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Old 03-08-2011, 11:09 PM
 
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Well, this is probably a long shot but does anyone know of any gay friendly areas in Sussex (anywhere) or western Morris County, NJ (ie-Washington, Wharton, Netcong, Jefferson areas)? My wife and I are looking to buy a house and those areas gives you the best bang for buck - big houses, lots of property, low taxes, and pretty good schools. However, we're both concerned with potential issues from unaccepting neighbors. We're not expecting a welcoming commitee by any means but we'd like to not have a cross burned in our yard or our future kids ridiculed in school because they have 2 moms. We currently live in eastern Morris county and work in Essex so we're are all ready used to the stares and occasional whispers or rude remarks and aren't bothered by a little hostility. I'm all ready well aware of gay friendly towns in other areas of NJ but they're either too expensive, to crowded, or have crummy schools (Montclair, Maplewood, Hoboken, Jersey City, Asbury Park, Millburn, Morristown, S. Orange, ect are all off our lists.) Any thoughts/suggestions would be appreciated.
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Old 03-09-2011, 07:24 AM
 
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Have some gay friends who lived in Califon and felt comfortable there. If it too stereotypical to think that an area with arts/crafts might be a good candidate? Chester? Lafayette?
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Old 03-09-2011, 09:56 AM
 
Location: Here but I spend time There.
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Newton comes to mind, I lived there and there were at least 2 gay couples on our street and there was never any issues as far as I know.
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Old 03-23-2011, 08:06 AM
 
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Try Newton or Sparta in Sussex County.
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Old 03-23-2011, 08:49 AM
 
Location: Bergen County, Nazi Jerky
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OP,
No one really cares about that any more. Keep your home up, live a quiet life, mind your own business, and you'll get along fine.
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Old 03-23-2011, 11:08 AM
 
Location: Northern NJ
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OP,
No one really cares about that any more. Keep your home up, live a quiet life, mind your own business, and you'll get along fine.
This would apply to any minority group and any majority group. Especially the "mind your own business" part and the "keep your home up" part.
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Old 04-04-2011, 04:39 PM
 
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Thanks for the help guys. So far we've been looking in Jefferson, Hopatcong, and Stanhope - we haven't had an issue yet.
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Old 04-04-2011, 05:53 PM
 
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Believe me when I say that Vernon is another choice. Beautiful surroundings, close to artsy Warwick, NY, relatively low taxes. There are openly gay students at the Vernon Township High School and quite a lot of gay men and women in Vernon.
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Old 04-05-2011, 05:41 AM
 
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OP,
No one really cares about that any more. Keep your home up, live a quiet life, mind your own business, and you'll get along fine.
I wish it were true...
In general some neighbors mind their own business, while others are miserable human beings who don't have enough going on in their lives and want to spread that misery onto others. It makes me feel sad for them.

I wish the OP all the best in their search for a new home.
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Old Yesterday, 12:35 PM
 
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Try Boonton. Great inclusive town. taxes can be on the high side (5500-8000) but great old homes for restoration, schools recently got an award for improvements and the whole town is walkable! Great restaurants and wonderful art scene. Nice park, in park free concerts. All around a nice old town with GREAT character.
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