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Old 11-14-2009, 08:43 AM
 
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Here is a little background I'm a college student 21 years old looking to find a neighborhood that can provide me a 1-2 bedroom condo/apartment/townhouse what have you in the range of 700-1200 for the single and 1000-1800 for the double. I do need it to be rather safe too. As well I need somewhere I can easily commute to Trumbull with no hassles. I would prefer not have to drive to work but if I do need a car I can find one I think. I also don't want to live in a part of town where I can't go out and hit the nightlife. I need this neighborhood to have an area I can go to after work and let loose! With all that said, I do hope I can find something by January because that's when my internship starts in Trumbull. I would appreciate any input!

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Old 11-14-2009, 10:25 AM
 
Location: Fairfield, CT
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Black Rock is the closest area to Trumbull. It has a lot of bars and restaurants, so it's probably a good area for you. And it's safe, if you stick to the good part of Black Rock.

I don't see how you're going to commute to Trumbull without a car, though. You should check the GBTA bus routes if you really want to test that, but Trumbull is a very suburban area without much public transport.

All the other places you mentioned are quite a bit further away.
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Old 11-14-2009, 10:30 AM
 
Location: Connecticut
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You should know that Trumbull does not have a lot of mass-transit options. If you want to be near mass-transit, you should start by checking transit that services where you are working and where it goes. I would guess that it is a bus line that originates in downtown Bridgeport. These are operated by the Greater Bridgeport Transit Agency. You could look for a rental there. There are apartments in that area as well as restaurants and bars. But be aware, it is not the nightlife you would find in a large major city like New York.

Another option is to find a place along the busline. The north end of Bridgeport is very nice. Try to stay north of North Avenue and west of Main Street.

Black Rock is also very nice but to get to Trumbull you would need to take one bus downtown and then switch to another. The new bus station makes this easy though.

I would think that living in New Haven Milford or Stamford would be a tough commute without a car. You would need to get to the train station, take a train to Bridgeport and then take a bus to your job in Trumbull. Seems like a lot to get to work on a daily basis when there are easier options. Good luck, Jay
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Old 11-14-2009, 11:33 AM
 
Location: New England
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My wife and I love Milford. But, for night life, there are a few spots in Milford, like SBC and StoneBridge, but you probably would want to hit New Haven or mayb Fairfield/Blackrock. Milford is not too far from Trumbull, but i think you would need a car.

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Here is a little background I'm a college student 21 years old looking to find a neighborhood that can provide me a 1-2 bedroom condo/apartment/townhouse what have you in the range of 700-1200 for the single and 1000-1800 for the double. I do need it to be rather safe too. As well I need somewhere I can easily commute to Trumbull with no hassles. I would prefer not have to drive to work but if I do need a car I can find one I think. I also don't want to live in a part of town where I can't go out and hit the nightlife. I need this neighborhood to have an area I can go to after work and let loose! With all that said, I do hope I can find something by January because that's when my internship starts in Trumbull. I would appreciate any input!

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Old 11-14-2009, 01:51 PM
 
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Is your Trumbull job on a bus route?
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Old 11-14-2009, 02:22 PM
 
Location: Connecticut
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Judging by the OP's name, I would guess they are going to work for Unilever which has a large complex in the Trumbull Corporate Park off Route 8. That complex is accessed by bus connections that run from the Hawley Lane Shopping Center. The OP would have to get a bus to Hawley Lane and then switch to the connector bus. There are a couple of lines that service Hawley Lane including one to Stratfrod, a Trumbull Mall bus and one downtown. Since the OP wants to be within walking distance of nightlife, downtown might still be their best option. Jay
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Old 11-14-2009, 03:08 PM
 
Location: Fairfield, CT
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How do you know all this stuff, Jay? You're a walking encyclopedia of all things Connecticut.
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Old 11-14-2009, 08:00 PM
 
Location: Connecticut
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How do you know all this stuff, Jay? You're a walking encyclopedia of all things Connecticut.
I would like to say that I am a genius but that would not be true. Some of the stuff I know is just things I picked up over the years (like Unilever being in Trumbull). Some are things I learned through my job. Others (like where the bus routes are) come from the internet. I wil take your comment as a commpliment and thank you for it kindly. Jay
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Old 11-15-2009, 05:02 AM
 
Location: Fairfield, CT
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It was meant to be a compliment. I've lived here for 15 years and I don't know a single bus route. Because I work in New York, rather than here, my knowledge of the region is more limited to my town and maybe a little of the surrounding towns. It's good to learn from somebody who knows it better.
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Old 11-15-2009, 06:54 AM
 
Location: Live in NY, work in CT
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Black Rock would be the shortest commute and is probably the cheapest housing of the options you mentioned (there are parts of New Haven that might be cheaper, but those parts aren't too safe). Good luck!
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