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Old 05-12-2012, 08:43 PM
 
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Hey everyone, I have been reading posts on this forum, and I am looking for a little advice. I am starting a job at Wesleyan U. in July so me and my husband are moving to CT very soon. I have started giving up on finding apartments in the Middletown area since they don't seem to get very good reviews. My husband and I are looking to have a family and want to live in a nice area that isn't too far away from Middletown (30 min commute or less). We'd prefer a 2 bedroom house to rent with a price limit of 1500. Any suggestions on areas to look in? AND areas to avoid?

Thanks for all of your help!

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Old 05-12-2012, 09:51 PM
 
Location: Connecticut
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Live in Middletown for a year or so and get a feel for the area and then choose a location that you like best. Middletown has a number of apartments that would suit your needs. The West Lake area has many nice complexes with units in your price range or you could look for a condo to rent. I would be a little leary of the reviews online. Most people who post on those sites have a grudge and are doing so to get back at the management. JMHO, Jay
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Old 05-12-2012, 10:34 PM
 
Location: Florida
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Live in Middletown for a year or so and get a feel for the area and then choose a location that you like best. Middletown has a number of apartments that would suit your needs. The West Lake area has many nice complexes with units in your price range or you could look for a condo to rent. I would be a little leary of the reviews online. Most people who post on those sites have a grudge and are doing so to get back at the management. JMHO, Jay
That is very true. Almost any complex will get negative reviews. Every complex I lived in has been just fine, with various issues here and there. For example, the place I'm at now has a problem with spiders, is a little noisy because of the highway nearby, and the part that pisses me off the most is that it's a shared water pipe system. If I'm taking a shower and my neighbor flushes their toilet or takes a shower simultaneously, the pressure in my shower drops considerably. And, if I flush my own toilet then go to the sink to wash my hands, the water gets DANGEROUSLY hot, even if I set it to lukewarm. Pisses me off.
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Old 05-13-2012, 12:56 AM
 
Location: Coastal Connecticut
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I agree with Jay to rent in Middletown to get a feel of the area. There are a lot of great places to live within 30 minutes and a lot depends on your budget. Madison, Guilford, Branford, Wallingford, Old Saybrook, Essex, Chester, Glastonbury, West Hartford are just a few exceptional communities within that commute. They are all very different and offer different things. Only you can decide which fits you best, and sometimes it takes some exploring and time.
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Old 05-13-2012, 04:32 AM
 
Location: Albuquerque
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I live in Hunter's Crossing and like it alot. Tons of apts in this area. Check it out. It's in the West Lake area just like Jay mentioned.
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