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Old 09-09-2006, 08:32 PM
 
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Hello Everyone,

I'm new to the forum and I have a few questions about possibly relocating to CT from NY.

I currently live in Manhattan and I'm looking to escape. I've visited the New London/Groton/Mystic area and absolutely loved it. Can anyone tell me the pros and cons of living in this area?

Also, while I would like to live in the aforementioned area, I am applying to a school in the Danbury area and I would like to know how long the commute would be between Groton and Danbury, and if it's do-able...Meaning, will the traffic be tortous? If so, can someone tell me about Danbury and any nearby towns?

I currently drive in the City and I have driven 1.5 hours to school in the past. I just want to know what I'm in for.

Thanks in advance for any and all answers.
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Old 09-09-2006, 09:24 PM
 
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Danbury is long way away from Groton. I don't think you can live in New London area if you apply school in Danbury.

Sorry I don't know much about Danbury. I was thinking to move to New London County for a new job. I am living in New Jersey right now and I don't think it is a good place to raise a family. I have two little one, 3 years old and 10 month old. For me, New Jersey is too close to New York city and too populated. My transpotation time is 3 hours per day. I hate this. I would rather stay with my kids for a longer time. Both my husband and I love to move to a place less density of population. I did some research of New London County where our job will be. I think it is a millitary area especially in New London city and Groton. I was thinking East Lyme maybe a good place to live. First, there are affordable houses $250K-$300K; Second, its school system is good (not as great as Old Lyme, where is more expensive to live). But I am not sure about my research. Can anyone suggest a good place to live, the factors including safety, good elementary school, affordable house, percentage of highly educated people, etc.

I wrote too much at this late night. Thanks for your review.
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Old 09-10-2006, 04:43 AM
 
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Firstly to vitalove, I would second the idea that commuting from Danbury to New London would be brutal- since it would mostly all be in I 95- do not decide on this arrangement.

And Bingo- look into Stonington just to the east of Groton New London, also Gales Ferry, on the Thames north of Groton. Mystic is very pleasant as well. A little further away, and still and easy/quick commute is the delightful town of East Haddam located on the lower Connecticut river with excellent schools.
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Old 09-10-2006, 02:10 PM
 
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Thank you Dragondog for the suggestion. I'll check out these cities.
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Old 09-10-2006, 06:49 PM
 
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Thanks Bingo and Dragon for your input. I've checked out homes in Danbury and it seems like there's a good selection.
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