I'm relocating to CT, what town would give the best commute to both Hartford AND East Hartford?

Asked by Britt Leach, Hartford, CT Sun Dec 28, 2008

My husband and I will be moving to CT and are looking for somewhere with a shorter commute to Hartford, but we definitely want the suburb feel rather than the city. He will be at Pratt & Whitney in East Hartford, while I will be working at PwC on Asylum St in the middle of downtown Hartford. What would be the BEST place to look taking into consideration both of our commutes?

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Likesrealest…, , New England, ND
Wed Sep 14, 2011
I wouldn't advise moving to East Hartford. It's a very highly taxed town, and one where lots of safety issues endanger people's lives & their safety. East Hartford is not much of a "suburb" town anymore. It's got lots of traffic, very noisy, and the property values have dropped dramatically in recent years, though the property taxes have climbed about 10% or more in just a few years.
I would advise Glastonbury, or Manchester, near the Glastonbury line. Also Glastonbury is very very close to Pratt & Whitney Aircraft.
Portland, or Rocky Hill or Newington, is not that far off either. You just have to cross the bridge.
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Rose Canha, Agent, Enfield, CT
Thu Jul 9, 2009
Britt -
Hi my name is Rose Canha and I am a licensed Realtor in CT & MA. I am with Trend 2000 Real Estate. We have 3 offices, one in Enfield,Suffield & Bristol.
The best thing for you and your husband to do is sit down with the Realtor you choose, and discuss your needs and wants. Your Realtor should be able to guide you to various neighborhoods in close proximity to Hartford & E Hartford. For instance drive thru different towns and get a "feel" for them.
Visit our website at Trend2000.com or call me at 860-716-0160
Web Reference:  http://www.trend2000.com
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Jeanne Allard, Agent, South Windsor, CT
Mon Dec 29, 2008
There are a number of towns in the Greater Hartford area that offer relatively easy commutes to both your places of employment. I work with many Pratt families coming to or leaving Connecticut and would be happy to send you a relocation packet consisting of maps, school reports, town information, etc. Please let me know if this would be of value.
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Vernieke Ro…, , South Windsor, CT
Sun Dec 28, 2008
Hi Britt,
Welcome to CT.You can choose from any one of the towns that surrounds Hartford. It all depends on what you are looking for in the town you want to live. I currently live in South Windsor and I work in Hartford, it's about a 15 to 20 minutes ride into Hartford.
Best of luck to you both, if you need help finding your next home please free to contact me I will be happy to help. Have a happy an safe New Year.
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Jennifer Alix, Agent, Vernon, CT
Sun Dec 28, 2008

Any of the towns surrounding Hartford and East Hartford would be an easy commute to either location. The town you select would be based on your price range and how that towns services can meet your needs. There are many people who live in South Windsor that work in Hartford and at Pratt. South Windsor is about a 10 minute drive to both locations, has the suburb feel you are looking for with easy access to the highway, shopping, entertainment and restaurants.

I would be happy to help you in your home search. Please call me at 860-871-5882 or email at jalix@prudentialct.com.

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Carla, Home Seller, Enfield, CT
Sun Dec 28, 2008
I have a FSBO in Enfield if you are interested. Enfield is a real nice town. Very little if any crime. Centrally located between Hartford CT and Springfield MA. It is only 10 minutes to Hartford and approx 15 - 20 minutes to Pratt in East Hartford.. I am less than 1/2 mile from I91 but in a small safe neighborhood. Email me and I can give you more details. budrusty@aol.com
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Amanda Albert, Agent, Woodbridge, CT
Sun Dec 28, 2008
The west hartord book is http://www.thewesthartfordbook.com
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Amanda Albert, Agent, Woodbridge, CT
Sun Dec 28, 2008
Well, it will depend on your price range as well as commute time.
Manchester has some nice areas, Glastonbury and Rocky Hill are a little higher end, maybe even West Hartford.
The best thing to do is to come to town for a tour and get a feel of the area.
Also check out:

These have a wealth of information on the different areas for you to consider
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