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Old 06-16-2009, 11:26 AM
 
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I am moving to Newark Delaware from NJ with the Brac, just wondering if anyone else is in the same position as me. I know most people are going to Md, but we found De to be more affordable and better school district.
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Old 08-06-2009, 09:15 PM
 
Location: Brick, NJ
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Hi Sandee,

We are also moving with Brac. We have been debating on where to go and have also heard that Delaware is cheaper, but don't know much about it. Hoping I can learn something from here. We have seven children 6 left in school so school's are very important to us.
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Old 08-07-2009, 04:45 AM
 
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I would stay close to Rt. 40, so the commute is not too bad and stick with Appoquinimink School District. The schools are beautiful and the numbers are all in the 90%. There is a couple great neighborhoods behind People's Plaza to look at.
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Old 08-07-2009, 05:06 AM
 
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Okay...........who are the Brac's?
When I find out I'll probably be smacking my head.

sounds to me like you have made a good choice. Newark is really nice IMO..........A little more hustle and bustle but lots to do.
We are in Central DE. Wasn't quite sure how we'd adjust to the layed back farm land type living but to our surprise..........we LOVE it.
A lot of retired folks are moving here to get away from NJ, NY,MD for a relaxed way of living.
Good luck to all of you and remember........we make our own Luck.
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Old 08-07-2009, 05:22 AM
 
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BRAC stands for Base Relignment and Closure. Fort Monmouth is a major army base in New Jersey. It is closing as of Sept 2011. Most of the people working there will be moving their jobs to Aberdeen Proving Grounds in Maryland. Slowly everyone is moving down here to De. or Md. I am not sure exactly how many people are moving, but I would estimate 1000. I find most people are going to Bel Air, Md. We found we could get more for our money in De.
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Old 08-07-2009, 05:22 AM
 
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Okay...........who are the Brac's?
It might be the military base closure and realignment group that helps relocate military families from communities with closed bases to open ones.
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Old 08-07-2009, 05:24 AM
 
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ah.............Thanks.
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Old 08-07-2009, 06:20 AM
 
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Not only are homes cheaper in Delaware but Marylands property taxes are much higher. I'm originally from Queen Anne's County Maryland but don't know much about the schools in the Aberdeen area. There are some beautiful areas in MD but just too expensive.
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Old 08-10-2009, 10:16 AM
 
Location: Central New Jersey
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My husband and I both work at Ft. Monmouth and will be moving down next fall (Oct '10). We've been exploring all the areas and have fallen in love with Newark! We had a list of what we were looking for in a town and Newark either had everything right in town or very near by. We had also been looking at Bel Air and Havre de Grace in Maryland, but they are much pricier and we still would have had to drive to Newark to do the things we want to do. We have only 6 years to retirement so won't have to make the commute for very long.
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Old 08-10-2009, 12:50 PM
 
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My parents both work for Fort Monmouth also and are moving to Newark near us. They also say that De. is a good place to retire, so for them that was another benefit. Right night my husband is commuting to Edgewood which adds to the commute, but by next year he will be in APG and the commute is not too bad.
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