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Old 05-16-2010, 02:25 PM
 
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My wife and I are relocating with our child and dog to CT in August. Where should we live? We will be renting and our budget is no more than $4k a month. We want to live in a newer house in a subdivision in a safe area. Any input would be appreciated!
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Old 05-16-2010, 04:03 PM
 
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Finding a newer house for that price may be difficult. Wilton is in one of the most expensive parts of the country and there is not a lot of reasonably priced new construction unless you are willing to travel. Consider looking for a well maintained older home. Wilton and Ridgefield are great towns to start in. Jay
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Old 05-16-2010, 04:12 PM
 
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yeah an older home might be a better start based on the price range. Unless you look for an area outside of Wilton, because like Jay said it's a very expensive area to live.
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Old 05-16-2010, 05:36 PM
 
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I should have clarified, we aren't looking to live in Wilton. We are looking to live outside the commute range to NYC to be able to find the right house.
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Old 05-16-2010, 05:37 PM
 
Location: Coastal Northeast
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You might be better off looking in Trumbull, Bethel or Newtown - much more affordable.
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Old 05-16-2010, 06:06 PM
 
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I should have clarified, we aren't looking to live in Wilton. We are looking to live outside the commute range to NYC to be able to find the right house.
I understood you to mean that your job is in Wilton. Is that correct? Jay
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Old 05-17-2010, 06:29 AM
 
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My wife and I are relocating with our child and dog to CT in August. Where should we live? We will be renting and our budget is no more than $4k a month. We want to live in a newer house in a subdivision in a safe area. Any input would be appreciated!
Does this mean you can afford a rental for $4k a month, or that your entire income is 4k a month?
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Old 05-17-2010, 07:42 AM
 
Location: Coastal Northeast
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Does this mean you can afford a rental for $4k a month, or that your entire income is 4k a month?
It sounded to me like 4k is their housing budget.
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Old 05-17-2010, 08:00 AM
 
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Wilton does not have a lot of subdivisions, but there are few, mostly along either route 7 or route 33 (Westport Road). Doing a quick search on Prudential site, there are several single family homes in the $3000 dollar range. There are also some townhouses/condos listed on the site as well. There is also an Avalon rental complex if you would consider an apt.

Wilton is very family friendly with excellent schools. Most of the single family homes are on 1 to 2 acres and as I said "developments" are rare. I would recommend scanning some realtor rental pages and try to rent in Wilton as you settle into your new job. That would minimize any commuting time and give you time to acclimate to your new community and look both in Wilton or surrounding communities to see where you want to put down your roots.
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Old 06-02-2010, 08:44 PM
 
Location: Darien ct
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If 4K is your budget you can rent in Wilton,Darien,Fairfield,Stamford and you should be fine.CT is not big on subdivisions like other areas of the country.we dont have a lot of land left and houses usually go up one or two at a time.In fact weve been known to tear down homes just to erect another,larger one. SO dont be looking for subdivisions per se.Go with a great twon like I mentioned and a nice home which should be well within your reach.Im a little confused by the other responses but maybe they werent understanding you.Help us if we're off here.
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