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New Haven, anyone know it?

Discussion in 'General Chat' started by PHV, Mar 13, 2005.

  1. visionology

    visionology Senior member

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    And everyone is kicking themselves right now because the former Whalers just won the Stanley Cup as the Carolina Hurricanes [​IMG] The problem with Hartford is it is stuck not too far from Boston and New York which have a LOT of teams so there is almost so other room for another team to exist that would draw away from the existing franchises.
     
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    wEstSidE Senior member

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    I visited Yale once.
    I'm going to Princeton.

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  3. CTGuy

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    And everyone is kicking themselves right now because the former Whalers just won the Stanley Cup as the Carolina Hurricanes [​IMG]

    The problem with Hartford is it is stuck not too far from Boston and New York which have a LOT of teams so there is almost so other room for another team to exist that would draw away from the existing franchises.


    I actually just came back to Hartford (Hartford area to be precise), after living in Providence for 3 years. I am considering staying here actually, although I am actually thinking about New Haven or another southern CT city. Most likely either decision will be temporary, but I think there is a good chance that when I eventually settle down it will be in Hartford.

    As much as people knock the Heart-beat, I think it gets a bad rap. My frame of reference is Providence of course, but also this whole, New England/greater Boston-NYC corridor. Hartford, I admit is not great- there is crime and a lot of long time residents of the area, such as my mother, absolutely fear going into the city after dark because the nicer downtown area tends to be deserted after 8 o'clock. That being said, there has been a tremendous amount of investment in the downtown of Hartford and a couple of other cities in CT such as Stamford and NH-- I think part of the post-9/11 world is an increased amount of greater NYC financial work that offers lower cost housing and office space.

    I think Hartford's (or NH, for that matter) main advantage is that, compared to living in Providence or the Boston area, or even Westchester county, there are a fair number of insurance companies, accounting firms, law firms, etc. with offices here that pay near Boston/NYC wages. I was at a Lieberman presidential fundraiser a couple years ago with a friend who is a consultant in Boston. The fundraiser was held at a mansion like home of a local supporter. As we discussed local real estate prices my friend asked me what a house such as this one in the area went for- to whcih I replied around 650k. He had recently purchased a condo in Brookline for nearly the same amount.
     

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