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Old 08-07-2007, 01:44 PM
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Hi everyone,

I'm recently planning to buy a single family house in south brunswick. We have been driving around, and my husband really like the dayton area, especially one neighborhood, called wether hill. I have no idea how good that area is, and also there is a railroad track cross town (don't know if it is active or not).

Does anyone know specifically about that area, the pros and cons? Any suggestion for the house under $500K?

Thank you a lot
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Old 08-08-2007, 08:59 AM
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You really can't go wrong with Dayton. It's a nice quiet safe area, close to Rts. 1 and 130, and NJ tpk exit 8a. You are close to downtown Princeton and New Brunswick, both about 10 miles. South Brunswick also has an excellent school system. I'm not all that familiar with Wetherhill, but from what I can tell you can get a ~20 year old 3-4 bdrm single family with garage for 450-500K. You should also consider the Dayton Center division off Georges Rd, which has single families going for around the same price. There is also Regent Square off Georges Rd which has smaller single families around 400K. Not sure what your commuting needs are, but there is no train stop on the NE Corridor, although the train line runs through. The closest station is Princeton Junction, but I think parking is a problem there. Another option is the Park n Ride just down 130 where the bus takes you into NYC. They just built a new Target, Staples, Best Buy, and Petsmart on Stouts lane in Monmouth Junction (next town over, closest to Rt. 1), and you also have shopping centers on Rt. 1 in Princeton/Lawrenceville, Rt. 130 in North Brunswick and East Windsor, or Rt. 1 in North Brunswick. The only cons I can think of for Dayton would be that there is no real walkable downtown, and no nightlife - not sure if that is important to you. You will have to go into Princeton or New Brunswick for this, which still doesn't compare to Hoboken or NYC. All things considered it is a very good choice - good luck with your search!
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Old 08-08-2007, 03:19 PM
Location: Central New Jersey
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Just like Ycats1 said, it is close to all and the shopping areas are everywhere. You shouldn't have a problem finding a home in the area. Check out Realtor.com to get a general idea.
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Old 08-08-2007, 08:56 PM
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I lived in Dayton for six years and loved it. It is a nice quiet town. The schools are excellent. My daughter attended Indian Fields School and it was supurb. I believe most all the schools in South Brunswick are blue ribbon schools.
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