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Old 04-13-2012, 03:13 PM
 
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My father moved from Branford, CT with his wife almost 2 yrs ago. At first he told me it was tough (obviously since all his family is still here). But he said after a while he grew. He met new people and loved the ride home (they own a house in the wood on a dirt road). I recently went down with my 4 yr old daughter to visit and love it down there. CT is way to expensive and tough. I have lived here all my life but with being married and 3 children, 7, 4 ad 7 months, its expensive. I have vacation again in June and this time my wife, me and the kids are all going. We are going to visit and we have a agenda of places to visit and see and research with the intentions of a possible move. My company has a location down there so hopefully I can transfer or apply for a spot in Raliegh or Durham. Some of our concerns are school. my 7 year old will be entering 3rd grade and my 4 yr old possibly kindergarden. We want to live in an area that is not CITY like, meaning we want more country like open fields or woods with not alot of houses around and eventually we are going to buy a house but renting is our first step. We are also worried about moving since we are used to CT. Obviously because we grew up here, our family is mostly here. But we have been talking about moving south for a couple years. I hear Fuquay-Varina is good, my father loves Holly Springs and its 20min or less from stores. Just mainly afraid if we do this we dont want to regret it. Any suggestions, opinions?
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Old 04-14-2012, 03:16 PM
 
Location: Raleigh, NC
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As a former Nutmegger, I say go for it! I doubt you'll regret your decision.
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Old 04-14-2012, 03:19 PM
 
Location: FV/HS border
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My wife is from Southington and she loves it down here. We live just over the town border in Fuquay-Varina. And, I have met a few ppl in the area who came down in CT.
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Old 04-14-2012, 08:22 PM
 
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Your 4 year old would not likely enter public Kindergarten until 5 or close to it. "Students attending kindergarten must be 5 years of age on or before August 31." But perhaps you were looking ahead to the future anyway, I wasn't sure.

You might want to think about renting in the 'burbs near your future job rather than the country, might be easier to make friends/enjoy all the family opportunities in the area before picking your longtime home. A country home might feel a bit isolating, and depending on how far out you go, the culture shock could be a bit more. Just a thought.
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Old 04-14-2012, 08:28 PM
 
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About the only thing that is less cost of living wise is Housing (depending on where you came from in CT) and property tax. The rest is on part with living up north. Cost wise. As you can imagine since our taxes are less our schools get less funding that say a high tax state.
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Old 04-23-2012, 04:31 PM
 
Location: Hamden, CT
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I am relocating to that area too with my family...we are from Hamden. We are just waiting for our house to sell and were outta here! It is just wait too expensive to live in CT. Even though we are not fond of CT at all anymore I'm sure it's still going to be an adjustment because some family are still here and friends. But I am so excited to get down there and start a new life!
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Old 04-25-2012, 02:02 PM
 
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As a former New Englander I can say with much confidence you will love it. We too had the desire to move for several years (with 4 kids) ages ranging from 12 to 2 and although both families are from NE, we wouldn't move back. The kids transitioned very easy and we love the relaxed way of life, not to mention the weather If you need any additional advise on schools or area you can pm, I did much research...3 years worth before the move.

Good Luck
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Old 04-26-2012, 02:45 PM
 
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We know it will be a big change but my father moved there over a year ago and loves it. Just want a change. We live in East Haven and are tired of all the crap
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Old 04-26-2012, 02:46 PM
 
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I am relocating to that area too with my family...we are from Hamden. We are just waiting for our house to sell and were outta here! It is just wait too expensive to live in CT. Even though we are not fond of CT at all anymore I'm sure it's still going to be an adjustment because some family are still here and friends. But I am so excited to get down there and start a new life!


Yeah we are from East Haven and hate it here. I grew up in New Haven and moved to Taco town here..lol. But my father moved down there over a year ago and loves it
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Old 04-27-2012, 08:04 AM
 
Location: Hamden, CT
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Yeah we are from East Haven and hate it here. I grew up in New Haven and moved to Taco town here..lol. But my father moved down there over a year ago and loves it
Glad your dad likes it down there! I have a few friends that moved down there and would never move back here. Our house has been for sale for almost 3 YEARS and not one offer. So many realtors discourage buyers from going to Hamden. It's been awful. Plus our house is contemporary and most people want colonial. Were hoping this is the year though!
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