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Old 09-15-2010, 09:50 AM
 
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I recently accepted a job in Norwalk. I also recently graduated from college and I want to live somewhere fun. It seems like SoNo has a good nightlife and is kind of an "it" spot, but there is even more to do in Stamford. At this point I am leaning towards finding a place in Stamford, but I am open to hearing objections. My main question is, how bad is the morning/evening commute from Stamford to Norwalk and vice-versa? Also, what are the good/bad places to live in Stamford? Thanks in advance!!
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Old 09-15-2010, 10:06 AM
 
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Stamford to Norwalk would be a reverse commute, and generally goes smoothly on I-95 and Metro-North. Even if you get snarled in traffic, both are very close to one another. Good places in Stamford for college grads usually is the CBD (very expensive) however the only real neighbourhoods I would avoid are much of the South End (even thought there's plenty of construction now) and I believe the it's called the West Side or End I can't remember.

Best of luck.

~Cheers
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Old 09-15-2010, 10:17 AM
 
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Thanks for your help! What do you mean by the CBD? I've looked at the different neighborhoods, and I'm not sure which one that stands for.
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Old 09-15-2010, 11:54 AM
 
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Some of the apartment Guides call it the Central Business District or Downtown, depending. It's the most urban part of Stamford with the most going on after 5pm, excellent food too which is always a plus.

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Old 09-15-2010, 07:48 PM
 
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Most attractive neighborhoods for young folks are the CBD (downtown) and the Bedford/ Summer corridor leading up to Bull's Head. Are you working in SoNo? Could you take the train? I would be really annoyed with that commute if I had a chance to avoid it.
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Old 09-16-2010, 07:01 AM
 
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I lived in Norwalk and Stamford in my 20s and I would definitely prefer Stamford, however I worked there too so that helps. The commute is not bad, only like 10 miles and it is reverse from Stamford to Norwalk.
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Old 09-20-2010, 02:50 PM
 
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I recently accepted a job in Norwalk. I also recently graduated from college and I want to live somewhere fun. It seems like SoNo has a good nightlife and is kind of an "it" spot, but there is even more to do in Stamford. At this point I am leaning towards finding a place in Stamford, but I am open to hearing objections. My main question is, how bad is the morning/evening commute from Stamford to Norwalk and vice-versa? Also, what are the good/bad places to live in Stamford? Thanks in advance!!
Stamford and Norwalk are seperated by just 5 exits. From what you say, I feel Stamford downtown is the best place for you. Its a happening place with overflowing pubs/restaurants in mainly two streets - Atlantic St & Summer St. Commute between Stamford & Norwalk is also great, you have train station - walkable from Central stamford. Safety is at its peak between train station and End of Bedford St and between Washington Blvd & Elm St. You have tons of ways to goto Norwalk - I-95 which is reverse way so no raffic whatsoever any time, you also have local roads that takes you to Connecticut Ave in Norwalk. I have lived in Stamford for past four years and I enjoyed it. All stores, commute areas, entertainment centers, banks & community centers are accessible/easily walkable from Central Stamford - which has around atleast 10 apartment complexes.
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Old 09-20-2010, 04:36 PM
 
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Safety is at its peak between train station and End of Bedford St and between Washington Blvd & Elm St.
The area between Washington Blvd. and Elm that lies south of South State Street is still not "safe", and should be avoided. Perhaps once Harbor Point is completed the area will be safe, but as of right now, hell no.
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