Commuting between NYC and New Haven: where to live and what to expect
December 12, 2011 9:53 AM Subscribe
There's a possibility that my partner and I might be looking at working in NYC (partner) and New Haven, CT (me). Where can we live that's convenient to the Metro North train line, gives us roughly even commute times, and might also be a halfway decent place for two early-thirty-somethings to live?
posted by 2or3things to travel & transportation (15 answers total)
It's not a done deal, but there's a chance that I might end up working in New Haven, CT. My partner has a job in Manhattan. (We're currently living in Philadelphia and NYC, respectively.) I have a car, but wouldn't mind selling it--or just using it for short trips to a nearby train station--so I'm interested in hearing about places in CT that would allow us both to commute (probably on Metro North, not the prohibitively-expensive Amtrak).
As far as what we'd need housing-wise: a cat-friendly apartment that's either a spacious one-bedroom or a decent two-bedroom. Good food options would be nice, as would bookstores and movie theaters, but we could also get our culture in NYC or NH if we had to.
So, do you have experience with this? Where do you live and do you like it there? What's your commute time and is it emotionally/mentally/time-management-ally reasonable for you? Would Stamford offer something like this, or should we look elsewhere?