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Old 07-08-2010, 07:50 PM
 
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Here we are finally....I think that wouldn't be smart to say the street name but it seems that we did find THE house in Fairfield,it seems to be walkable area,close to the town center,good schools-osborn el. ...it's off N Benson rd,wakemans rd and the area...any flooding in the area ever? I do know it's close to the highway but you just cant have everything...
Is it the safe area of the town? since we dont know anybody in Ct,let alone the town of Fairfield any reply/advice is appreciated !
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Old 07-08-2010, 08:16 PM
 
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I live in Milford, but my wife lived there, and her mother still does. Its a great town. N Benson is near Fairfield University, right? Great area. I haven't heard of any flooding. Its pretty safe in Fairfield, probably have more trouble with rowdy college kids than anything else.

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Here we are finally....I think that wouldn't be smart to say the street name but it seems that we did find THE house in Fairfield,it seems to be walkable area,close to the town center,good schools-osborn el. ...it's off N Benson rd,wakemans rd and the area...any flooding in the area ever? I do know it's close to the highway but you just cant have everything...
Is it the safe area of the town? since we dont know anybody in Ct,let alone the town of Fairfield any reply/advice is appreciated !
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Old 07-08-2010, 08:36 PM
 
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Here we are finally....I think that wouldn't be smart to say the street name but it seems that we did find THE house in Fairfield,it seems to be walkable area,close to the town center,good schools-osborn el. ...it's off N Benson rd,wakemans rd and the area...any flooding in the area ever? I do know it's close to the highway but you just cant have everything...
Is it the safe area of the town? since we dont know anybody in Ct,let alone the town of Fairfield any reply/advice is appreciated !
Been in Fairfield for 3 years and have not heard about flooding in that area however, I understand there is a flood map and you should check it. But is is a very nice area, houses have maintained a decent value there and is close to Fairfield Center. Fairfield is a safe town in general and that area is among the safest.
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Old 07-09-2010, 08:08 AM
 
Location: Tennessee
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I have a friend who lived in the exact area where you are moving (side street off of North Benson a few blocks down from Fairfield U.) and she never mentioned any flooding problems. She said her neighborhood is extremely quiet and that there are very few kids on her block; I would assume the area is incredibly safe just like the other residential parts of town. You won't have to worry about rowdiness of Fairfield U. students because they either live in the dorms/townhouses on campus or in rental homes near the beach.
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Old 07-09-2010, 11:30 AM
 
Location: Connecticut
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That is a nice neighborhood. No issues I know of there. The only flooding problem could be if your property backs up to one of the small brooks in the area. You can then expect some flooding during unusually bad whether. If this is a concern, you might want to contact the town engineer's office to get more information. Jay
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Old 07-09-2010, 09:46 PM
 
Location: Fairfield, CT
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Here we are finally....I think that wouldn't be smart to say the street name but it seems that we did find THE house in Fairfield,it seems to be walkable area,close to the town center,good schools-osborn el. ...it's off N Benson rd,wakemans rd and the area...any flooding in the area ever? I do know it's close to the highway but you just cant have everything...
Is it the safe area of the town? since we dont know anybody in Ct,let alone the town of Fairfield any reply/advice is appreciated !
That's a great area. No area is completely safe, but I surely wouldn't worry about safety there.

You have to assume that some basement flooding is possible anywhere in Fairfield. I live near one of the highest points in town, and my basement floods if it really rains a lot. I have sump pumps to keep it dry, so the only problem is when they fail.

Does the house have sump pumps? If so, you know they were put there for a reason. The only area I would truly worry about flooding is the beach area. Down there, there's the possibility of actual street flooding and evacuation every so often. But in the area you're talking about, I don't think that's a concern. Your biggest worry is maybe a little water in the basement when it really rains heavily. You can mitigate that if you really want to, with a French drain or something like that.
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Old 07-09-2010, 09:56 PM
 
Location: The brown house on the cul de sac
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If it is a flood prone area or a flood plain, your mortgage company would require flood insurance.
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Old 07-10-2010, 04:02 AM
 
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If it is a flood prone area or a flood plain, your mortgage company would require flood insurance.
I believe you can call your insurance company, and they will tell you if the house is in a flood zone & how much your flood insurance will be.
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