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Old 11-05-2011, 07:51 PM
 
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My wife and I are planning to buy a home in a year or two with a kid of 1-year-old, we all work in downtown Manhattan, so i'm considering getting settled in either millburn or edison.

Any suggestions? Seems the Millburn public school system is better.

One more thing I'm curious is that when I go to weichert.com and do my search with exactly same criteria for homes, edison has way far more number of homes available than millburn, much lower price and much newer homes, why?
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Old 11-05-2011, 07:59 PM
 
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Really? Edison's a nice town with good schools, but it's way out of Millburn's league. Millburn is one of the nicest towns in the state, with schools consistently at or very near the top of all rankings.

You'll probably spend 75% more for a comparable house in Millburn compared to Edison for those reasons.
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Old 11-06-2011, 05:07 AM
 
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Really? Edison's a nice town with good schools, but it's way out of Millburn's league. Millburn is one of the nicest towns in the state, with schools consistently at or very near the top of all rankings.

You'll probably spend 75% more for a comparable house in Millburn compared to Edison for those reasons.


Yup!
The OP is comparing a Buick with a Mercedes, so to speak.
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Old 11-06-2011, 06:00 AM
 
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I'm actually planning to move back to Edison myself. I lived there for a year, plus it's large in area and population. It has a diverse range of people, the crime is very low, it's most likely cheaper for me to get an apartment there, and there's so much you could do there. The Menlo Park Mall is a very good place to shop, and you have a number of major businesses along Lincoln Highway(Route 27).
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Old 11-06-2011, 06:20 AM
 
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Millburn is considered the much nicer town but it will be significantly more expensive. The purchase price and property tax costs will reflect that.
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Old 11-07-2011, 02:15 PM
 
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millburn. edison is way too industrial.
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Old 11-07-2011, 04:41 PM
 
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Hahahaha, what a question. Millburn is far better.

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Old 11-07-2011, 07:53 PM
 
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millburn. edison is way too industrial.
Possibly the most bizarre answer to the most bizarre question I have ever heard. Now I am totally confused.
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Old 11-08-2011, 11:31 AM
 
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First off, I know this question is a joke but....

What's interesting is that I can think of many situations where Edison would be the better choice for a family than Millburn. It seems that most people are operating under the assumption that everyone would live in Millburn if they could afford it and in reality that is not the case.

Just like any choice in life there are pros and cons, pluses and minuses...choosing to live in Millburn does not free you from that general paradigm of life. Just a thought...
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Old 11-29-2011, 03:04 PM
 
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good point tdstyles. You would be surprised by the amount of 700-1mill homes being built up in North Edison the last few years. Edison has no shortage of wealthy people. But I think the choice comes down to more of wanting to live in a more urban or suburban town. I think the previous poster meant by industrial as being more city like. Edison is more city like with its buses and more apartment buildings in the town. because of that it also tends to be less snobby than milburn.
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