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Old 08-31-2010, 05:17 PM
 
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Hello,

I got a job offer at Rutgers and I am thinking of buying a house in that area. I am looking at houses in the range of 500k-600k. It can be either single family house or townhouse. I prefer new constructions and safe area. Any suggestions? Thanks a lot!
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Old 09-01-2010, 09:03 PM
 
Location: Philadelphia, PA
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I think there's townhouses on Commercial Ave (near the rt. 18 ramp & rutgers public safety building)...but i'm not 100% sure on that. Check for anything along rt. 18, there should be something there.

The Rutgers University Off-Campus Housing website is very helpful. You will need to create an account to be able to search for housing though. Also the website is a bit wonky, just scroll down and you will see the page text.
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Old 09-01-2010, 10:45 PM
 
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Hello,

I got a job offer at Rutgers and I am thinking of buying a house in that area. I am looking at houses in the range of 500k-600k. It can be either single family house or townhouse. I prefer new constructions and safe area. Any suggestions? Thanks a lot!

Stay out of New Brunswick.
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Old 09-01-2010, 10:58 PM
 
Location: Piscataway
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Especially Commercial Ave! Known for crime; theft, shooting, drugs.
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Old 09-03-2010, 11:27 AM
 
Location: Central New Jersey
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Seeing that New Brunswick is a very central location you have plenty of close towns. I would suggest East Brunswick, New Brunswick (Hiram Square), Piscataway, Edison, and Metuchen. If you need help on particular areas within these homes, just ask.
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Old 09-03-2010, 05:04 PM
 
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Parts of Somerset and Franklin township are nice, too (and close). Bridgewater is nice too, and about a 20-25 minute drive to campus
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Old 09-06-2010, 04:24 PM
 
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Thank you! I found a small development off Ryders lane (around the milltown road cross) that looks pretty nice. The owner is currently asking for 700k. The only problem is that I noticed all the houses nearby are priced at much lower level (around 300k). I am afraid that this is not good for keep house value.

Also, is that area safe? I heard that EB has very good schools. But it high school is ranked only 75th. Am I looking at the right ranking? Thank you!
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Old 09-07-2010, 09:55 PM
 
Location: North Brunswick
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Also, is that area safe? I heard that EB has very good schools. But it high school is ranked only 75th. Am I looking at the right ranking? Thank you!
Out of 322 in the state 75th place is very very good. Right on par with its level of affluence.

East Brunswick is very expensive. I'm surprised that the other houses surrounding it go for less than half the price. Safe as they come.
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Old 09-08-2010, 10:33 AM
 
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Default need advice on rental

my niece has found a job at north brunswick. we are now looking for a rental 1+1 or 2+1 apartment for him.
which areas would be safe?
searching through internet I have found this AVE Sommerset complex located just off I-287 in Somerset County. would you recommend this complex? is it a safe area to live in?
thank you very much in advance
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Old 09-08-2010, 01:00 PM
 
Location: North Brunswick
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my niece has found a job at north brunswick. we are now looking for a rental 1+1 or 2+1 apartment for him.
which areas would be safe?
searching through internet I have found this AVE Sommerset complex located just off I-287 in Somerset County. would you recommend this complex? is it a safe area to live in?
thank you very much in advance
What's the address of it? If it's the one on Franklin Blvd, stay out.

Look at North Village or Briarcrest in North Brunswick. I'm right near both of those, very nice.
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