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Old 11-03-2011, 09:22 AM
 
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Can someone provide some feedback on Courtland development in Hillsborough ... which is right at border of bridgewater and hillsborough. Couple of area where i wanted to get some opinion:

1) Is this a family friendly neighborhood
2) Are the school considered good/bad? I saw great schools rating is around 8.
3) Any comment of ethic mix/type of people who lives in this community or surrounding area?
4) Any flooding concern?
5) We are mostly looking at planned community, newer built houses, with good commuting option to Roseland area. Any other place within Hillsborough or nearby we should consider?
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Old 11-05-2011, 12:58 AM
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I've lived in Courtland since 1998, I'll try to answer your questions.

1. Definitely a family friendly neighborhood. We never had any issues with crime. There's always kids outside playing.
2. Schools are great, I believe it's Sunnymeade Elementary, Hillsborough Middle, and Hillsborough High Schools. I've personally gone through the middle and high schools, and they are top notch.
3. There's a good mix of white, Asian and south Asian. I don't remember seeing too many black families, and even fewer Hispanic families.
4. My basement never flooded, but my neighbors did (duplex). I think for the most part the neighborhood rarely floods. Mostly specific to the houses. So your mileage may vary. There were two incidents where Dickerson flooded (Floyd 99, Irene 11), but none of houses as far as I know were flooded.
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Old 11-05-2011, 11:30 AM
 
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I've lived in Courtland since 1998, I'll try to answer your questions.

1. Definitely a family friendly neighborhood. We never had any issues with crime. There's always kids outside playing.
2. Schools are great, I believe it's Sunnymeade Elementary, Hillsborough Middle, and Hillsborough High Schools. I've personally gone through the middle and high schools, and they are top notch.
3. There's a good mix of white, Asian and south Asian. I don't remember seeing too many black families, and even fewer Hispanic families.
4. My basement never flooded, but my neighbors did (duplex). I think for the most part the neighborhood rarely floods. Mostly specific to the houses. So your mileage may vary. There were two incidents where Dickerson flooded (Floyd 99, Irene 11), but none of houses as far as I know were flooded.

Many thanks for the info. This is really helpful - was hoping for some feedback from people who lives there. If you don't mind ... few more questions:

1) Is the HOA fee same for all the house? If yes, how much and what does it cover. Got bit confused, as most houses in Nostrand lists around $225/qtr, but we are looking for one in Campbell and it says only $100ish (doesn't mentioned qtr or monthly).

2) For the backyards, is the grass maintained by HOA or is it upto owners? Would they allow to put a fence around your property?

3) Do you have to pay for garbage disposal separately?

4) For the schools, do they provide buses? For 5th grader, middle school will be the Auten road?

4) If i ever need to travel to Manhattan - do i take the Raritrain NJ Trasit & connect to Newark/Path - would that be best option?

thanks in advance for your response.
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Old 12-13-2011, 09:07 PM
 
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Default Basement flooding

I am also looking to buy a house in that development. Your information is very helpful. I really liked the houses in that development. Only thing we are concerned about is it's proximity to flood zone.

I dont have enough knowledge about why basements flood. Is it because it's close to flood zone or is it a general problem. I guess I will have to do some research on that.

I'd like to know How often they close Duke pkwy and for how long each time. When it's closed is there a way out of the development?.

If dickerson is closed then there is no way out, but that happened only twice in 12 years which is not bad at all.

Thanks so much in advance!

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Originally Posted by 0ic View Post
I've lived in Courtland since 1998, I'll try to answer your questions.

1. Definitely a family friendly neighborhood. We never had any issues with crime. There's always kids outside playing.
2. Schools are great, I believe it's Sunnymeade Elementary, Hillsborough Middle, and Hillsborough High Schools. I've personally gone through the middle and high schools, and they are top notch.
3. There's a good mix of white, Asian and south Asian. I don't remember seeing too many black families, and even fewer Hispanic families.
4. My basement never flooded, but my neighbors did (duplex). I think for the most part the neighborhood rarely floods. Mostly specific to the houses. So your mileage may vary. There were two incidents where Dickerson flooded (Floyd 99, Irene 11), but none of houses as far as I know were flooded.
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Old 12-26-2011, 07:02 AM
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Many thanks for the info. This is really helpful - was hoping for some feedback from people who lives there. If you don't mind ... few more questions:

1) Is the HOA fee same for all the house? If yes, how much and what does it cover. Got bit confused, as most houses in Nostrand lists around $225/qtr, but we are looking for one in Campbell and it says only $100ish (doesn't mentioned qtr or monthly).

2) For the backyards, is the grass maintained by HOA or is it upto owners? Would they allow to put a fence around your property?

3) Do you have to pay for garbage disposal separately?

4) For the schools, do they provide buses? For 5th grader, middle school will be the Auten road?

4) If i ever need to travel to Manhattan - do i take the Raritrain NJ Trasit & connect to Newark/Path - would that be best option?

thanks in advance for your response.
Sorry, I didn't see this sooner.

1. I'm not sure what the HOA fee is, my dad's the home owner.
2. The grass is maintained by the owner up to the property line. Behind our lawn, is the public grass/park and that was maintained by the association. We never had a fence up, but I can recall several neighbors that did.
3. I'm not sure about the garbage disposal either.
4. All schools had buses. I think 5th grade is Sunnymead, and 6-8th is the middle school on Triangle rd.


Here's some additional information that I sent to someone by PM.

Dukes Parkway floods a little more often then the development itself. There is a gated exit into Manville that can be used when Dukes Parkway floods. I believe the fire department has the key to it and they'll open it when necessary. I can only remember a handful of times we've ever needed to use it, in over 10 years.

Also, even when Dukes Parkway floods, it's usually between 206 and Dickerson (in small sections) so you can still go around by taking 13th and down Brooks Blvd to 206.
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