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Old 02-03-2007, 12:34 AM
 
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If anyone can tell me anything about milford or Fairfield, that would be helpful. I have been looking at a couple of apartments online, but I'm not sure if they are in safe areas or not. Also, if anyone knows of decent apartments to check out, that would be helpful as well.
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Old 02-03-2007, 08:35 AM
 
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I grew up in Milford. The woodmont area is nice, areas closer to the border of Orange are a littler nicer than the Devon area. The center of town is great as well. Good Luck.
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Old 02-05-2007, 08:52 AM
 
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I also grew up in Milford and agree with the above, although there really are no "bad" areas of Milford. I can't think of any area where I would feel unsafe. I saw in your other thread you were looking at no more than 1-1/2 hour commute to NYC. Keep in mind that Milford to NYC on Metro North is 90 minutes and that only puts you in Grand Central, not door to door. It could be a much longer commute depending on where in the city the office is located.
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Old 02-06-2007, 11:17 AM
 
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Thanks for your replies. Milford seems to be the best place so far. My husband said that the commute would be fine, at least for starting out. I have been looking at apartments online and it seems like there aren't too many to choose from. Are there any websites you would recommend? Also, we are going to visit my parents in NY in June, so we are going to make a stop in CT. Are there any places you would recommend going to? Especially around the milford area. Thanks again for your replies.
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Old 02-06-2007, 11:23 AM
 
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There aren't a ton of apartment buildings in Milford. There are some, mostly scattered about town (not all in one area), and most are not huge complexes by any means. There are lots of condo complexes around if that appeals to you. The majority of Milford is comprised of single family homes.

I have never rented through a realtor, but being from out of state you may want to hook up with one who works in Milford. They can probably give you a better idea of what is out there regarding rentals.
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Old 02-06-2007, 08:46 PM
 
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There aren't a ton of apartment buildings in Milford. There are some, mostly scattered about town (not all in one area), and most are not huge complexes by any means. There are lots of condo complexes around if that appeals to you. The majority of Milford is comprised of single family homes.

I have never rented through a realtor, but being from out of state you may want to hook up with one who works in Milford. They can probably give you a better idea of what is out there regarding rentals.
There's an Avalon complex off of Woodmont Rd just north of I-95 that might be worth checking out.
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Old 02-07-2007, 10:06 AM
 
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For those that grew up in Milford, how severe is the risk of flooding living right next to or near the Housatonic River? Is flood insurance mandatory?
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Old 02-07-2007, 10:12 AM
 
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I grew up in a house just about on the Housatonic. Flood insurance is mandatory for some homes not others. For example, my parents didn't have to pay it but their next door neighbor did.

If you have a certain house in mind you can always look at the FEMA Flood Zone maps (available online) or call the City of Milford Engineering Dept. and they will tell you if an address is in a flood zone or not.
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Old 02-08-2007, 08:20 AM
 
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Default I live in Milford...*m

and am currently renting an apt, but are in the market for a house. Hoping to be out of here when our lease ends May 31st. I believe there are a couple of vacant units right now.

Anyway, for apt living, it's not bad here and I am pretty picky! We are located close to the center of town, about half mile from the train station.

I live in a 2 bedroom, 1 bath. It costs $1325 a month. All the units are 2 beds but some have 2 baths, I believe that's an extra $100 a month. The name of the place is called 670-680 Milford. You can probably google it for more info or post here if you have any more questions.
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Old 02-09-2007, 01:10 PM
 
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Milford is a great town. I have lived here the past 15 years and never have locked my door. We are moving to escape the weather. There is tons of good restaurants and shopping. The schools are good as well. We live in the Meadowside area close to the green and railroad station.
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