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Old 01-26-2007, 07:32 PM
 
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How far is Bridgeport from Hamden? What is Hamden like? as compared to Bridgeport?
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Old 01-26-2007, 10:37 PM
 
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According to google maps it's about 25 miles between them. I am not familiar with Hamden, but don't move to Bridgeport.

Bridgeport is a large city with larger problems. It has been politically and financially mismanaged and has a lot of crime.

DON'T be fooled by cheaper homes and rentals. Don't pay any attention to people telling you the Black Rock section is dandy, or to get in on Bridgeport gentrifying. Drive by on I95 at night and check out the harsh color of those anti-crime street lights.
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Old 01-27-2007, 10:18 AM
 
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Hi,
Yes, I must agree with Dockside. Bridgeport isn't a good place to live. Crime, drugs, who knows what more?
Consider Norwalk, it's a nice place to live.
Magdalena1
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Old 01-27-2007, 08:06 PM
 
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Norwalk has some very bad sections as well. Hamden is fine as long as you are not on lower Dixwell ave. North Haven,Milford,Orange,Woodbridge,Northford,and Wallingford are all very nice. Bridgeport was the murder capitol of the USA in the early 90's. Better now, but far from great.
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Old 11-28-2011, 10:53 PM
 
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Stop already! this town is comparable, on a small scale, to upper or lower areas of manhattan. sure there are rough spots, but there are walgreens, mcdonalds, dunkin donuts, etc everywhere. people are friendly, downtown has numerous attractions (barnum museum, harbor yard, the polka dot playhouse, to name just a few) downtown is bustling w/all types during the day, & police are holding it down everywhere. The hospitals are renowned, and, yes, there is crime, but we are talking domestic violence, drug related, etc, stuff. you are very safe even though you may not be dazzled in some areas, but even in those areas are "working poor" not deviant criminals. good services, buses, etc
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Old 11-29-2011, 12:12 AM
 
Location: Coastal Connecticut
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Stop already! this town is comparable, on a small scale, to upper or lower areas of manhattan.
OMG.
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Old 11-29-2011, 06:15 AM
 
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whazzup, Stylo?
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Old 11-30-2011, 07:26 AM
 
Location: New London County, CT
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According to google maps it's about 25 miles between them. I am not familiar with Hamden, but don't move to Bridgeport.

Bridgeport is a large city with larger problems. It has been politically and financially mismanaged and has a lot of crime.

DON'T be fooled by cheaper homes and rentals. Don't pay any attention to people telling you the Black Rock section is dandy, or to get in on Bridgeport gentrifying. Drive by on I95 at night and check out the harsh color of those anti-crime street lights.
I lived in Black Rock. No problems there. Low crime area with lots of nice housing.

Ever seen St. Mary's By the Sea? That area is 'dandy'.
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Old 11-30-2011, 07:28 AM
 
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LMAO at telling someone to forget Bridgeport and move to Norwalk. The comparably priced areas in Norwalk are probably worse. Downtown Bridgeport, and Black Rock are fine. As is the North End area.
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Old 12-01-2011, 04:00 PM
 
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Bridgeport has some fine sections.

In general the CW on this site is very anti-urban. Perhaps it is because suburbanites are trying to justify their plummeting real estate values as the entire nation re-urbanizes, and while poverty skyrockets in suburban areas while actually falling in many cities, including those in CT.
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