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Moving to CT

Bronx, New York
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Moving to CT

Hi Everyone! I'm planning to move to CT from NYC next Spring. Have been researching for some time now trying to narrow down to specific areas. My next step is to actually spend more time out there and get a feel of the areas. I wanted to pose the question though, since these forums have helped me in this search. I am a single parent (10 year old son) and would like to live relatively close to the city as all my family friends still will be here in NYC. Whats most important to me is safety, DIVERSITY, education for my son and budget (typically wouldn't want to spend more than $1200 on a 2 bedroom apt). I really like Stamford (pricey as far as my search goes,but love it), New Haven, Stratford and Milford...If anyone has any advice I would greatly appreciate it. This is extra important to me because i would like to rent and then plan to buy within the next year or two!

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1. Re: Moving to CT

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Stamford...
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2. Re: Moving to CT

Anywhere in Fairfield county is going to be on the pricey side but good rentals can be found. We have lived in Stamford, my wife her entire life, and myself most of it. Kid both grew up in the city here and went thru the public school system. Both came out just fine and are doing well for themselves. Travel to NY is easy. Glenbrook area is nice. Area has much to offer. No place in the world is perfect but we have been happy here.

CT, USA
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3. Re: Moving to CT

Norwalk is undergoing a building boom in apartments. Prices should be competitive now. I think $1200 can be doable.

Connecticut
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4. Re: Moving to CT

None of the new apartments in Norwalk are in the $1200 category. For example a 1 bedroom at the Waypointe, 1 of the newer building will cost about $2500 a month. I rented a 2 bedroom in East Norwalk over 20 years ago and it was $1100 a month.

Westport...
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56 reviews
5. Re: Moving to CT

When I moved back to CT 9 years ago everyone told me “you have to live in Stamford for diversity”. I don’t find that to be true but since that’s your strongest point for the move, you might take that into consideration. I think your rental price expectations are very low, but you never know what you can find

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