Originally Posted by cristina47454
We are looking in the towns that I know have strong school systems. We lived in CT for several years bfr moving to MA, so I have some familiarity with Hartford County and was basing our search on what I know. ALso looking in towns that were rated in CT Magazine as having good schools. He works in Middletown, which seems to have mostly apts to rent, and from what I hear (from people that live - and even teach -there) the schools are less than desirable. Can you give me some direction? PM me if you'd be more comfortable!
Again, I'm basing my numbers on Craigslist, which someone pointed out was not always a reliable indicator. Is there a better way to find house rentals? I would much prefer a house, as we have 3 small kids and a small dog...and will most likely stay for a couple years until we can be in a situation to be able to buy. We do have a lead on a two family, but that is far from my ideal...
Sorry I didn't see this earlier, I wasnt' getting notifications for some reason. I'm in Hartford county, but we do private school (as we don't have a strong system here) though the surrounding towns do. Middletown is maybe 25 minutes from me, but Newington may be an option? Good schools, low COL (for CT), good town, very centrally located etc. I've looked at a few great houses for around 200k, and while that doesn't help a ton it does show there's good value there. I'll have to think about things that are less expensive with good schools and closer to Middletown, it's not an area of the state I'm in often....but earthmama369 and clovergirl are both around there and may know better. I also have an MDC friend who's a realtor and could hook you up with some rental action. If you want to go that route let me know and I'll get you contact info. Perhaps if you post in FYT you'll get some nutmeg ladies to weigh in.