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Old 11-25-2006, 08:07 AM
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Hi everyone - I have read all the posts to make sure I was not repeating what someone else has already posted. We may be relocating to NJ from Canada and are considering South NJ. I am confused by so many different places. Can anyone give me information about various places like Paulsboro, Salem, Millville... places around the Gloucester area. We would be looking for a quiet suburb of family residences. Where are the nice areas, where are the places to avoid? Any tips would be greatly appreciated!
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Old 11-26-2006, 09:27 AM
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Paulsboro is not in any type of growth phase yet. I am sure it will start growing within the next couple of years, but what your looking for will not be found in Paulsboro.

Salem County you will see the start of a growth phase, there are a lot of new developments going up and you can find the homes a lot cheaper. It is very very rural.

Millville, I am not totally positive of.. It is in Cumberland county and I deal mostly in Gloucester county. I've been in Millville a few times, but still unsure of the area. I know new construction is going on down there.

Look into East Greenwich/Mullica Hill/Woolwich Township areas.. They are great areas. It is really hard to tell..there are so many great areas in Southern, NJ. Some more expensive than others, some more rural and some busier..

So many factors determine the right home and area for you and your family. New Construction home? Older home OK? Price Range? Best School districts?

All take into consideration especially when you are not from the area. The good thing about Southern NJ, you can find almost anything that meets your needs.

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Old 11-27-2006, 08:32 PM
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Default Moving to Mullica Hill

Check Mullica Hill. We are relocating there in one month. We are renting a house while we build a new home.
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Old 12-13-2006, 12:47 PM
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I grew up in Gibbstown, which is right next to Paulsboro. You DON"T want to live there. If you have kids, they go to high school in Paulsboro so keep that in mind. Pollution is bad there too.
Gibbstown is nice, but I would never move back.
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Old 07-28-2007, 02:53 PM
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NJ is so confusing because we have so many towns. you can drive down a main road for 10 miles and easily go through 4 or 5 towns.

Try narrowing down on a county first.

Gloucester County sounds ideal for what you are looking for. Stay towards Southern Gloucester county (gibbstown and south). Areas like Mullica Hill and Woolwich are excellent but a little pricey (worth it if you can afford it). Other areas include Swedesboro, Gibbstown, and Logan if you are more price concerned (homes are a little older, but they are still good towns)
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Old 02-02-2008, 08:56 PM
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Default Gibbstown / Paulsboro

Low life dead end towns full of dopers, losers and wannabies. Most housing run-down. Lots of crime. No future unless you are able to move out. Take my advice and steer clear of these towns if you want to avoid the unpleasant.
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Old 02-04-2008, 06:27 AM
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IMO, Vineland is NOT nicer than Millville. Downtown Vineland leaves a lot to be desired and seems very low class. I know there are parts of Millville that are supposed to be pretty decent.
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Old 04-27-2010, 08:30 PM
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Salem County is absolutely beautiful to drive through. Lots of beautiful, well kept Quaker
farms - reminds you a lot of Lancaster Co., PA. Don't know much about the individual towns, though. But the general area is so nice.
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Old 04-28-2010, 03:32 PM
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For the kind of neighborhoods you're looking for in Gloucester County, consider Pitman and Mullica Hill, both old, charming family areas. Just make sure when you look at homes that they're NOT near the 322 bypass that is scheduled to be built. I have a friend who's lived in Mullica Hill for 25 years and found out they are soon going to have a highway practically in their backyard, and I'm not sure if sellers are required to disclose stuff like that. Salem County is pretty far out, and I agree Millville is not the nicest place.
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Old 04-29-2010, 07:06 AM
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I would not move to any of the towns you listed. Paulsboro is very industrial and the school system is horrible. Millville has a large number of issues, not the least of which are crime and bad schools. Salem, is an old town that you would think would have some nice character, but it is a very economically depressed and rundown place.

If you are looking for nice and have the budget, Mullica Hill or Mantua are great. A little further down the afforability scale and you have Woolwich and East Greenwich Twp. and a little further down from that is Logan. All are great areas with good school systems and have a nice blend of rural while still providing amenities like nearby shopping and dining. All of these communities are centered along Route 322 between I-295 and Route 45 in Gloucester County.

I personally live in Logan and there are a lot of housing options there and property taxes are the cheapest of all the areas listed while the school system is still the equal of any of the more expensive towns. If looking at Logan you definitely want to stick to "Beckett" and the immediate surrounding areas. Someone earlier had mentioned that houses in Logan were older and while it is true that there are sections of Beckett that were built in the 60's and 70's there has been a lot of building over the past 10 years and some new larger homes are still going up along Beckett Drive, so I wouldn't categorize Logan housing as being older, but it is certainly more diverse then what you would find in Woolwich or Mantua.

I saw someone had recommended Vineland. Vineland is actually an interesting area. I personally wouldn't live there, but East Vineland is actually a very nice place with some really nice and affordable homes and there is quite a bit of money in that area. The major issue with East Vineland is that the schools are still "Vineland" so most people that live there send their children to private school.
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