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Old 01-16-2008, 11:20 AM
 
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I am relocating to the hartford area in June and I am interested in putting my girls in Mercy High School. I need to know what areas would be good places to live that would be equidistant to Middletown and east Hartford?
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Old 01-16-2008, 11:28 AM
 
Location: Tolland County- Northeastern CT
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Rocky Hill would be about perfect.
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Old 01-16-2008, 11:28 AM
 
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I am relocating to the hartford area in June and I am interested in putting my girls in Mercy High School. I need to know what areas would be good places to live that would be equidistant to Middletown and east Hartford?
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Check out southern Glastonbury, Cromwell, Rocky Hill or Portland. If you did end up in Glastonbury, you wouldn't need to send your kids to private school. Glastonbury schools are top notch.
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Old 01-16-2008, 11:45 AM
 
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col.ga - I just answered your question on the Catholic Schools thread. Here is what I said:

Xavier and Mercy are located in the south end of Middletown whcih means getting there can be difficult from the north. The main road to get there would be Route 9 which is an expressway except for a small stretch through Middletown's downtown where there are several traffic lights. During peak hours getting through these signals can be difficult.

That said, I would recommend living in Cromwell, Rocky Hill or Wethersfield. These are nice suburban communities with a lot to offer and they are convenient to East Hartford as well. There may even be buses offered to Xavier and Mercy from these towns. Hope this helps, Jay


All of these towns have good schools and there is no need to send your kids to private schools. Of course if it is your preferance to send them to a Catholic school for religious reasons, these would be a good choice. Jay
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Old 01-16-2008, 11:51 AM
 
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Out of the public school systems of Avon, Farmington, simsbury, and glastonbury, which would you say are the best
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Old 01-16-2008, 11:55 AM
 
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Out of the public school systems of Avon, Farmington, simsbury, and glastonbury, which would you say are the best
They are all excellent, but Glastonbury would be more convenient for you if you need to be near East Hartford. Home prices in Glastonbury will be a bit less than Avon and Simsbury, but all four towns are about on par with each other.
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Old 01-16-2008, 12:23 PM
 
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Actually I have found that comparably sized homes in Simsbury are slightly less than Glastonbury.

All three towns offer excellent schools. They significantly exceed the state averages on the Connecticut Mastery and Connecticut Academic Performance Tests and have reasonable class sizes (approximately 20 students per class). Glastonbury would be much more convenient to East Hartford than Avon or Simsbury. Avon and Simsbury are located in the Farmington River Valley northwest of Hartford and are not easily convenient to major highways. You woul dhave to travel through West Hartford or Farmington to get to I-84 and through downtown Hartford to get to East Hartford. During rush hour, this trip can be difficult and I would not recommend it.

East Hartford is located to the east of Hartford (as its name implies) and Glastonbury is located directly south of it. Many people that work in East Hartford (Pratt & Whitney employees) live in Glastonbury. It has a wide range of housing options and most major shopping needs. There are many wonderful restaurants and a lot of family related activities. It is a great town. JMHO Jay
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Old 01-16-2008, 12:26 PM
 
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Why not east catholic if you are planning to live in the area?
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Old 01-16-2008, 12:31 PM
 
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Scrib is correct. If you are interested in a Catholic high school and want/need to live east of the Connecticut River, East Catholic High School is very good. I know several people that send their kids there and they are pleased. I also know another though that has found it to provide no better of an education than Glastonbury High School. They sent their child there for two years and then switched to GHS and found the education to be the same at GHS, if not better. Jay
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Old 01-16-2008, 12:50 PM
 
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I didn't know about east catholic
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