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Old 07-22-2009, 11:57 PM
 
Location: Chicago, IL
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I am a recent college graduate who thankfully got a job offer in this horrible economy and its in Groton, CT. I was wondering if anyone has advice on where to look for an apartment, I would like something thats in a nice area relatively close to work 30-45min away max and with people around my age mid 20s. I have been to CT once and that was for the interview and I didnt have too much time to look around because of time constraints due to catching a flight out after the interview.

If anyone has any advice it would be much appreciated! Thank you.
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Old 07-23-2009, 10:15 AM
 
Location: Connecticut
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There are many nice areas to live in this area but note this is not a big city like Chicago so there will be limited activities that many young people like. that said start looking in Groton itself. It is a middle-class suburban area with a number of apartment complexes. Others here should be able to steer you to the better places to live, Jay
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Old 07-23-2009, 07:55 PM
 
Location: Groton, CT
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I am really excited that you are moving into the area. Like Jay said, this area is nowhere near like Chicago, or the cities that surround it. That being said, there are still plenty of things to do in the area if you are creative even in the slightest bit. I actually moved here from New York City, and have loved it.

Working in Groton with a 35 minute commute time is no problem at all. You can easily find a good close place to live within that time frame. However I will warn you that for some reason, while a 30+ minute commute is no big deal in or around a city, particularly like Chicago or New York, 30 minutes here seems like a fairly long time for some reason. There are lots of options within 20 minutes of anywhere in Groton for renters. If you could possibly give a price range, we could probably give you a more precise guide on what places to look at.
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Old 07-23-2009, 10:32 PM
 
Location: Chicago, IL
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I started looking on rent.com and apartments.com and found a couple places for $850+ I would like to stay under $1000 since I have to worry about loans to pay off and save for a new car but if it was an exceptional place I wouldnt be too against it. I saw La Triumphe and The Ledges online and they looked nice.
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Old 07-24-2009, 06:33 AM
 
Location: Middlesex
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there's a site where different apartment complexes are reviewed or 'rated' called

Apartment Ratings :: The leading source of apartment reviews by renters for renters.

i'd take some of the ratings with a grain of salt though - there's always going to be complainers no matter what - but some of the info could be helpful.
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Old 07-24-2009, 03:32 PM
 
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Talking Avoid Groton itself - stick to Mystic

Avoid Groton itself - stick to Mystic (a suburb of Groton), or Noank, or Stonington. Learn the backroads to avoid Casino trafic.
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Old 07-24-2009, 03:33 PM
 
Location: Groton, CT
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Both The Ledges and La Triumph are quite nice, however they are also consequentially more expensive. The Ledges were advertising a one bedroom for about $1070 and La Triumph was advertising a one bedroom for about $900. If you are interested in a condo there are several new condos in the City of Groton (a small division of the larger town that includes half of the western border of the town). They are Park Place Condos, Northfield Commons, and Bridgewater Estates. I am not sure of the availability of the units at this point, but I do know that they have all been built in the past 5 years or so.

Just a word of warning also, public transit in this area is almost non existant short of a very limited range bus system, and on call taxi companies, so if you don't have a car already, that will probably be up on your list of priorities very quickly.
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Old 08-27-2009, 01:15 PM
 
Location: Groton, CT
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Chi85, were you able to find something that worked out for you? how are things going with your new job?
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