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Old 06-24-2010, 04:32 PM
 
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I'd vote for Cheshire, its where we are renting now. Its a nice, quiet, small town close to other towns that have commercial things like WalMart, Kohls, and Target (my 3 major shopping places). All of the cheshire elementary schools are ranked good, and all the kindergarteners go to one school (Darcey).

Southington is ok, but Cheshire is alot nicer. They have a fantastic park (Bartlem) where we had our 5 yr olds recent birthday party. There is a community pool right there, and the parks and rec has programs running all year long that maybe of some interest to any younger children. My daughter took 2 seasons of ballet/tap at a very reasonable price.

It is more expensive though, but if i had to do it all over again, I"d pick cheshire hands down.

just reread your note....you are looking for preschools....there are 2 major ones in Cheshire which I found to be way overly priced....almost more like full day day cares...my 4 yr old went to Little Cherubs Christian Preschool which is run out of the local cheshire Lutheran Church and it was priced at almost $200 less than Cheshire Nursery School...which has a waiting list. I know some people that sent their children to the local Y for preK as well, and some liked it and some did not.
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Old 06-30-2010, 08:13 PM
 
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KSK11,

You were lucky to find a rental in Cheshire, I am looking a lot into the condo/town houses for rent by owners, but could find none.

I loved the community pool/ parks and recreation etc., I wish I could find some place to live
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Old 07-01-2010, 05:34 AM
 
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What is your budget rrr20009??
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Old 07-02-2010, 05:44 PM
 
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~1500, is that reasonable. Please tell me if you know any local rentals
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Old 07-02-2010, 10:42 PM
 
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Depends on how big of a place you are looking for.
$1500 wont get you far in Cheshire.
You could get a nice 2 bedroom for that...but if you are looking for a 3 bedroom, it will likely be a small one.
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Old 07-04-2010, 10:29 PM
 
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Anyway....on my way thru town today, i noticed 4 For Rent signs up near homes in Cheshire...1 was thru a realtor and the other 3 were those red/white signs with just phone numbers written on them...so I don't know if they advertise for them or not?? I don't know if you could do an internet search in the local paper or if they advertise on craigslist...or if you just have to come here and drive past them?? Sorry I can't be of more help....but they do have them, just looks like they do it privately.
good luck.
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Old 07-06-2010, 06:48 PM
 
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Thanks KSK11, As you have mentioned most of them were private rentals. I drove past couple of them and met a few too. I understand Cheshire school district is good in terms of diversity etc., Can you tell me about Doolittle school, chapman school or highland if you happen to know? In addition to that I also have to hunt for a preschool for my little girl, 4yr old.
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Old 07-11-2010, 09:17 PM
 
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Hi, All schools are good ones. I have had 2 children in Darcy,Highland,Dodd and now High School. For preschool...I highly recommend Scooter School, I had my daughter there and most of her friends went there. Very well known, been there since 1968 and the owner is Wonderful!!!!! I looked at them all, and so glad I picked Scooter School. Good luck !
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Old 07-15-2010, 05:37 PM
 
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Default Stork club

Any views on Stork club? Pros and cons. Please let me know.

Thanks
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Old 07-16-2010, 05:04 AM
 
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A friend of mine had her two children in the Stork Club (on rte 10) before they started going to school and she really liked it for them. But I have no personal experience with daycare...sorry.
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