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Old 06-24-2009, 08:45 PM
 
Location: New Jersey
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My partner and I are going to be relocating to NJ from MI in a few weeks. I was hoping to get some opinions from some of you.

We own a home in the Metro Detroit area, and due to the housing market we have been unable to sell it. We plan to rent in NJ for a year or so and then buy later on once our house sells. Keeping in mind that we are renting, we are not concerned with overall investment return, property taxes, or things of that nature.

We have been looking in Camden and Burlington Counties. Gloucester City wasn't our first pick, but it seems to give us all the tings we were looking for:

Close proximity to CC Philly.
City w/ a walkable/ bike friendly downtown close by.
Small yard w/ little to no maintenance.

My only real concern is how close it is to Camden. I don't know if that is something I should be concerned with or not. The city we currently live in actually borders a pretty rough area of Detroit, but our little city is bright, friendly, safe, fun, and in general a great place to live. I am hoping Gloucester City is similar. Please tell me that's the case.

The only thing I have heard really is that Gloucester City has a large Irish population and that is won some sort of white trash award from a radio station?

Honest opinions?

Thanks in advance!
It borders on Camden which at one time in very recent history was the murder capital of the United States.....you might wish to consider other locations.
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Old 06-24-2009, 08:55 PM
 
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My partner and I are going to be relocating to NJ from MI in a few weeks. I was hoping to get some opinions from some of you.

We own a home in the Metro Detroit area, and due to the housing market we have been unable to sell it. We plan to rent in NJ for a year or so and then buy later on once our house sells. Keeping in mind that we are renting, we are not concerned with overall investment return, property taxes, or things of that nature.

We have been looking in Camden and Burlington Counties. Gloucester City wasn't our first pick, but it seems to give us all the tings we were looking for:

Close proximity to CC Philly.
City w/ a walkable/ bike friendly downtown close by.
Small yard w/ little to no maintenance.

My only real concern is how close it is to Camden. I don't know if that is something I should be concerned with or not. The city we currently live in actually borders a pretty rough area of Detroit, but our little city is bright, friendly, safe, fun, and in general a great place to live. I am hoping Gloucester City is similar. Please tell me that's the case.

The only thing I have heard really is that Gloucester City has a large Irish population and that is won some sort of white trash award from a radio station?

Honest opinions?

Thanks in advance!
If you are looking for walkable historic towns that give you easy access to Center City look at the suburbs along the PATCO train line. Towns such as Collingswood, Haddon Township, and Haddonfield are excellent safe towns with all the convieniences you require. Good luck on the move and welcome to NJ.
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Old 06-25-2009, 03:59 AM
 
Location: NJ
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Old 07-11-2009, 11:33 AM
 
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I am moving from Voorhees to Gloucester City in 2 weeks! I met more friendly people in Gcity in 10 minutes than I have in 25 years in Voorhees. The farmer's market is wonderful, the town is clean, the shops are fun, and the marina is going to plump up the economy to the point where we won't be able to afford to purchase a home there in 2 years so we're doing it NOW! I have not met with any prejudices and I am Cherokee/Chickamagua & Shawnee. I will be opening my business there, as well. I've been shown nothing but graciousness and friendship, there. I can't imagine what the other posters saw that I didn't see but if I encounter any prejudices I will certainly try to turn them into teaching moments. The taxes are low, the proximity to Philly is awesome, and the town has opened its arms to my family. I can't wait to move!!
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