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Old 05-11-2010, 01:21 PM
 
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All of the above towns are very good. The only other nearby city to New London is Norwich. While it is within your 20 minute commute, I would not suggest it. You should also consider the Pawcatuck/Westerly, R.I. area. This is within the 20 minute commute you are looking for.
Why wouldn't you suggest Norwich? I have lived in Norwich for 17 or my 19 years and I don't see what the problem with it is. I'm not looking to start any kind of fight or anything, I honestly wanted to know why you wouldn't suggest Norwich. I guess I'm just curious.
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Old 05-12-2010, 02:49 PM
 
Location: Groton, CT
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I personally wouldn't recommend Norwich because the neighborhoods are so "hit-or-miss". The fact that you will have really nice places, and really bad places comingled in pretty much every neighborhood makes it tough to recommend anything in particular. That being said, I also wouldn't recommend that somebody not live there either. Like I said two sentences ago, there are quite a few nice places in Norwich.

I'm not sure what Meglion meant by being able to find community nearer to New York, and that Stonington doesn't have much of one, but I've found much of the opposite. It seems to me that the closer you get to New York the more people identify with New York and form fast-paced, fragmented communities, while here on the eastern part of the state we are too far from any major metro to really identify with them, so we form tighter communities. Stonington has a very nice laid-back, small community feel. Maybe it's not the community that some people are looking for, but it is definitely a great community.


PS. It's great to see more questions about SECT.
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Old 05-14-2010, 01:22 PM
 
Location: Dallas
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Mystic yes-- Niantic---ok- East Lyme- not really..... Some of the best area out there is in Lyme or Old Lyme...you have great beach areas, great lake areas, hiking in the woods, acres and acres of unspoiled land....it is gorgeous.....Good Luck in your search...and of course those are just my opinions.....(Have lived in both Southeaster and Fairfield county areas....which is too far for your commute!! lol)
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Old 06-28-2010, 08:43 AM
 
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i would not reccomend norwich because its boring as hell
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Old 06-29-2010, 05:02 PM
 
Location: Jacksonville, FL
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I agree with other posters that East Lyme / Niantic would be the best option. I had a beach house in Niantic and there's a lot to do down there, and it's a safe town. There's plenty of mall shopping and plazas in Waterford, which is nearby, too.
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