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Old 10-17-2012, 08:39 AM
 
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Hi guys

First post yah!

Anyway I'm wondering if you guys could tell me which city I can move to which meets the following criteria:

1) Single family homes available for up to $400k.

2) Large south asian population (at least 20%)

3) Good public transport (I mostly work from home but I want to be able to get to shops easily for groceries)

4) Low crime

5) Friendly community (I don't know if you can measure this but thought I would add it)

I have looked through a few cities in the last few days but can't find one which fits.
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Old 10-17-2012, 09:05 AM
 
Location: New York NY
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Don't know wehre you're coming from, but my first thought is Edison NJ, a NYC suburb of about 100,000 with a large south Asian population. Its schools and quality of life are reputed to be very very good, housing costs are reasonable, and its about an hour commute from midtown Manhattan. Can't vouch for the downtown walkability of the place, however. I was there years ago and it seemed fairly suburban and car-oriented, though I didn't see the entire town, only one residence. Maybe others here know more about it.
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Old 10-17-2012, 09:36 AM
 
Location: Michigan
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Your list seems like it might cover a lot of suburban candidates.

Troy, Michigan falls into that category though only the south side of the city has bus service. On the plus side, the bus hubs are at the malls so as long as you can get to a route, you're good. It's 20% asian out of 81,000 total residents but not sure how many are specifically south asian. To me it seems like a fairly even mix of both south and east asians. Crime is about average for a suburban community save for shoplifting at the malls.

The homes on the south side of the city range from 100K to 200K. The north and west side will likely be over your budget and range from 350K to 600K and above. But then those areas don't have bus service and the houses are much are much bigger and newer than the homes of the south side. Mostly depends on what you're looking for in a house.
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Old 10-17-2012, 09:47 AM
 
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Don't know wehre you're coming from, but my first thought is Edison NJ, a NYC suburb of about 100,000 with a large south Asian population. Its schools and quality of life are reputed to be very very good, housing costs are reasonable, and its about an hour commute from midtown Manhattan. Can't vouch for the downtown walkability of the place, however. I was there years ago and it seemed fairly suburban and car-oriented, though I didn't see the entire town, only one residence. Maybe others here know more about it.
I have heard of Edison City but couldn't find any information on the public transport in the city.
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Old 10-17-2012, 10:18 AM
 
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I have heard of Edison City but couldn't find any information on the public transport in the city.
New Jersey Transit

Edison Light Transit - The Official Web Site Of Edison, NJ*

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