Job Commutes: What is in driving range of New York City?

New York City is the hub of daily enterprise. Fortunes are lost and won back in a day and every person there is striving for a piece of the concrete jungle. But what if you don't want to live in a jungle? What if you prefer to raise your children and live your life surrounded by green grass, fresh breezes and quiet neighborhoods? How do you combine the two? The answer is simple, Connecticut.

The state of Connecticut lies just to the north of Long Island, the home of New York City, separated by the Sound. This body of water not only provides easy transportation, but it provides relief on hot summer days. Connecticut is also accessible to Interstate 95 which runs south into New York City via the George Washington bridge. The bridge is stunning in both daylight and the evening and on clear days you have an unobstructed view of the city. Finally, should you not feel like driving, you don't need to. Along the I-95 corridor, Metro North trains run daily, even hourly to and from Grand Central Station and points in between.

So, it's been established that you can commute from Connecticut to New York City. But where would you live? The options are too many to count. Starting at the most southerly point, Greenwich is only a half an hour ride depending on traffic. But it can be a little pricey. Moving northeast, your options include, Stamford, New Canaan, Darien and Norwalk. These cities are all within a forty-mile drive of the Connecticut/New York line and all have unique housing, schooling, and entertainment options. Finally, the cities of Ridgefield, Wilton, Westport, Fairfield and even Bridgeport come to mind. These cities have direct ferry access to Port Jefferson, New York as well as the metro train and can eliminate the need for driving into the city.

What does Connecticut have to offer? The answers are endless. There are miles of hiking trails, two different amusement parks, world class golfing, skiing in the winter, beaches, hunting and fishing. Connecticut is home to Mystic Seaport and Aquarium and the Maritime Aquarium at Norwalk. The state also has two casinos: Foxwoods and Mohegan Sun that not only offer the opportunity to place a wager, their lodgings are beautiful and the entertainment is priceless. The closeness of Shea Stadium, Yankee Stadium, Continental Airlines Arena, Giants Stadium, Gillette Stadium and Fenway Park are tempting enough to invest in season tickets.

Connecticut has so much to offer that it's hard to say no. The accessibility of Interstate 95 can make your commute a breeze. The ferries and trains provide other options than driving. Cities like Greenwich, Stamford, New Canaan, Darien, Norwalk, Ridgefield, Wilton, Westport, Fairfield and Bridgeport provide options for finding the right home, neighborhood and school for your family. And finally, Connecticut's central location to sport events, family recreation and scenic views give you the opportunity to unwind from a week in the concrete jungle. Connecticut is your easy commute from New York City to home.


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