Peds at Bridgeport Hosp info needed

  1. 0 I may be relocating from the UK to take up a post here. I am a PNP in the UK and have NClex.

    What is the surrounding area like?

    Housing I have a 5 and 6 yr old and Husband Initally plan to rent then buy and suggestions to areas? How is commuting and how far is reasonable to move out of the city?

    Good School areas?

    Anybody work there can give me any info?

    Thanks for the help
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    From 'Uk Starting in Bridgeport Connecticut June 05'; 46 Years Old; Joined Sep '04; Posts: 20.

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  3. Visit  BETSRN profile page
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    Quote from Tumshie
    I may be relocating from the UK to take up a post here. I am a PNP in the UK and have NClex.

    What is the surrounding area like?

    Housing I have a 5 and 6 yr old and Husband Initally plan to rent then buy and suggestions to areas? How is commuting and how far is reasonable to move out of the city?

    Good School areas?

    Anybody work there can give me any info?

    Thanks for the help
    Bridgeport is a very dangerous city (with gangs) and a very high crime rate, not to mention lots of other problems. It is probably one of the MOST dangerous areas of Connecticut. You would NOT want to live in Bridgeport.

    There are many other lovely towns around it (Fairfield, for instance) but as they are all bedroom towns of NYC, they are extremely expensive and real estate prices are the highest in Connecticut down in that area.

    Interstate 95 runs along that area and is a nightmare. It is not big enough to handle all the commuter traffic there. Commuting along that corridor is awful.

    You might be a bit luckier looking at towns NORTH and WEST of Bridgeport (up Route 8, for instance), as far as living goes. Do NOT move into or buy anything or rent within Bridgeport!!

    I believe the hospital is very good: very big, large city hospital.

    This all is, of course my personal opinion. I have lived in Connecticut for over 20 years and have even commuted from here to NYC.

    Bridgeport is probably THE worst city in Connecticut and I think most would agree with me. Could you pick somewhere else? If not, be very careful when you are looking for living accomodations.

    Sorry to be such a downer but it is really bad. Downtown Waterbury is bad as well.

    The closer you go to NYC, the more expensive everything gets.
  4. Visit  Tumshie profile page
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    BETSRN thanks for the reply. I have the job now but am thinking of perhaps Trumbull or Shelton as I realise from my searching about Bridgeport itself being a concern and not somewhere I would live, Because I have 2 children ages 5 and 6 I need them to be secure/safe in School. I would appreciate any other info you have on the surrounding areas within a 30 min max commute.

    Thanks for the help.
    Elizabeth
  5. Visit  cassilee30 profile page
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    [QUOTE=Tumshie]BETSRN thanks for the reply. I have the job now but am thinking of perhaps Trumbull or Shelton as I realise from my searching about

    I don't live in CT anymore, but lived there my whole childhood. I remember Shelton and Trumbull as nice places. The other poster is right about Bridgeport....other cities I'd stay away from are Waterbury and Hartford...but you aren't going to be near hartford a lot. Monroe was really nice and also Milford was kind of middle class (several years ago) but with Milford you'd be driving on 95. The one nice thing about CT is that it's not that big ( I live in CA now) so driving from Monroe to say Bridgeport might take 45 minutes at the most....not sure what traffic is like there now, but it used to take 1/2 hour so....which is worth it for better schools and better areas.

    hope that helps since I no longer live in CT....just sharing past experience.
    Cassi
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    Quote from cassilee30
    hope that helps since I no longer live in CT....just sharing past experience.
    Cassi
    Cassi thanks all this info helps me when I have absolutely NO idea about the area at the moment.
    Elizabeth
  7. Visit  almostRN117 profile page
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    I'm a nursing student going through my peds clinical at Bridgeport right now, so although I don't know much (not actually working there), as far as I can tell its a nice floor. My only problem with it (as a student) is that the census is often reeeeeeeally low so there's usually very little to do! Also, I believe the floor's in a bit of a state of flux right now since they're looking for a new manager and lost some other staff rather suddenly. And they all just switched to a brand new computer-based charting system that seems to be driving everyone completely nuts.

    But hopefully those wrinkles will be ironed out by the time you get there.

    Since I don't live in Bridgeport, I can't tell you too much about the city itself, other than as far as its reputation goes.
    Last edit by almostRN117 on Apr 28, '05 : Reason: sorry, I just noticed how old this post was! sorry if its irrelevant now!
  8. Visit  Tumshie profile page
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    Quote from almostRN117
    I'm a nursing student going through my peds clinical at Bridgeport right now, so although I don't know much (not actually working there), as far as I can tell its a nice floor. My only problem with it (as a student) is that the census is often reeeeeeeally low so there's usually very little to do! Also, I believe the floor's in a bit of a state of flux right now since they're looking for a new manager and lost some other staff rather suddenly. And they all just switched to a brand new computer-based charting system that seems to be driving everyone completely nuts.

    But hopefully those wrinkles will be ironed out by the time you get there.

    Since I don't live in Bridgeport, I can't tell you too much about the city itself, other than as far as its reputation goes.
    Thanks all this helps me I am due to travel over on the 23rd May and I start on 6th June In PICU. I am hopefully going to be renting for a few months in either Milford or Trumbull.

    Anythind else you can offer is appreciated
  9. Visit  NaomieRN profile page
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    Quote from BETSRN
    Bridgeport is a very dangerous city (with gangs) and a very high crime rate, not to mention lots of other problems. It is probably one of the MOST dangerous areas of Connecticut. You would NOT want to live in Bridgeport.

    There are many other lovely towns around it (Fairfield, for instance) but as they are all bedroom towns of NYC, they are extremely expensive and real estate prices are the highest in Connecticut down in that area.

    Interstate 95 runs along that area and is a nightmare. It is not big enough to handle all the commuter traffic there. Commuting along that corridor is awful.

    You might be a bit luckier looking at towns NORTH and WEST of Bridgeport (up Route 8, for instance), as far as living goes. Do NOT move into or buy anything or rent within Bridgeport!!

    I believe the hospital is very good: very big, large city hospital.

    This all is, of course my personal opinion. I have lived in Connecticut for over 20 years and have even commuted from here to NYC.

    Bridgeport is probably THE worst city in Connecticut and I think most would agree with me. Could you pick somewhere else? If not, be very careful when you are looking for living accomodations.

    Sorry to be such a downer but it is really bad. Downtown Waterbury is bad as well.

    The closer you go to NYC, the more expensive everything gets.
    Bridgeport is not as bad as you think it is. I have been living in Bridgeport since 1989 and so far I am doing great. This year, there were a few murders and other crimes, but it is not that dangerous as you have described. If you look at all the murders this year, almost all of them were drugs related. No innocent people died. So if you not in drugs or other dangerous activities, you dont have to worry. I grew up in New York City (Brooklyn). Trumbull, Fairfield and Westport may have other crimes that go unreported because of money. There are devils everywhere you go. You just have to keep your noise clean. I also believe since I am a child of God, He will watch over me. I dont have to be afraid of any place.

    There are some great areas in Bridgeport, North End and Treeland area.
  10. Visit  Jessy_RN profile page
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    Quote from FutureNurse35
    Bridgeport is not as bad as you think it is. I have been living in Bridgeport since 1989 and so far I am doing great. This year, there were a few murders and other crimes, but it is not that dangerous as you have described. If you look at all the murders this year, almost all of them were drugs related. No innocent people died. So if you not in drugs or other dangerous activities, you dont have to worry. I grew up in New York City (Brooklyn). Trumbull, Fairfield and Westport may have other crimes that go unreported because of money. There are devils everywhere you go. You just have to keep your noise clean. I also believe since I am a child of God, He will watch over me. I dont have to be afraid of any place.

    There are some great areas in Bridgeport, North End and Treeland area.
    I live in East Hartford. Hartford county is the worst place to live in CT (crime wise). Bridgeport isn't too bad nowadays according to statistics.
  11. Visit  Nurse-Tee profile page
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    There are some good areas in BPT. I Live the town over in have worked in a lot of faciltys and clinics in BPT i never had any problems.
  12. Visit  bethinct profile page
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    I have lived in fairfield all my life-excellent school system-trumbull just as good. Check out www.realtor.com and you can do a search for rents available as well as houses/condos for sale. Hope this helps!
  13. Visit  barbyann profile page
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    I have lived in Fairfield County my whole life and lived in Bridgeport for five years in the late 80's. Bridgeport has some very nice neighborhoods, but if you don't know the area you have no way to know what you are getting into. Truth is the public school system in Bridgeport is a disaster right now. Taxes are very high there also. Trumbull, Monroe, Shelton, Fairfield, Devon are all good towns to look at for a residence. I have had multiple opportunities to use Bridgeport Hospital for my healthcare and I can say without a doubt it is a good hospital (though they have a bad cockroach problem).
  14. Visit  Slpask profile page
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    You have alot to consider...I live in trumbull. It is a very nice town extremely close to the hospital (15 minutes). As towns in the Bridgeport area are concerned Trumbull is much more affordable than Fairfield. Schools are great in either town. By the time you consider the high taxes in Bpt and the fact that you'll probably have to enroll your kids in private school. Bridgeport won't be a consideration.

    My wife and I grew up in this area and either town is great. Great community, very comfortable, people are friendly. Trumbull offers public pools. Fairfield has the beach. It is nice to live so close the NYC but be a world away from it at the same time.

    You might want to consider renting for a while until you get comfortable with the area and where you and your family would be most at home.


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