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Old 02-09-2008, 08:57 AM
 
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I am currently living in England and have done for the last 18 years, am originally from Perth, Western Australia.

This summer I am being re-located to the States with my job.

I will need to be based on the east coast and will be travelling a lot to Georgia, Illinois, Texas, New York City, Florida and within Massachusetts and New Hampshire.

I was in MA last summer on holiday and loved Boston, could definately see myself living there but would love some advice on areas that would be suitable.

I am single, 37 and would enjoy being in an area that is safe and where I can meet new people, have easy access to a gym, airport, train station and good supermarkets.

My company would love me to be in an area that is in closer commutable distance to Manhattan (ie Connecticut) but as I have never been to this state, I have no idea what to expect.

Can anyone please give me some information on CT, RI and good areas around Boston?

Many thanks

Melissa
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Old 02-09-2008, 09:07 AM
 
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I don't know about Connecticut, but Providence, RI, might work for you. An hour's train ride to Boston, a good airport (lots of people use it instead of the Boston airport for its convenience) and a nice downtown renovation, loft condos, river walk, etc. It's a small city, but there's a lot going on.
Good luck in your move!
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Old 02-09-2008, 08:05 PM
 
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There are some very nice areas in CT within commutable distance of Manhattan. You can get specific recommendations in the CT forum. I haven't been over that way in awhile and so don't feel qualified to attempt a good response on that.

Rhode Island is not commutable, unless you're wealthy enough to do Amtrak. It's also got some very ugly and dangerous areas. No offense intended Brightdoglover, but I wouldn't recommend it to anyone relocating from overseas.

Boston is even farther, but again, you can do Amtrak, or if your company is really good to you, there's a commuter air shuttle between Boston and NYC. Boston is extremely expensive but is a wonderful city with lots of things that appeal to visitors from overseas: a youthful culture, fine educational institutions, lots of places to meet others, and world class entertainment coming through on a regular basis: symphony, theater, music and arts of all kinds.
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Old 02-10-2008, 04:35 AM
 
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No offense taken! I was just impressed with visiting Providence- the restaurants, river walk, convention center. It was a bright beautiful Sunday, and it seemed there were a lot of people out and about, walking, running, strollers, dogs. It seemed civilized.
Then again, I went down to West Warwick to adopt a dog and it was very downbeat- the woman at the shelter told me all the down-and-outers from Providence got housing in West Warwick...
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