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Grumpy Dumpling Founders Share 8 Reasons to Move to Norwalk CT

In an exclusive interview with Suburbs 101, Jocelyn Pollak and Chalermrat (Kook) Pongngarmsanga, the founders and masterminds behind Grumpy Dumpling Co., shared their story of moving from Thailand to Norwalk, CT. They shed light on the reasons why they moved to Norwalk, CT and why they love living in Norwalk. They also share their story […]

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Best Places to Live in Connecticut for Young Adults

5 Best Places to Live in Connecticut for Young Adults (2024)

Are you looking for the best places to live in Connecticut for young adults and young professionals? If you’re looking for a place in Connecticut with a thriving downtown scene, beach access, and affordable housing, then these Connecticut cities might be right for you. Here are the best places to live in Connecticut for young

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Best Places to Live in Connecticut for Families

10 Best Places to Live in Connecticut for Families (2024)

Are you looking for the best places to live in Connecticut for families? Connecticut is a state that offers a high quality of life, with excellent schools, beautiful scenery, and a strong sense of community. For families looking for the best places to live in Connecticut, there are many factors to consider, from affordable housing

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White Plains, NY vs Stamford, CT: Which is Right for You? (2024)

White Plains vs Stamford? Are you trying to decide whether to move to White Plains in Westchester County, NY or to Stamford in Connecticut? Should you move to White Plains, NY? Or should you move to Stamford, CT?  Both cities are 18 minutes away from each other and although they are in different states, they

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best mother's day brunch in CT

Best Mother’s Day Brunch in Connecticut 2023 (for all budgets)

Are you looking for restaurants to treat Mom to for Mother’s Day brunch? Looking for prix fixe Mother’s Day brunch menus? We’ve got you covered! Or maybe you are on a budget? No problem! We also included restaurants in Connecticut with budget-friendly a la carte brunch menus.  Here is our guide to the best Mother’s

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The Bruce Museum New Wing

Inside the New Bruce Museum in Greenwich, CT (photos and video)

The much-anticipated reopening of the Bruce Museum is finally here! After watching the Bruce Museum undergo an extensive renovation (the exterior looks so different!), it is finally opening its doors! I attended a press preview of the new Bruce and had a sneak peek of what’s new at the museum. Keep on reading. Don’t forget

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Jobs that pay over $100K without a degree CT

Jobs that Pay Over $100K a year without a degree in Connecticut (video)

Are you looking for jobs that pay well without a degree? Below is a list of jobs that pay over 100k a year without a degree in Connecticut. We pulled the latest employment data from the US Bureau of Labor Statistics. The salary information below are mean annual salaries. The information presented in this article

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Chef Forrest Pasternack

Best Restaurants in Connecticut and NY: Chef Forrest Pasternack Recommendations

Chef Forrest Pasternack is the executive chef at Bailey’s Backyard in Ridgefield, CT. Before Baileys Backyard, he worked at some of New York’s finest restaurants including two-star Michelin-rated Aquavit. Chef Forrest Pasternack took time off his busy schedule to chat with Suburbs 101. We asked him for his favorite restaurants in Connecticut, Westchester County, and New York City.

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Chef Luke Venner

Chef Luke Venner’s Favorite Restaurants in New York and Connecticut

Chef Luke Venner is the executive chef at Elm Restaurant in New Canaan, CT. Before Elm, he was the chef at NYC restaurants, BLT Fish and BLT Steak. Throughout his culinary career, he trained in kitchens from Napa Valley to New York City. He received numerous accolades from the New York Times to Wine Spectator.

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Haven Hot Chicken

Haven Hot Chicken to Partner with Connecticut Foodshare to Fight Food Insecurity

New Haven, Connecticut – Haven Hot Chicken, which brings NashvilleHot Chicken and “Not Chicken” to the area as one of the first fully dedicated Nashville Hot Chicken concepts in New England, announced a long-term partnership with Connecticut Foodshare (formerly known as Connecticut Food Bank/Foodshare) to raise awareness and crucial funds to help curb food insecurity in the state of Connecticut.  Haven

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Highest Paying Jobs in Connecticut

Highest Paying Jobs in Connecticut 2024 (and lowest paying jobs)

Want to know what the highest paying jobs are in Connecticut? We pulled the latest data from the US Bureau of Labor Statistics for the highest-paying jobs in Connecticut. The salary information below are mean annual salaries. The information presented in this article is based on data from the US Bureau of Labor Statistics (State

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Chrystéle Zawislack: Greenwich Mom and Founder of North Street Watch Co.

Chrystéle Zawislack grew up in Westchester County and moved to Greenwich, CT with her husband. I first met Chrystéle when we were volunteering at the Junior League of Greenwich. When she told me she is launching a luxury goods company, I knew I had to interview her. I caught up with Chrystéle, who is juggling

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Connecticut Real Estate Transfer Tax Calculator 2023

Wondering how much you have to pay in real estate transfer taxes when you buy or sell your house in Connecticut? Real estate transfer tax is imposed when buying and selling properties in Connecticut. The Real Estate Transfer Tax or Real Estate Conveyance Tax applies to both residential and non-residential properties in Connecticut. Below you

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is it more expensive to live in Westchester or Connecticut

Is it More Expensive to Live in Westchester or Connecticut?

Are you thinking of moving to the New York suburbs? Chances are you are looking at both Westchester County and Connecticut’s Fairfield County. Should you live in Rye, NY or should cross the Connecticut border to Greenwich, CT which is only 8 minutes away? You know taxes are higher in Westchester County than in Connecticut

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Preschools and Daycares in Rye Brook, NY

Greenwich Public School Preschool Application Process

Greenwich Public School has a preschool program. However, there is limited space and entry to the preschool program is based on a lottery. Here is the Greenwich Public School Preschool Application Process. About Greenwich Public School Preschool Program The Greenwich Public Schools Preschool Program serves children with special needs and those who are typically developing.

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Michelle Volberg Move from New York's Upper West Side to Greenwich, CT

Michelle Volberg’s Move from New York’s Upper West Side to Greenwich CT

Michelle Volberg is busy these days, running a successful recruitment firm and juggling life with two toddlers. Like many New York couples, Michelle and her husband outgrew their city apartment prompting them to move from New York’s Upper West Side to Greenwich CT. Here is a peek into her life in Greenwich. Describe your move

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Library Museum passes

Greenwich Library Museum Passes 2023

Do you know you can borrow museum passes from Greenwich Library? Greenwich Library museum passes will give you free or discounted admissions to local museums in Westchester, Connecticut and New York City!  Greenwich has two libraries offering museum passes – the main Greenwich Library and Perrot Memorial Library in Old Greenwich.  Both Greenwich libraries don’t

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Why Stephanie Norton Loves Living in Old Greenwich, CT

Why Stephanie Norton loves living in Old Greenwich, CT

Blame it on the chocolate covered cookie dough balls called “Bonnies”. After trying the Bonnies, I knew I had to look up the company that makes these delicious gluten-free, nut-free, dairy-free, vegan treats. I normally stay away from gluten-free products because I think they don’t taste as good but with Bonnies, you can’t even tell

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Galinie Zisimopoulou's Move from the UK to Brooklyn to Greenwich, CT

Galinie Zisimopoulou’s Move from the UK to Brooklyn to Greenwich, CT

Galinie Zisimopoulou is a stay-at-home mom in Greenwich, CT balancing life with a pre-schooler and her Etsy store. Originally from Greece, Galinie gives us a peek into her life in Greenwich, CT. Here is Galinie Zisimopoulou’s move from the UK to Brooklyn to Greenwich, CT. Tell me about your move to Greenwich, CT I am

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Greenwich Mother-Daughter Power Duo: Grace Djuranovic and Cricket Lockhart

Greenwich Mother-Daughter Power Duo: Grace Djuranovic and Cricket Lockhart

At major luncheons and galas in Greenwich, more than likely you will bump into Grace “Graci” Djuranovic or Cricket Lockhart. And more than likely they’ve helped organize the event as committee members or as event chairs. Both women are leaders in Greenwich’s philanthropic community. I’ve had the privilege of being a part of the Greenwich

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Sorry Sellers! The Sad state of Fairfield County’s Real Estate Market

Sorry Sellers! The Sad State of Fairfield County’s Real Estate Market

Updated: January 2020. If you are thinking of selling your home in Fairfield County, I have bad news for you. Fairfield County’s real estate market continues to be in a Buyer’s Market. As you can see below, only six Fairfield County towns are in a Seller’s Market. The majority of Fairfield County towns are in

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Junior League of Greenwich President Elizabeth Peyton’s Life in Greenwich, CT

I have known Elizabeth Peyton for years, even before she met her husband and before she had her daughter Caroline. Now, she leads a very full life, juggling life as a busy mom and her role as president of the Junior League of Greenwich. Here is a peek into Junior League of Greenwich President Elizabeth

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Greenwich Avenue- Insider's Guide to Parking at the Greenwich Metro-North Train Station

Insider’s Guide to Parking at the Greenwich Metro-North Train Station

Parking at Metro-North train stations is a challenge. You may have heard of the multi-year waitlists to obtain Metro-North train station parking permits. It’s true, that Metro-North train station parking is a problem for both Westchester County and Fairfield County Metro North stations. Here is our Insider’s Guide to Parking at the Greenwich Metro-North Train

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Hollywood Actress, Wynter Kullman Warshaw’s Life in Westport, CT

Hollywood Actress, Wynter Kullman Warshaw’s Life in Westport, CT

From LA to Westport, CT, actress Wynter Kullman Warshaw settled into suburban life in Westport, CT.  With parts in major films such as “Garden State”, “Two Weeks Notice”, Wynter tells us how she got her start as an actress and gives advice to budding actors and actresses.  Here is a peek into Hollywood Actress, Wynter

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Fashion Influencer's Move from Manhattan to Greenwich, CT

Fashion Influencer’s Move from Manhattan to Greenwich, CT

I’ve known Joanna for years, back when we would do Barre class together.  She has always been fashionable, chic and carries the most fabulous bags, even to Barre Class.  So it’s no surprise to see Joanna become a successful Instagram Fashion Influencer.  Joanna made the move from Manhattan to Greenwich, CT and now lives happily as

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The Girl Guide, Stephanie Trotta’s Life in Darien, CT

I’ve known Stephanie for years before she became a busy mother of two boys, lifestyle blogger, and social media influencer.  I’ve always admired Stephanie’s classic beauty and timeless sense of style.  So it’s no surprise to see her become a successful social media influencer.  Here is the Girl Guide, Stephanie Trotta’s Life in Darien, CT.

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Metro-North Train Station Parking in Fairfield County, Connecticut

How long are the waitlists for Metro-North Train Station Parking in Fairfield County, Connecticut?

Obtaining parking permits at Metro-North train stations can be confusing.  Every station parking lot has their own regulations.  And to make it more confusing, some parking lots have multi-year waitlists while others have immediate availability.  We did the research for you.  Here is a guide to Metro-North train station parking in lower Fairfield County, Connecticut.

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Helen B. Phillips-Suburban Life of a Not-So-Average Millennial

Helen B. Phillips-Suburban Life of a Not-So-Average Millennial

If you are active on Instagram, you have probably seen Helen B. Phillip’s page. Helen is a twenty-something lifestyle/fashion blogger.  You will recognize her by her signature red hair, sporting her latest fashion finds or sharing her latest fitness obsession.  Here is Helen’s suburban life of a not-so-average millennial. Tell me about yourself I’ve lived

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How to Appeal your Connecticut Property Taxes

How to Appeal Your Connecticut Property Taxes

Are your property taxes too high?  Do you know you can appeal your Connecticut property taxes?  It’s not that difficult to appeal your property taxes. I successfully appealed my Greenwich, CT property taxes without outside help. Here is how to appeal your Connecticut Property Taxes. How to Appeal Your Connecticut Property Taxes Town Inspection By

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How to calculate Property taxes in Connecti

Connecticut Property Tax Calculator 2023

Want to calculate your property taxes in Connecticut?  Calculate your Connecticut Property taxes using our Connecticut Property Tax Calculator. The Connecticut property taxes are based on the 2022-2023 Fiscal Year Mill Rates. Below you will find our Connecticut Property Tax Calculator using the 2023 mill rates. Check out our video on how to calculate property

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Where to live? Westchester County, NY versus Fairfield County, CT

Where to live? Westchester County, NY versus Fairfield County, CT

Where should you move to Westchester County, NY versus Fairfield County, CT?  This is a common dilemma for a lot New Yorker looking to move to the New York Suburbs of Westchester or Fairfield County. Should you move to Rye, NY?  Or should you go 8 minutes north and move to Greenwich, CT?  Narrowing down

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