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Old 05-17-2010, 03:35 PM
 
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If you like restaraunts and shopping then manchester is your new home. Or manchester area atleast. South windsor, Vernon, Manchester.
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Old 05-17-2010, 03:43 PM
 
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I only went to Manchester once to the Mall but it felt like the suburbs over city like.
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Old 05-17-2010, 05:43 PM
 
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I recently graduated college and will be moving to the Hartford area and working in Glastonbury. I have heard a lot of negative things about the area and am wondering where I should be looking for places to live. I am looking to rent an apartment/condo. Being from Chicago, I'm not exactly a huge fan of suburban life and prefer to have lots of restaurants/bars/etc nearby, but I'm also not sure what the suburbs are like in CT.
Does anyone have any suggestions?
I feel that Middletown would be the best compromise. New Haven would possibly be the most ideal for you, but it's probably a bit too far from Glastonbury for daily commuting. Places like West Hartford and Glastonbury are really nice, but there's no denying that they're family oriented places not really suitable for a youngster looking for good times. Manchester/Vernon/etc. also lean more toward family friendly, rather than singles paradise.
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Old 05-17-2010, 06:59 PM
 
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I only went to Manchester once to the Mall but it felt like the suburbs over city like.
Well, it's kind of a burb, but it's also a satellite city. If that's all you saw, you missed 80% of the city.



The mall area is actually the outskirts of the city.
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Old 05-17-2010, 07:05 PM
 
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Nice pic! It still looks suburban tho!
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Old 05-17-2010, 07:48 PM
 
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Hartford was the place for me while I was single in the area. I loved being part of the community and being in the core of the region.
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Old 05-17-2010, 08:12 PM
 
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Nice pic! It still looks suburban tho!
If you want a city, move to a city and stop asking about the suburbs, or complaining that suburbs don't feel like cities. Of course they don't feel like cities. They're not cities.

Hartford is the closest "metropolis" there is to Glastonbury. If you're not interested in moving to Hartford, I'm afraid there just plain isn't anything within reasonable proximity that will resemble a city enough to "feel like a city." Connecticut isn't known for its cities. It is known for its suburbs, and its park-like environments.

In Connecticut, if you want to live in an area that is "like" a city, you have to actually move to a real actual honest to god city. You will not find a "city feel" in the suburbs. Even the city of New Haven isn't very city-ish, compared to NYC, downtown Boston, San Francisco, Miami, or St. Louis.
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Old 05-17-2010, 08:13 PM
 
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What? I never asked anything about suburbs missy.......
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Old 05-17-2010, 08:21 PM
 
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No, you commented a few times in this thread that this or that place wasn't city-like, as though to complain that you were echoing the OP's sentiment in wanting a city-like feel, but didn't want Glastonbury (since that's what this thread is about). The point is, people who want a city-like feel, a city atmosphere, the city vibe, the city energy, the city closeness to everything, shouldn't be looking for it in the suburbs. Saying "Manchester doesn't look like a city" is kinda..well, silly. Of course it doesn't look like a city. It isn't a city. It's a town. People have been trying in this thread to direct the OP to something that would suit her interests, and meet her needs at the same time. Manchester is the only thing that comes close.
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Old 05-17-2010, 08:30 PM
 
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Seriously people, can we stay the hell on topic. This childish back and forth bickering on the CT board lately is getting really old.

Just answer the OP's questions. Or, don't say anything.
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