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!