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I am a parent of elementary school age children, and have one teenager who will be entering college in three years. My husband took a job in Stamford, CT and is currently commuting from Northern NJ. It's an hour there, not too bad, but over two hours home, and winter is coming.
He's finally let the broom drop and said we must move. It's funny, I would have jumped at moving to CT from NJ a few years ago, but w/ my kids and this home that I love...it's tough. I know we will lose a ton on our current home, it's a horrible time to have to sell, so we will probably rent for a while this time around.
He wants an easier commute. I want a good school district. Any advice?
We currently live in a beautiful, almost bucolic town, and my kids are in private school, which we can no longer afford. We will be downsizing, and I need to be open minded about where we go so that my kids can go to a good school. I'm not going to make any requests about 'town feel' or amenities. My primary concerns are school quality, safety, affordability, and ease of commute to Stamford. I don't want to be too far off from the city, just in case he ever had to work there again.