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Old 06-23-2012, 03:46 AM
 
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Hi all

Just got a great job in Old Lyme, CT - unfortunately there is no way I can afford to LIVE in Old Lyme, as gorgeous as it is I would appreciate some advice on the surrounding areas for relocation purposes - say, no more than 25-30 miles, maxing at $800-$900/month - one person, so a one bedroom or studio is sufficient. It looks like New London offers the best options for my price range, but I don't know much about it - areas to avoid, etc. Prefer a quieter neighborhood, don't need an active nightlife around me.

I drove through Niantic but that appears out of my price range also.

Thanks in advance!
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Old 06-23-2012, 07:19 AM
 
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Click on the attached link and check out these three apartment complexes.

Gull Harbor- nice area in southern New London.

Eagle Point- in northwest New London at the Waterford town line. Also a decent area

Faire Harbour Landings- this is a single, large building of several modern units across from Lawrence and Memorial Hospital. Very well run, landlord runs a tight ship with with good tenants.

All are safe and you can get and a one- two bedroom with heat & hot water in your price range.

Also check on Craigslist ( eastern Ct section). Sometimes you can find a rental in a two family home in Waterford, Clinton, Westbrook, Niantic, etc. I would be very careful about renting in New London. Try to stay in areas at or south of the hospital with the exception of Eagle Point. Much of northern New London is " iffy" and sketchy.


http://www.apartmentguide.com/apartm...ut/New-London/
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Old 06-23-2012, 07:57 AM
 
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Thanks - I had checked out Gull Harbor which doesn't have any availability & will check out the other two. I live about 75 min from my new job right now, which is do-able for a bit but not forever. I have some time to find the right place, as I said, I don't know much about CT or New London.

Any info on the Crocker House? They are on State St in New London - is that the "iffy" area? I don't want to just go with the online reviews
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Old 06-23-2012, 08:17 AM
 
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Terrible area- a combination of mostly commercial uses, with heavy traffic and congestion. This is not a residential area. It's downtown New London . In fact the building is part commercial rents, part apartment rents and part conference/ event space. I don't know, maybe it is something you would like. It's OK during the day but not an appealing place to be wandering around at night.

And there's no parking there. You've got to put your car into a high rise public garage 2 blocks away.
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Old 06-23-2012, 08:25 AM
 
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Ugh - no, not what I'm looking for at all. Thank you - don't want to waste my time. Definitely prefer a more residential area where I can park my car.

Gull Harbor looks to have an availability Aug 1; I'll make an appt with them in addition to checking out the others and keeping an eye on Craigslist. Just knowing I should search "eastern CT" is a big help LOL.
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Old 06-24-2012, 11:11 AM
 
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Any opinions on Bozrah or Norwich? There look to be some options in those areas, thanks.
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Old 06-24-2012, 11:16 AM
 
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Did you try Clinton?
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Old 06-24-2012, 12:00 PM
 
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I haven't seen anything in my price range (yet) in that area -just looking online. Will drive around a bit on Tuesday though when I go for new job orientation.
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Old 06-24-2012, 02:05 PM
 
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Absolutely nothing wrong with Bozrah- except it's got about 2500 people and is the boondocks. Nothing there really. You'd have to leave town to do anything. Anything rental would be in an older type building or home. Hopefully modernized. You could however, come into Old Lyme over RTs 163, 82 & 156 and avoid all highway driving. Very pretty, peaceful drive.

Norwich has good and bad areas, depending on where you are looking. Lots of rents, both in apartments, homes and condos.

If you're willing to go up toward the Norwich/ Bozrah area you might want to take a look at a place in Uncasville , which is a bit closer to Old Lyme than Norwich. Uncasville is a section of the town of Montville. There a apartment complex ( several two story buildings) on Leffingwell Rd. in Uncasville, which is is called I think, Meadows or maybe The Meadows. They must have a website. It's kind of a country road but very, very close to shopping and highways, casino, etc. Nice thing about it is that you can take the highway down to Old Lyme or once again go over Rt 82 to Rt 156 to Old Lyme as an alternate route.

I don' think you're going to find much in Clinton in your price range. Clinton's apartments mostly all went condo many years ago. The couple of small apartment complexes left are not highly desirable. You can find condo rentals but maybe not in your price point.
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Old 06-25-2012, 04:27 PM
 
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Bozrah and that area is gorgeous, but for Connecticut, it's the middle of nowhere. A lot of the corners of Norwich (Taftville, Yantic, Greenville) often have rentals- old mill homes that are now duplexes and triplexes. Some of them aren't the most aesthetically pleasing areas, but they're interesting historically.

I'd recommend Uncasville or the Ledyard/Groton area above New London. Easier to get a place with on-site parking and less sketchy.
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