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Old 03-24-2009, 04:23 PM
 
Location: Sarasota, FL
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Now that I have gotten into the MLS system can someone tell me some info about theses areas?

Shelton
Trumbull
Redding
Sherman

how far are these from Stamford? are they nice areas for a suburban family?

and whats the difference between Fairfield and New Fairfield
I once lived in Sherman and commuted to downtown Stamford. Unfotunately, because the back roads are so slow during rush hours, i was forced to cut west over to I-684 in New York State, drive 30 minutes south, then cut back east into Connecticut near the Westchester airport. It took an hour then (back in the early '80s), probably longer now. Sherman is a wonderful, wonderful place but, as others have pointed out, it's more rural than suburban, and is a little isolated.

I'd highly recommend Ridgefield for your consideration. Not sure if it's within your budget, but i'd guess that it has everything you're looking for, and is within a 30 minutes commute to Stamford (or less, depending on where in Ridgefield and where in Stamford). I'd rather live in a small place in Ridgefield than a larger one in Newtown.
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Old 03-24-2009, 04:31 PM
 
Location: Carolina
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Would the closest affordable towns be Milford and Stratford? I'm not sure how good their schools are though.
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Old 03-28-2009, 06:04 AM
 
Location: Connecticut
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Here is information on schools for you to review. Both Milford and Stratford are good. Iusually judge a school district by if it performs above the state average and class size. If you want more detailed information, you will need to do further research. Jay

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Old 06-16-2009, 06:48 PM
 
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Just wanted to give an update to everyone who really helped me out with lots of information on CT

We ended up in southern Ridgefield. For me it had everything I was looking for, especially the park district, things to do, good schools, close to Danbury for the mall and such. Also for my husband being in the southern part he does not have to go through town for his commute to Stamford saving some time. I look forward to offically being a resident in about a month. Thanks again to the memebers of this forum
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