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Old 12-27-2009, 09:59 PM
 
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Looking for an area right off route 95 and as close to nyc as possibe. Is New Haven a good place to start? It must be affordable, shopping areas all about and if possible transportation. The area must have sidewalks too...

I'm going out there next week and don't want to waste anytime looking at places that won't suit me.
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Old 12-28-2009, 08:06 AM
 
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According to me New Haven is a best place to live as, you will find lot of good apartments to buy and for the rental too as, this will somewhere help you to get some good apartments at very reasonable rates.

According to me the area is good and also the people living there are getting all the best facilities and the friendly environment.


I think you should get some nice flat from here as, it will affordable for you and at the same time quite beneficial.

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Old 12-28-2009, 08:23 AM
 
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You need to define close and affordable. New Haven is about 80 miles from New York, so if you consider that close, it would be fine. In comparision to parts of New York, it is affordable. There are many nice neighborhoods to consider including East Rock, Westville and downtown. It is a large city so you should expect to find typical urban issues. There are other towns and cities that are closer that may be good as well though. More information would help. Jay
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Old 12-28-2009, 05:39 PM
 
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45mins away from NYC is good enough to transport from work which is in Nassau, LI. How far is east rock and Westville? Should I check them out when I visit? What other towns and cities are closer and affordable? I may have to rent before buying... $1000.00 monthly for an apt. is decent. If I can get it cheaper, that’s ok too. I won’t worry about the house until I plant myself in the area. The location of the house doesn't have to be 100% urban…just as long it is clean, quiet and near I-95. Thanks Jay

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Old 12-28-2009, 07:44 PM
 
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45mins away from NYC is good enough to transport from work which is in Nassau, LI. How far is east rock and Westville? Should I check them out when I visit? What other towns and cities are closer and affordable? I may have to rent before buying... $1000.00 monthly for an apt. is decent. If I can get it cheaper, that’s ok too. I won’t worry about the house until I plant myself in the area. The location of the house doesn't have to be 100% urban…just as long it is clean, quiet and near I-95. Thanks Jay
You may want to post on the NJ boards. It doesn't sound like CT is going to work for you.
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Old 12-28-2009, 08:05 PM
 
Location: New London County, CT
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I can't think of any place within CT that is 45 minutes from NYC and truly affordable.

You'd be pretty much limited to Stamford and Greenwich-- which is a stretch for a 45 minute trip in to the city-- and you're not really going to find decent housing for $1000 a month. If you are alone it might work as you might find a one bedroom in that price range.

I agree New Jersey might be better for you.
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Old 12-28-2009, 09:50 PM
 
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$1,300 with everything included isn’t bad especially when u compare it to where I live…. I do realize the closer I am to NYC the more rent, right? The commute can be more than 45 mins but less than 1hr ½. NJ? Most of my travels are going up north, CT is right in the middle which is why I decided to buy my house in CT. NJ is going in the opposite direction.. From reading, Stratford is diverse not to sure about Greenwich but I’ll put it on the list with Danbury, Easton, East Rock and Westville…
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Old 12-28-2009, 09:55 PM
 
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$1,300 with everything included isn’t bad especially when u compare it to where I live…. I do realize the closer I am to NYC the more rent, right? The commute can be more than 45 mins but less than 1hr ½. NJ? Most of my travels are going up north, CT is right in the middle which is why I decided to buy my house in CT. NJ is going in the opposite direction.. From reading, Stratford is diverse not to sure about Greenwich but I’ll put it on the list with Danbury, Easton, East Rock and Westville…
You can probably find a small rental in Greenwich for 1300. Anything past Norwalk will be a trek into the city each day IMO. I'd suggest starting your search there.
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Old 12-28-2009, 10:02 PM
 
Location: Live in NY, work in CT
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$1,300 with everything included isn’t bad especially when u compare it to where I live…. I do realize the closer I am to NYC the more rent, right? The commute can be more than 45 mins but less than 1hr ½. NJ? Most of my travels are going up north, CT is right in the middle which is why I decided to buy my house in CT. NJ is going in the opposite direction.. From reading, Stratford is diverse not to sure about Greenwich but I’ll put it on the list with Danbury, Easton, East Rock and Westville…
If you're willing to consider Danbury you might want to look at Putnam County, NY which is about the same distance to NYC as Danbury. It started to get expensive during the housing boom but is getting back to relatively cheap prices. Your taxes may be higher though.
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Old 12-30-2009, 09:40 PM
 
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new haven is the bomb. lots of people commute to nyc. u can walk to great clubs and places to eat. lots of cool people there and u wont go broke.
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