Did your friend find a home yet? Having represented many home buyers for the past 20 years, I would say the best towns that have attracted the most families in the past few years in the current 600-700K price range is Fairfield, Easton, Trumbull & Monroe. All of these communities offer 4 bedroom homes on
property sizes of .2 to 3 acres. Easy commute to Stamford via Fairfield train or Merritt Parkway. Fairfield was recently (2006) recognized by Money Magazine at the #9 place to live in the USA. I would happy to help you further. Check out the web site. 1.800.ASK.MARK
Darien and Norwlak are the towns just up the road. That price will not buy much in Darien but Norwalk is lovely.Schools are good to excellent in Fairfield County. You should also consider taxes in these various towns.Darien is the lowest by far so while you wont get much house the taxes are more favorable.Call or email if u have any questions.
William Pitt Sothebty International Realty
I don't know anything about the Stamford area so hopefully a local will chime in. However you can get a look and feel for some of the available properties in the area and in this price range if you access the link below.
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