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Old 01-13-2017, 08:35 AM
 
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<enjft posted that in 2007
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Old 01-13-2017, 09:55 AM
 
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2) i am not finding good houses (within our budget) near the school my kids want to go in (Stevens HS) the school is in 08820, but we are finding houses in 08817 or around.
I'm not sure what high school kids from 08817 would go to but I don't think it's Stevens. You'd have to go to Public Schools of Edison Township at the top it shows our schools, Edison high and JP Stevens
Stevens HS from google 855 Grove Ave, Edison, NJ 08820
Here are the school links, if you move to 08817 they'd go to Edison high

Edison High School 50 Boulevard of the Eagles, Edison, NJ 08817

John P. Stevens High School
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Old 01-13-2017, 12:40 PM
 
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JP Stevens is historically a higher rated school in the 08820 area code and Edison High is lower rated, but Edison as a whole has very good schools.
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Old 01-13-2017, 01:35 PM
 
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JP Stevens is historically a higher rated school in the 08820 area code and Edison High is lower rated, but Edison as a whole has very good schools.

Exactly!
Anyone who goes into a panic over the prospect of their child attending EHS instead of JPSHS, or in regard to one Edison elementary school as opposed to another, is just being...foolish. The entire school system is highly-rated and just as there are some differences in aptitude or performance from one good student to another, there are always going to be some differences between two or more very good schools. This isn't a case of comparing JPSHS to...let's say...Central HS in Newark.

The differences between EHS and JPSHS are not significant enough for anyone to lose any sleep.
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Old 01-13-2017, 02:27 PM
 
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Yes, looking for the holy grail. Having said that, Edison isn't a bad choice, the commute isn't godawful if you live or can get a ride to the train and work near the PATH station downtown. the NJ commute to downtown is never great (Jersey City the exception) since you have to switch. I think North Edison is nicer and also is pretty diverse, but getting a house in the $400k range is going to be tough unless you want a fixer upper.


Everyone with a family wants the same things as you do. generally we either have to up our budget or lengthen our commute.
The commute isn't bad for a guy, not if you're a woman and you have to stand on crowded NJTransit trains and PATH trains during rush hour. For the price of homes in Edison I much rather pay for the same price in North NJ and not have to put up with the train craziness and some unsavory riders.
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Old 01-13-2017, 09:11 PM
 
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It is always so extremely heartwarming when people sugarcoat their bigotry.

Anyway, my sister is married to an Asian Indian man and they live in Edison. My family and I visit them often in their diverse North Edison neighborhood. Along with my sister and her husband, I find the local Asian Indian residents to be not only extremely respectful, friendly, and law biding, but actual normal every day human beings that live, breathe, watch Jeopardy, and attend PTA meetings. One Indian guy even gave me a jump start last Thanksgiving!!!! Huh.... go figure!!!!

Not that there is anything wrong with giving a stranger a jump start, it's just that some people would rather know.
And I agree with you.....I know that there is bigotry toward Asian Indians in Edison, but you know what, most are either business owners or doctors.........and are very-friendly-nice people.....
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Old 01-13-2017, 09:59 PM
 
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And I agree with you.....I know that there is bigotry toward Asian Indians in Edison, but you know what, most are either business owners or doctors.........and are very-friendly-nice people.....
And IT.

If you can afford in Edison and like typical suburb lifestyle, it's great town in every possible way.
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Old 01-13-2017, 10:14 PM
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He's fine. I will tell him you were asking
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Old 01-14-2017, 05:52 AM
 
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He's fine. I will tell him you were asking
Who's fine? Edison? Sorry have to ask, wasn't sure if you posting in the wrong thread
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Old 01-14-2017, 07:15 AM
 
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If you can afford in Edison and like typical suburb lifestyle, it's great town in every possible way.
...except for the traffic congestion, and a police department that has such a long history of corruption and inefficiency that it is the laughing stock of Central NJ. I'm sorry, but this had to be said.

Over and above those negatives, the high quality of the school system is definitely a drawing-card for those who have school-age children.
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