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Old 01-23-2008, 11:39 PM
 
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A job?

I've got 2 terrific kids as a single mom, a small income of social security that would follow along but, no job or housing linned up sound crazy?, I'm originally from CA, left there 7 yrs ago to move, sight unseen (other than internet research for 1+ yrs) to a State so off the maps! people told me I was crazy, perhaps I was... well, daring, to say the least. I bought a my first home here, 5 yrs ago and the market/ecomomy being what it is, don't think I'd ever be able to buy in CT but thats okay because to me, a home is what you make of it!.

So, what do you think?

P.S. please remember alot of people, famous even, 'made it' in NY, CA... as the saying's go
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Old 01-24-2008, 03:24 AM
 
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How much do you have available to pay for rent here? How many bedrooms do you need etc?
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Old 01-24-2008, 06:18 AM
 
Location: Connecticut
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A job?

I've got 2 terrific kids as a single mom, a small income of social security that would follow along but, no job or housing linned up sound crazy?, I'm originally from CA, left there 7 yrs ago to move, sight unseen (other than internet research for 1+ yrs) to a State so off the maps! people told me I was crazy, perhaps I was... well, daring, to say the least. I bought a my first home here, 5 yrs ago and the market/ecomomy being what it is, don't think I'd ever be able to buy in CT but thats okay because to me, a home is what you make of it!.

So, what do you think?

P.S. please remember alot of people, famous even, 'made it' in NY, CA... as the saying's go
I am in a very similar situation. Except I live in Florida. I have a good job here, own a home, married with 2 little girls. My wife is on SSI, so we would have that if we moved. I know CT has the HUSKY program for health insurance, but the question is where to live for cheap rents, safe area, with decent schools, and still be close to job opportunity.

I was thinking of areas like Terryville, Plymouth, Oakville, Thomaston (Commute to Waterbury, Southington, Torrington, New Britain areas), Shelton, Derby, Ansonia (Commute to New Haven, Danbury, Waterbury areas). Looking for anything 2+ Bedroom for no more than $1000.00/month until I can get on my feet.
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Old 01-24-2008, 06:26 AM
 
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commuting to waterbury, new britian or southington would work..but trust me when i say torrington has nothing for jobs. Finding a two bedroom for less then 1000 is definitly do-able but depending on your standards the apartment may seem subpar to you. Yes, we do have husky to cover uninsured children only.
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Old 01-24-2008, 06:59 AM
 
Location: Connecticut
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commuting to waterbury, new britian or southington would work..but trust me when i say torrington has nothing for jobs. Finding a two bedroom for less then 1000 is definitly do-able but depending on your standards the apartment may seem subpar to you. Yes, we do have husky to cover uninsured children only.
For a family of 4, if you make under $38,000\year (Which we would in the begining), both parents and as well as children can receive benefits.

HUSKY - Qualify (http://www.huskyhealth.com/qualify.htm - broken link)

As far as standards, the physical appearance of where we live is not as important as who will surround us. My wife was raied in Oakville and all her family is there. This is why Oakville, Terryville, and Plymouth would be our first choice. Believe me, coming from living in Central Florida for the last 5 years, Litchfield County will be a breath of fresh air. Even if i'm living in a trailer up there.
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Old 01-24-2008, 07:07 AM
 
Location: Connecticut
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You might consider the Middletown area. It is centrally located with easy access to Hartford, New Haven, Waterbury and even Fairfield County. The schools are decent and there are nice 2 bedroom apartments for under $1000 per month. JMHO Jay
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Old 01-24-2008, 07:30 AM
 
Location: Connecticut
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You might consider the Middletown area. It is centrally located with easy access to Hartford, New Haven, Waterbury and even Fairfield County. The schools are decent and there are nice 2 bedroom apartments for under $1000 per month. JMHO Jay
Jay,

This is worth checking out. Are these managed apartments? Is there any info on the web?
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Old 01-24-2008, 07:38 AM
 
Location: Connecticut
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There are managed apartment complexes as well as individual units in smaller places. Check Realtor.com for listings of the larger complexes, but they will be pricier than finding a place on your own. Also check craigslist.com. Jay
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Old 01-24-2008, 02:14 PM
 
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Hi Mark!,

Yes, I am on SSI and SSDI as well. I know my kids would qualify for Husky and since i'm also on Medicare I would qualify for medicaid as well.

I agree with you on your statement of where you would want to live and the 'who' part of it being the most important. my kids are a son, turning 14 in May, he excels at everything academicaly, is an AVID Basketball player, loves culture and desires already to be looking into Collage's... my daughter turns 10 this saturday XOXO! and she LOVES animals, art, dancing, acting, reading.
both my children are so well adjusted and want very much to move out of this far off state we live in.

I would be willing to make ends meet, it certainly would not be the first time i've paid 80% of my income towards rent, we make do, I love freecycle, donating my time, volunteering... I don't let a physical disabilty stop me.

Feel free to message me and perhaps we could encourage each other on our pursuits eh?

Oh, I do know that medical facilities are prime on the EC, my main need is in prosthetic's so, if anyone knows of good places.... lmk.

Jay, I appreciate your ALWAYS kind attitude of helpfulness it say's alot about CT

S.
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Old 01-26-2008, 07:45 PM
 
Location: NJ
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Ct has amongst the nations' WORST job growth. Never do this.
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