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Old 03-09-2007, 04:49 AM
 
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Hi

Can I have some views on Naugatuck. I am planning to rent in Naugatuck. Anything idea and inputs about the place is welcome! I love to stay in a more city like atmosphere and not in a quiet area. But I am also concerned about good neighborhoods and crime. I would be glad to have some idea.

Thanks!
Ajooba
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Old 03-10-2007, 02:12 PM
 
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Hi

Can I have some views on Naugatuck. I am planning to rent in Naugatuck. Anything idea and inputs about the place is welcome! I love to stay in a more city like atmosphere and not in a quiet area. But I am also concerned about good neighborhoods and crime. I would be glad to have some idea.

Thanks!
Ajooba
Naugatuck is part of the Valley in southern CT. It's primarily a working-class community with a blue-collar atmosphere. Rents here are fairly cheap for CT, but crime really isn't an issue there. If you want more city-like, check out the Yale area in New Haven (not a lot of crime and very nice, but can be pricey) or Norwalk and Stamford (again, pricey). Danbury isn't bad either.

Good luck.
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Old 04-16-2007, 11:29 PM
 
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^^ Yes... Naugatuck is a working class area. It's an old factory town... lots of old mills and stuff... It was the center or the US rubber industry at one point. There are still a lot of factories in the area, mostly chemical plants as far as I know. It's a little polluted and has a bit of a chemical odor.

People from other parts of CT sometimes consider people from that area to be somewhat trashy due to their distinctive accent ("the southern connecticut drawl") and the blue collar attitude. As far as east-coast working class towns go, naugatuck is fairly nice... crime is present but not out of control, real-estate prices are modest, schools aren't too bad, etc.

Naugatuck is not exactly a bustling city... There isn't a whole lot to do and there are no real cultural amenities to speak of. Commerce/retail is somewhat depressed there, especially in the downtown area.
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Old 04-17-2007, 07:50 AM
 
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People from other parts of CT sometimes consider people from that area to be somewhat trashy due to their distinctive accent ("the southern connecticut drawl")
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The 'drawl' is properly termed the Lower Naugatutian dialect, and scholars concur that it is spoken in its purest form in the vicinity of Ansonia.

To give an example, when an LN-speaker believes you have impugned his intelligence, he will posit the querry: "Geece, whuhyuz tink om STOOPIT er sutton?"
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Old 04-17-2007, 10:47 AM
 
Location: New England
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People from other parts of CT sometimes consider people from that area to be somewhat trashy due to their distinctive accent ("the southern connecticut drawl")
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The 'drawl' is properly termed the Lower Naugatutian dialect, and scholars concur that it is spoken in its purest form in the vicinity of Ansonia.

To give an example, when an LN-speaker believes you have impugned his intelligence, he will posit the querry: "Geece, whuhyuz tink om STOOPIT er sutton?"
LOL As a WTBY native this made me laugh.

I doughn tink der stupit - dey jus sound funny.

"But den she goes 'doughn freget ta stop by da 'packy' in 'naugy' on da way home from the 'kinnygardn' an get some 'cig-rettes'. What she tink I'm stupit or sutton - how 'fustratin'"

Naugy is okay. Much like everyone posted. Blue Collar town with lots of good people. I do disagree with the chemical smell...I think there is a shell of one active plant somewhere on the south side of the city. The rest are gone and the mills are converted or knocked down.
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Old 04-17-2007, 12:08 PM
 
Location: Milford, CT
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I grew up in Naugatuck untill I was 15. I wouldn't recommend it if you are looking for any nightlife or anything. Pretty dead town. But if you only want to basically sleep at night then it might be worth it to you. Also very affordable as well. Depends on what you want.
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