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Old 12-26-2008, 08:37 PM
 
Location: Floribama
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Keep the "boom" way the hell away from me, I like my peace and quiet.
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Old 12-26-2008, 09:04 PM
 
Location: metro ATL
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I'm trying to figure out why we're debating exactly who's leaving the North for the South. Anytime there's been a mass migration, it's ALWAYS been so that people can secure better opportunities for themselves and their families--so yes, it's always been the lower and middle class folks that have spearheaded any such moves. Wealthy folks anywhere, whether they are in the North, South, West, are always more apt to say put. If it weren't for poor immigrants, Chicago, NYC, LA, Boston, etc. wouldn't have become what they are now. America is the land of opportunity, and right now, the South is providing a lot of that opportunity. Why in the world that's being spun as a bad thing is beyond me.
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Old 12-27-2008, 04:48 AM
 
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Yes, Angel, most towns in CT do have that rural, country feel. Visit sometime before you show such ignorance.

Now that I have stooped to the level of most on this thread, I'll call it a night. G'night, y'all!

YOU are the inexperienced one showing ignorance! Try visiting those cities I mentioned, where BTW MUCH more of CT's population lives-than in those pretty little sparsley populated towns.

You just moved here-I've lived here all my life and had to survive it. I certainly am going to call you on your inaccuracies.
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Old 12-27-2008, 06:21 AM
 
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YOU are the inexperienced one showing ignorance! Try visiting those cities I mentioned, where BTW MUCH more of CT's population lives-than in those pretty little sparsley populated towns.

You just moved here-I've lived here all my life and had to survive it. I certainly am going to call you on your inaccuracies.
Speaking of inaccuracies, the population of those cities combined are much less than one third of the state's population. The small towns are not sparsely populated either - most have 10,000 + residents. Small, yes. Sparse, no. You're wrong.

What exactly did you ''have to survive''? You sound like a bitter person who has it out for Connecticut.

I am no Connecticut cheerleader either. I'll make a long list of the things I dislike about the state. Shall we agree to disagree without the name calling?
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Old 12-29-2008, 01:35 PM
 
Location: NC USA
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I just moved back to CT from North Carolina simply because I couldn't stand the sprawl and chain store feel of the Raleigh area. Life was very hectic there and jobs did not pay anywhere near as well as in the Hartford area. Are there chain stores and restaurants here? Yes, but it is much easier to get away from them. I personally love the space that we have here and the land for hiking. I am also working with some great people who are incredibly friendly and caring.

Unfortunately, my house is not selling in NC as the market is saturated there so it may mean moving back down there for the short-term. I will make the best of it, but I see the quality of life in CT to be so much better. Better education, more things for my kids to do, bigger lots. The list goes on. I will keep a positive attitude and know what is important to me too.
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Old 12-29-2008, 02:55 PM
 
Location: East Coast
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Interesting. The "boom" was getting to be a bit much..
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Old 12-29-2008, 03:13 PM
 
Location: Coastal Northeast
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YOU are the inexperienced one showing ignorance! Try visiting those cities I mentioned, where BTW MUCH more of CT's population lives-than in those pretty little sparsley populated towns.

You just moved here-I've lived here all my life and had to survive it. I certainly am going to call you on your inaccuracies.
Simply not true. And I've lived here all my life and had to "survive it" too (). The larger cities in CT are barely 1/5 of the state's population. Remember, they are small cities. Most of CT's population does live in those "pretty little" towns.

Even in the middle/working class suburbs where they do allow chain stores (Milford, East Haven, Manchester, Hamden), homes are on MUCH more land than nearly any urbanized area in the country. In LA, ATL, almost anywhere in FL, even in the core suburbs around NYC, a half acre is even considered a lot. In CT, it's common to have an acre of land per home.

That adds to the reason why people here are so reserved. Privacy. Think about it.
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Old 12-29-2008, 03:19 PM
 
Location: Coastal Northeast
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About 95% of the towns in CT are like that? Please...
Shows how much you actually know about this area....

Visit, then talk.
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Old 12-29-2008, 03:22 PM
 
Location: NJ
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Simply not true. And I've lived here all my life and had to "survive it" too (). The larger cities in CT are barely 1/5 of the state's population. Remember, they are small cities. Most of CT's population does live in those "pretty little" towns.

Even in the middle/working class suburbs where they do allow chain stores (Milford, East Haven, Manchester, Hamden), homes are on MUCH more land than nearly any urbanized area in the country. In LA, ATL, almost anywhere in FL, even in the core suburbs around NYC, a half acre is even considered a lot. In CT, it's common to have an acre of land per home.

That adds to the reason why people here are so reserved. Privacy. Think about it.
that other poster stating he's "survived" living in CT is just too precious. is right! you'd think he was talking about Compton for cryin' out loud.
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Old 12-29-2008, 03:59 PM
 
Location: ITL (Houston)
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Shows how much you actually know about this area....

Visit, then talk.
About 95% of the towns in CT are like that? Please...
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