does anyone know what this area is like and the school zoning? Also saw a rental on Mason and Lexington.
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Old 05-06-2010, 01:07 PM
 
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I don't think there is any part of Greenwich that could be considered "bad". Greenwich is an upscale suburban community and is often considered to be one of the most desirable towns in the country. The only thing is that there really may be places that are less desirable like a house thatis on a really busy street or backs up to a gas station. All of the schools there are excellent. Check the links below for information on the schools. Jay

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Old 05-06-2010, 02:20 PM
 
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I don't think there is any part of Greenwich that could be considered "bad". Greenwich is an upscale suburban community and is often considered to be one of the most desirable towns in the country. The only thing is that there really may be places that are less desirable like a house thatis on a really busy street or backs up to a gas station. All of the schools there are excellent. Check the links below for information on the schools. Jay

[URL="http://www.csde.state.ct.us/public/der/ssp/dist0708/district.htm"]Strategic School Profiles by District[/URL]

[URL="http://www.csde.state.ct.us/public/der/ssp/SCH0708/SCHOOL.HTM"]Strategic School Profiles by School[/URL]
I hear you about there being any "bad", areas. Less desirable would be a better term. Also concerned if people would look down on us because of "where", we lived in Greenwich (especially my child at school).

I thought I had heard there was an area that was designated as "affordable housing"? I realize affordable housing in Greenwich (if it exists), would not be the same as affordable housing in Bridgeport (safety-wise), but I guess I'm also concerned if living in or close to it, would carry the same stigma for many Greenwich residents?
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Old 05-06-2010, 02:28 PM
 
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I don't think there is any part of Greenwich that could be considered "bad".
Exactly. While there are a few housing projects, they are full of working class people. I guess that would be "bad" in Greenwich.
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Old 05-06-2010, 05:22 PM
 
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You're asking about one of the ritziest towns in the entire country. The majority of the snootiest of the snooty and their kids wouldn't hang out with you anyway. Their kids are in private school or in Sweden somewhere at prep school, and if you're lucky, they'll let you go bowling with their gardner.

In short: if you care that much about what the "haves" will think about your family living with "normal people," then I suggest you might have more important issues to resolve before you move anywhere.
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Old 05-06-2010, 05:26 PM
 
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...and if you're lucky, they'll let you go bowling with their gardner.
That gave me a laugh.
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Old 05-07-2010, 08:49 AM
 
Location: Connecticut
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You're asking about one of the ritziest towns in the entire country. The majority of the snootiest of the snooty and their kids wouldn't hang out with you anyway. Their kids are in private school or in Sweden somewhere at prep school, and if you're lucky, they'll let you go bowling with their gardner.

In short: if you care that much about what the "haves" will think about your family living with "normal people," then I suggest you might have more important issues to resolve before you move anywhere.
While your quip about bowling is amusing, I do not agree with it or the rest of your post. Greenwich is a pretty large town (almost 60,000 residents). There are all types of people in town from the super-wealthy to modest working class people. I know people from Greenwich that are very nice and very middle class. I also know some very wealthy people there (super wealthy actually) and they too were surprisingly down to earth.

As for the projects in Greenwich, it is nothing like an inner city housing project. It is more of a middle or working class community where many people start out before moving up. I would not worry about it. Jay
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Old 05-07-2010, 03:01 PM
 
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I also know some very wealthy people there (super wealthy actually) and they too were surprisingly down to earth.
Ditto. One of my clients moved to Greenwich and purchased during 2006 prices.

Total down to earth guy who drove an older pickup, jeans and flannel. Real down to earth family guy. I remember him getting all excited because he scored a used hardtop for his Lotus Elise off Ebay even though it was the wrong color. lol

I've told this story before...While talking one day he casually mentioned purchasing a controlling intrest in a company I know at the time was worth 58 million dollars as part of his portfolio. *COUGH* I knew he had money, but I didn't know it was like THAT.
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Old 05-09-2010, 06:22 PM
 
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Hi, actually there are no "bad" areas in Greenwich, just some that might be older neighborhoods and maybe not as spiffy and up to date as others. The Mason Street area is lovely, you can't go wrong there or Lexington either. The schools in Greenwich are very good. I don't have to tell you the cost of living there is atrocious though, do I? But if you can afford to look, guess you can afford to live there. The Bruce Park area is a very nice neighborhood, close to the park and the water. You can't go wrong in any of the areas you mentioned. I've lived in Greenwich from many years and it is a lovely area to bring up a family.
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