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Old 01-13-2014, 06:32 AM
 
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My husband has friends and relatives in the Durham/Middletown area. In fact his uncle was a principle at schools in both towns. They love it up there. I do to. I live in Trumbull (right near Fairfield) and it only takes about 1 hour and 15 minutes. Once a week would not be bad at all to make that trip.
There is no way it takes 1 hr 15 min from Trumbull to Durham. I live near Trumbull and when I went to the Durham Fair it took 40 minutes at the MOST. It's only like 35 miles.
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Old 01-13-2014, 07:27 AM
 
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There is no way it takes 1 hr 15 min from Trumbull to Durham. I live near Trumbull and when I went to the Durham Fair it took 40 minutes at the MOST. It's only like 35 miles.
Yeah, no way. It's 42 minutes:

https://goo.gl/maps/Zg6p8
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Old 01-13-2014, 07:56 AM
 
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Yeah, no way. It's 42 minutes:

https://goo.gl/maps/Zg6p8
Coming from Trumbull, you can bypass Bridgeport traffic. Can't do that from Fairfield. Also, the house I mentioned above (300 Stage Coach) is on the far side of Durham, meaning you'd have to take about 10 miles of stop & go back roads to get over to 91 or 15. With morning traffic, you're talking at least 20-30 minutes to get to 91, then you'd also have to go through New Haven and then Bridgeport. I have a good friend in Northford, which you'd have to go through, and I know it's not an easy drive in the mornings.
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Old 01-13-2014, 08:12 AM
 
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There is no way it takes 1 hr 15 min from Trumbull to Durham. I live near Trumbull and when I went to the Durham Fair it took 40 minutes at the MOST. It's only like 35 miles.
I am probably thinking of going to Middletown past Wesleyan University then. But if you only did the trip once and on the weekend and not in the rush hour traffic you might not be getting an accurate time. I would think depending on where the house is in those communites you should figure on at least an hour to be safe. I never speed either. I only go 55 mph to 60 mph at most and always the speed limits on the back roads leading into the towns also.

Where do you live near Trumbull? If you live east of Trumbull closer to the Durham/Middletown area that could take 15 minutes off your trip. I have a friend in Shelton and it takes me 10-15 minutes to get to her house. One town closer could make the difference in the time you are stating.

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Old 01-13-2014, 08:49 AM
 
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Yeah, no way. It's 42 minutes:

https://goo.gl/maps/Zg6p8
It takes me 10 minutes on most days to get to that the entrance on that map in the link with the traffic in Trumbull. I live in upper Long Hill. The traffic is getting so bad in Trumbull during the rush hour now sometimes it takes me 10 minutes just to get onto Main Street lol.
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Old 01-13-2014, 02:15 PM
 
Location: Coastal Connecticut
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Coming from Trumbull, you can bypass Bridgeport traffic. Can't do that from Fairfield. Also, the house I mentioned above (300 Stage Coach) is on the far side of Durham, meaning you'd have to take about 10 miles of stop & go back roads to get over to 91 or 15. With morning traffic, you're talking at least 20-30 minutes to get to 91, then you'd also have to go through New Haven and then Bridgeport. I have a good friend in Northford, which you'd have to go through, and I know it's not an easy drive in the mornings.
You don't have to go through New Haven. You can hop right on 15, and getting to Fairfield via 15 is easy. It's really an easy commute, and only once a week? So easy.

I don't see how Washington/Roxbury is any easier... you'd have to go down 25, which is maddening at commute times.
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Old 01-13-2014, 02:20 PM
 
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I don't see any reason to go 91/95 from Durham to Fairfield...and it's actually the exact same mileage to go 68 to 15.
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Old 01-14-2014, 04:49 PM
 
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Point about farm land is there is getting to be less and less of it as farms are turned into residential lots. Lots and lots of folks want only "new construction".
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Old 01-15-2014, 06:41 AM
 
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Point about farm land is there is getting to be less and less of it as farms are turned into residential lots. Lots and lots of folks want only "new construction".
Well, if you have the opportunity to take a 5+ acre lot and subdivide it into 5 homes on one acre lots, or 10 homes on half-acre lots, many people would jump at the opportunity. Just about any land that is commutable to Fairfield County is going to have a decent value to it just for that reason.
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Old 01-15-2014, 07:46 AM
 
Location: Coastal Connecticut
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Well, if you have the opportunity to take a 5+ acre lot and subdivide it into 5 homes on one acre lots, or 10 homes on half-acre lots, many people would jump at the opportunity. Just about any land that is commutable to Fairfield County is going to have a decent value to it just for that reason.
There are a few rural towns left that won't allow the subdividing. At least until their zoning laws change.
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