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Old 03-06-2008, 01:54 PM
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Originally Posted by radraja View Post
CT and MA are ridiculously over-priced
Not when you consider what you're paying for. CT has proximity to both NY and Boston - residents in SW CT can commute to NYC, and residents in NE CT can commute to Boston. Schools are among the best in the country, the streets are leafy and quaint, you have mountains, beaches, rivers and access to 4 major airports.

It's all about location, location, location!
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Old 03-29-2010, 12:04 PM
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I grew up in Boston and now live in Atlanta for the last three years. I cannot elaborate about Stamford, but I have heard that Conn. is a great place, expensive and yes a little on the snooty side. Boston is a great place to raise a family. Not sure what type of commute you want but if you look at living in towns such as Wellesley, Brookline, Newton, Sharon, Westood, Walpole you will be fine from a schooling standpoint, but cost of living is probably the highest in the nation. When I lived in Ma. 28% of the kids attending Westwood high drove a BMW to school. Stay away from the Brockton area and most towns surrounding.. As for Atlanta, stay away from inside the 285 loop. You have to be careful if you are within 25-30 minutes east or south of the city. North is the best place to be. North Atlanta is the most expensive area in Atl (although still much much cheaper than anywhere in the Northeast). In general (even if you live in North Atlanta where the schools are decent) I would send my kids to private schools. The state of Ga education is not good. They have completely changed thier grading systems from A,B,C to 1,2 3. Nobody understands or like (including the teachers) this new 1,2 3 system. Most people cannot intelligently tell you what a 1,2, or 3 means. Good Luck.
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Old 03-29-2010, 02:19 PM
Location: Albany (school) NYC (home)
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Stamford is simply beautiful. That would be my pick.
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