U.S. CitiesCity-Data Forum Index
Go Back   City-Data Forum > U.S. Forums > New Jersey
 [Register]
Please register to participate in our discussions with 2 million other members - it's free and quick! Some forums can only be seen by registered members. After you create your account, you'll be able to customize options and access all our 15,000 new posts/day with fewer ads.
View detailed profile (Advanced) or search
site with Google Custom Search

Search Forums  (Advanced)
 
Old 07-22-2007, 11:12 AM
 
114 posts, read 146,725 times
Reputation: 35

Advertisements

I'm looking to Get a place of my own and just wanted to know more about Avenel NJ I read about its history and it seemed somewhat similar to my current residence but wanted to get more information about the community any information is helpful. Are apartment or condo easily attainable in that area.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message

 
Old 07-22-2007, 11:17 AM
MsV
 
2,604 posts, read 985,581 times
Reputation: 854
Condos and apts are probably easy & cheap to find in Avenel...but for good reason. I don't know where you live now, but (especially) if you're a woman, I don't think the area is safe...and of course it is the home of the Avenel Correctional Facility. If you don't care about safety, and want cheap, you've found it.

Rahway (right next door) is a lovely area, Linden, Roselle, Roselle Park, Elizabeth ~ all better areas and have lots of reasonable places to live too.
Hope this helps. Good luck with your choice.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 07-22-2007, 12:33 PM
 
9,124 posts, read 31,851,240 times
Reputation: 3515
I grew up in Avenel, and at the time it was mostly working class whites. There was an area off of Rahway Ave toward Rahway that had some black families, but there weren't many. Now, 30 years later, the town is a mix of ethnic groups.

IMO, the area has deteriorated. When we were growing up, the houses were well-kept, everyone knew everyone else, and the kids roamed freely around the neighborhood. My mother finally moved out last year because the area was going downhill. There were a number of homes and multifamily units that went to Section 8 housing, groups of kids would wander the streets at all hours hooting and hollering, and the houses started to become unkept.

So, Avenel will definitely fit your desire for diversity, but that's about it's only good point IMO. If you must move there, I'd look at the area bounded by Route 1 and St Georges Ave- the other end of town toward Rahway Ave has gotten crappy.

Bob
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 07-23-2007, 01:22 AM
 
114 posts, read 146,725 times
Reputation: 35
Quote:
Originally Posted by BobKovacs View Post
I grew up in Avenel, and at the time it was mostly working class whites. There was an area off of Rahway Ave toward Rahway that had some black families, but there weren't many. Now, 30 years later, the town is a mix of ethnic groups.

IMO, the area has deteriorated. When we were growing up, the houses were well-kept, everyone knew everyone else, and the kids roamed freely around the neighborhood. My mother finally moved out last year because the area was going downhill. There were a number of homes and multifamily units that went to Section 8 housing, groups of kids would wander the streets at all hours hooting and hollering, and the houses started to become unkept.

So, Avenel will definitely fit your desire for diversity, but that's about it's only good point IMO. If you must move there, I'd look at the area bounded by Route 1 and St Georges Ave- the other end of town toward Rahway Ave has gotten crappy.

Bob
Quote:
Originally Posted by MsV View Post
Condos and apts are probably easy & cheap to find in Avenel...but for good reason. I don't know where you live now, but (especially) if you're a woman, I don't think the area is safe...and of course it is the home of the Avenel Correctional Facility. If you don't care about safety, and want cheap, you've found it.

Rahway (right next door) is a lovely area, Linden, Roselle, Roselle Park, Elizabeth ~ all better areas and have lots of reasonable places to live too.
Hope this helps. Good luck with your choice.
Thanks that def. answered my question I heard Roseele is nice my cousin currently resides there and the part shes in seems pretty ok but other sections were less than satisfactory in my opinion i'll def. check out the other 2 towns mentioned thanks for the info I left you both a rep. point as a token of my appreciation.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 10-14-2007, 03:02 AM
 
Location: Bathurst NSW Australia
1 posts, read 4,564 times
Reputation: 10
Can anyone supply some history for Avenel. My family has this name and I am tracing some family history.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Please register to post and access all features of our very popular forum. It is free and quick. Over $68,000 in prizes has already been given out to active posters on our forum. Additional giveaways are planned.

Detailed information about all U.S. cities, counties, and zip codes on our site: City-data.com.


Reply
Please update this thread with any new information or opinions. This open thread is still read by thousands of people, so we encourage all additional points of view.

Quick Reply
Message:



Over $104,000 in prizes was already given out to active posters on our forum and additional giveaways are planned!

Go Back   City-Data Forum > U.S. Forums > New Jersey
Follow City-Data.com founder on our Forum or

All times are GMT -6.

2005-2017, Advameg, Inc.

City-Data.com - Archive 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31, 32, 33, 34, 35 - Top