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Old 04-11-2012, 03:24 PM
 
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What are some of the safest and nicest cities and towns in Jersey (0-80 miles from the NYC area)?
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Old 04-12-2012, 02:50 PM
 
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There are many, many towns in New Jersey, most of them extremely nice and safe. It's probably easier to list the handful of cities you should stay away from than doing it vice versa. I would say:

1. Irvington
2. Newark
3. Orange
4. Elizabeth
5. Paterson
6. East Orange
7. Passaic
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Old 04-12-2012, 02:55 PM
 
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And Camden is unsafe too.
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Old 04-12-2012, 03:42 PM
 
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And Camden is unsafe too.
Camden is our shining star of unsafe-ness! Usually ranked in the top 3 in the country with Detroit and East St. Louis.

Trenton is fast becoming a dump too.
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Old 04-13-2012, 04:32 PM
 
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Thanks. What's your opinion on these places in Bergen County...? Ridgewood, Bergenfield, Hillsdale, Emerson, Waldwick, and Midland Park. Although we don't have kids, we're looking for a decent, family-friendly community.

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Old 04-13-2012, 05:03 PM
 
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Thanks. What's your opinion on these places in Bergen County...? Ridgewood, Bergenfield, Hillsdale, Emerson, Waldwick, and Midland Park. Although we don't have kids, we're looking for a decent, family-friendly community.
In the order you posted: Great, OK, Near-Great, Very Good, Very Good, and Very Good. Except for Bergenfield, these are some expensive towns, but they're very nice.
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Old 04-13-2012, 11:25 PM
 
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There are many, many towns in New Jersey, most of them extremely nice and safe. It's probably easier to list the handful of cities you should stay away from than doing it vice versa. I would say:

1. Irvington
2. Newark
3. Orange
4. Elizabeth
5. Paterson
6. East Orange
7. Passaic
And keep in mind that even those cities have a few decent pockets sprinkled here and there.
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Old 04-14-2012, 06:15 PM
 
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In the order you posted: Great, OK, Near-Great, Very Good, Very Good, and Very Good. Except for Bergenfield, these are some expensive towns, but they're very nice.
What's wrong with Bergenfield? The schools aren't quite as great as some of the surrounding communities, and the area around the Armory is a little run-down, but, it certainly meets any reasonable standards of safe, 'nice,' 'decent,' and family-friendly.
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Old 04-14-2012, 10:29 PM
 
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Brick NJ has been named one of the safest towns in the country many times over the past 20 years. Bit of a hike to NYC though.
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Old 04-15-2012, 12:02 AM
 
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And keep in mind that even those cities have a few decent pockets sprinkled here and there.
Not really.
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