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Old 10-24-2012, 10:33 AM
 
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Greetings fellow forum members! Trying to decide between Wilton and Ridgefield. I had hopelessly hoped for a 90 minute breezy commute to downtown Manhattan. Having received my reality check, which one is (modestly) better? Commuting from Ridgefield or Wilton? I know Ridgefield commute means traveling to Katonah or Purdys and Wilton means driving into Westport. I don't know anything about the traffic, parking horrors etc. for either of these options. Any insight would be much appreciated. Thanks in advance.
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Old 10-24-2012, 10:42 AM
 
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Southern Wilton to South Norwalk train station is under 20 minutes door to door. The express trains (which most are during commuter hours) are 52-55 minutes. I can make it to my midtown office in 70-75 minutes most days. Financial district will add 20 minutes or so, but even my Ridgefield friends would agree that Wilton is an easier NYC commute.
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Old 10-24-2012, 10:47 AM
 
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Wilton, but living in western Ridgefield within a short trip to Katonah is pretty darn close.
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Old 10-24-2012, 10:55 AM
 
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Wilton is probably easier by 5-10 minutes each way. It's a little pricier than Ridgefield I believe.
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Old 10-24-2012, 10:59 AM
 
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Stylo is right, but the train from Katonah is ten minutes longer and parking is much more problematic. South Norwalk has multiple outdoor lots and a sizable garage. There are also more trains on the NH line compared to the Harlem line. A comparable home is about 100-125k more in Wilton.
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Old 10-24-2012, 11:27 AM
 
Location: Coastal Connecticut
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Yes Wilton is more expensive due to its location.
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Old 10-24-2012, 01:58 PM
 
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Thanks everyone. My family is leaning more towards Wilton as well and your insight is definitely helpful in weighing our options.
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Old 10-24-2012, 02:04 PM
 
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It's much better to live in CT and commute than it is to find a reasonably-priced place in Manhattan itself.
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Old 10-24-2012, 07:35 PM
 
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thats a hell of a drive, why not take the Metro North from Danbury, cheaper and less stress on you
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Old 10-24-2012, 10:28 PM
 
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thats a hell of a drive, why not take the Metro North from Danbury, cheaper and less stress on you
Uh, what?
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