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Old 10-05-2011, 05:18 PM
 
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LOL!! You all have informed me and entertained me a bit as well!

We've driven around Linden, the Sunnyside area and that section seemed pretty nice in fact. But I do know that NJ is different from NY in that you have to go to certain schools. Here in NY, you can pretty much choose the school you send your child to. You may have to "fight" a little, but it's usually a simple process.

Btw, Brooklyn has some of the BEST school in the nation.....research it~!!!!!

I'm just confused because from what I've read here, on the forums at least, it seems like if you cross the street and walk one block you have the potential to be in a war zone. But if you walk two blocks in the opposite direction, its nice and calm and quiet!!!! WTH????????

Linden seemed to me to be a very mixed area, which is what I'm looking for. I don't want my children growing up or going to school with one particular race because the world is so not like that.

Maplewood was a 10 minute drive!!!!! I don't care what your all say!!! 10 -15 minutes TOPS!!!!

So keep the responses coming.........I need info from Jersey residents!!! I'm cluesless about your state.
I'll start by saying I'm a lifelong resident of Union County, grew up right next to Linden, had family and friends that lived in Linden until a couple years ago. You seem to have your mind made up, but I can't help myself from chiming in anyway. Sunnyside is by far the best section of Linden, but the city itself, like many east coast central New Jersey towns, has been declining ever since subprime hit in the early 2000s. Linden is home to gangs, drugs, crime, and anyone telling you different is delusional. But you probably won't find that in Sunnyside. What you will find is terrible schools. And I'm part Hispanic myself, so I'm not saying this because you'll find minorities ... I have no problem with diversity. But the overall quality of the schools has gone down the toilet. In short, you're playing with your childrens' future if you enroll them in Linden public schools. Try Roselle Park ... you can find some good deals there.
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Old 10-05-2011, 06:18 PM
 
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Linden, Rahway and Carteret all smell. The oil plant is right off 1&9 which is the main road that runs through Rahway and Linden.
No that can't be correct!
Nexis already informed us that the presence of the RR tracks that run through the center of Linden and Rahway keep the industrial odors from traveling west of the tracks.

Isn't that a known scientific principle--that the presence of RR tracks blocks the transmission of odors?



Also, as a former resident of both Linden and Rahway, I speak from experience regarding crime trends, as well as the presence of obnoxious odors.
And, yes, those odors even exist to the west of the NJ Transit RR tracks.
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Old 10-05-2011, 06:58 PM
 
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Okay, I'm not 100% sold on Linden and now I'm really thinking that it would be a big mistake. Problem is now, where can we go???? Need to be close to NY, good schools, $345-360,00 budget for the house...... and we need 4bdrms!!! I'm going to check out Roselle Park, any other options that anyone can think of?
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Old 10-05-2011, 08:29 PM
 
Location: New Jersey
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need to be close to ny, good schools, $345-360,00 budget for the house...... And we need 4bdrms!!!
lol.
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Old 10-05-2011, 08:58 PM
 
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Openheads!!!!! It's not funny!!!! :-/
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Old 10-05-2011, 10:22 PM
 
Location: New Jersey
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Openheads!!!!! It's not funny!!!! :-/
Your price range does not coincide with your expectations.
You can get a smaller house in a nice town with good schools close to NY, but the 4 bedroom thing kills it. New Jersey is not North Carolina.
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Old 10-06-2011, 02:38 AM
 
Location: On the Rails in Northern NJ
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No that can't be correct!
Nexis already informed us that the presence of the RR tracks that run through the center of Linden and Rahway keep the industrial odors from traveling west of the tracks.

Isn't that a known scientific principle--that the presence of RR tracks blocks the transmission of odors?



Also, as a former resident of both Linden and Rahway, I speak from experience regarding crime trends, as well as the presence of obnoxious odors.
And, yes, those odors even exist to the west of the NJ Transit RR tracks.
Anything that large can alter the winds , I don't think ive ever smelled anything bad in Linden or Rahway , the same can't be said for Staten Island where it stinks cause the wind blows there. I doubt you have lived in both towns ....your just saying that to appear more believable.
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Old 10-06-2011, 04:19 AM
 
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Your price range does not coincide with your expectations.
You can get a smaller house in a nice town with good schools close to NY, but the 4 bedroom thing kills it. New Jersey is not North Carolina.
They could always find a 3 bedroom and build another bedroom in the basement. This was very popular in the town where I grew up (there were no 4 bedroom houses).

Look at like Kearney or North Arlington. Not as close, but you cant always get everything you want.
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Old 10-06-2011, 07:26 AM
 
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Anything that large can alter the winds , I don't think ive ever smelled anything bad in Linden or Rahway , the same can't be said for Staten Island where it stinks cause the wind blows there. I doubt you have lived in both towns ....your just saying that to appear more believable.

You can believe or not believe whatever you want.
You can also invent your own rules for spelling, grammar, and punctuation, as you apparently have done.
In neither case would you be correct, however.

I did, in fact, reside in Linden (Sunnyside) from 1974-1982, and in Rahway from 1989-1996.
As a result of family connections, I continued to visit Linden and Rahway, on at least weekly basis, through 2003.
I worked in Woodbridge Township, just to the south of Rahway, for 35 years.
I continue to visit Linden at least twice each year, as a result of personal business in the area.
As a result of the above, I believe that I am at least as qualified to speak about the area as you are, and perhaps I am more qualified on that topic.

Please let me know when you are ready for your spelling, grammar, punctuation and science lessons.

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Old 10-06-2011, 09:46 AM
 
Location: Historic Downtown Jersey City
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I'm just confused because from what I've read here, on the forums at least, it seems like if you cross the street and walk one block you have the potential to be in a war zone. But if you walk two blocks in the opposite direction, its nice and calm and quiet!!!! WTH????????
This exact same phenomenon occurs in Brooklyn, and all of the outer boroughs for that matter.

Check out the south side of Cranford (best option), and then Garwood, Kenilworth, and Clark (all tied for 2nd place).
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